Monday, 24 January 2011

Not A Stitch To Wear

I've been going through my usual Spring routine this past week. Early, I know, but the sun has been out (although it is bloomin freezing!) and this causes me to search through my Summer wardrobe and complain that I "don't have a stitch to wear"! This has come at the perfect time, as it's still only January, I can do something to change my wardrobe dilemma before we have a real heatwave...

In a bid to try and mix it up a little and avoid my usual habits of wearing 1930's styles in the Spring, 1950's in the Summer and 1940's in Autumn/Winter, I have tried my very best to put together a good selection of patterns which will compliment the garments already in my wardrobe. Here are the first few items on my "To Do" list:

Yes, it's a 1950's dress, but it's a wrap dress, I already have the fabric and it'll be ideal for those lazy days in the shade, sheltering from the heatwave... I can't keep a straight face saying that either!
This dress will be in pink with a red trim, just like the picture!

This pattern is from 1939, but isn't very dated, is it? So it will be worn from Spring through Summer. I have actually already started this one (last year!), but the pattern is wrong and needs some rewriting... argh!
This is in white, again, like the picture!

Just a simple slip, but why can I not find any? I'm sure I had some packed away. So I'm going to make many in the hope of always being able to find one!
Probably in whites, pinks, blossom prints etc - I'll see what I can find

Oh, how I do love this 1940's jumper! I don't think this really needs explaining.
Red and white, blue and white... I don't know where to start, it's all so exciting!

And finally, something I've already made:

Does he look like a sausage dog to you? I can't make up my mind, but I made him a few days ago with sausages and dogs in mind. He already has a new home, boo. Made in felt, hand sewn.
As long as I keep up with my hand sewing (brooches), I can justify being sat in front of the sewing machine or with knitting needles in hand.

Oh, before I forget, I'm going to have a quick complain about the VAT rise (up to 20%!!!). Here goes: booooooooo, no fair!

There, it's out of my system now, but unfortunately, my brooches are up in price by 50p! The felt has gone up, the thread will no doubt go up in price, as will pins, kapok and postage.

I'm also thinking that now is the time I finally get a little online shop set up for the brooches, which will hopefully have a wholesale section to make it easier that emailing me with orders. Just need a name...

It's all coming back to me, I want to ask, what you you like as a giveaway prize? There are now 54 followers, you all get a say, because if I give away something rubbish, you're sure to complain :)

I also have some exciting developments in the cycling front, I haven't bought the plane tickets, but get training!

See you in a few days when I've calmed down a bit!


Jenny (& George, resting by the fire) xx


  1. Oh I love all of these patterns, the wrap over dress will be perfect for summer. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. love the wrap dress :] i can't wait for summer- i'm sick of this cold weather!

  3. He's a lovely sausage dog and looks very cuddly too.

  4. Oooohhhh I love the wrap around 50's dress can't wait to see you make that one. And he looks like a sausage dog to me so cute ;-)) Vat rise a joke like were not all struggling enough already. Have a lovely week, dee x

  5. Very cute sausage dog- love it! I especially like the white jumper- I have a thing about anything nautical, which is extremely silly as I’m not very good on big boats! Ah well doesn’t mean I can’t dress the part! As for the wiggly jumper… well, I don’t think I could choose which colours to use! Tups x

  6. I love that dress pattern!! Can't wait to see you in it! x

  7. Oooh, I'm excited for you! All those fab patterns, I really looooove the vertical stripy jumper too, I can wait to see it finished!
    And how cute is your sausage dog brooch:)!

    Perhaps you could give away one of your lovely felt creations?!

  8. Thanks for finding me and in turn me finding you! x

  9. oooh my mum regularly knits that vertical striped sweater, it knits side to side very strange, it looks great made up! I used to have it in cream and magenta!

  10. Love the patterns and that white jumper.Can't wait to see your jumper finished!