Thursday, July 16, 2015

1950s Pullover Cowl Hood - Free Pattern - Easy to Make

Advance 7858 Cowl Hood Pattern

This easy to sew pullover hood fits snugly over the shoulders and around the face. Line it in contrast fabric or faux fur for an extra warm and cozy Winter head covering. Make it in lightweight fabrics to tuck into a sweater or jacket neckline for a carefree way to keep your mane in place on a windy day. This download prints on 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper. Download HERE.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A 'Round the Clock Doll Wardrobe Made From Socks

1963© Marguerite Kelly Holmes

Marguerite Kelly Holmes must have been an interesting person. In 1950 she and her husband published a book titled Play By Ear; A Music Course for Everyone. But it is her A 'Round The Clock Wardrobe patterns for Barbie dolls that made her name in the world of sewing patterns. But wait!! These are NO-SEW patterns. In fact, not only are these garments glued together, they are constructed from socks!! What a fantastic up-cycle re-fashioning project. Use those crazy striped and argyle socks destined for the rag bin for these fabulous Barbie doll fashions. Easy enough for young people to make and it may even imbue them with a lasting sewing bug. There were several patterns issued in the 1960s. Many are available as original patterns, printed on a single large sheet, or as downloads. The Vintage Pattern Marketplace vendors are offering this one for free to get you started.  Download this pattern here.