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The Haslam System of Dresscutting 1929 | Catwalk Threads Vintage A few months ago, I acquired some lovely vintage goodies from a friend of mine in Chorlton, Manchester. Whilst looking through the pieces, she mentioned a couple of pattern-cutting books which had belonged to her aunt Flo. Not sure whether I’d be interested in them, she said that no offence would be taken if I didn’t want them. Oh my! Is the Pope Catholic? I’m not a prolific sewer, but I do have more than a passing interest in vintage fashion. There’s more information about The “Haslam” dresscutting system below these images, along with a sweet little note from aunt Flo. Scanned by Catwalk Threads from the original ‘Book of Draftings No. 5′ dating 1929. The Haslam Dresscutting System consists of THREE major components needed to complete any of the Haslam vintage patterns: (1) Book of Draftings If anyone has ever made a garment using the “Haslam” method, I’d love to know. Where aunt Flo used to live: Great Clowes Street, Lower Broughton, Greater Manchester. Like this: Like Loading...

Gleeful Things Free Crochet & Sewing Pattern: Floral Fringe Bag Tutorial March 19, 2014 Did you know that March is National Craft Month?! Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores invited me to create a project tutorial to share with you for the occasion! They gave me four themes to choose from (floral, nautical, geometric and vivid orchid) and I went with the floral theme because it’s perfect for Spring! Anyway, lately I’ve had a lot of ideas floating around in my head that involve incorporating fabric into crochet projects. Finished Size: About 10 inches wide x 11 inches tall (plus fringe). - Cotton fabric (about half a yard will do – I used this one) - Worsted weight yarn (I used Bernat Handicrafter Delux in Navy) - Size G (4.5 mm) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge) - Yarn needle - Basic sewing supplies (this can be sewn by machine or hand) - Ruler - 1 large wood bead (a button would work too) sc – single crochet ch – chain sl st – slip stitch rnd – round ea – each FO – finish off Top piece Strap

Knitting, Free Knitting Patterns, Knitting Yarn, Knitting Instructions, Knitting Book, Knitting Stores Knitting Today! Magazine Sugar Tart Crafts: Peanut Swaddler Tutorial If not, here is what you missed. Bloggy-land seems to be completely over run with pregnant women right now, and since we just brought Corbin home a little over a month ago, I kinda feel like I'm part of the "in crowd" for a change! So in an attempt to help my fellow new Mommas get a little more sleep (or at least a few minutes of quiet), I'd like to share with you my zippered swaddler tutorial. For lots of new parents, the art of swaddling your new baby can seem more like rocket science than a simple folded up blanket, and trying to replicate what the nurses did so easily for you in the hospital will simply become a source of frustration. "bundle of joy" have ended in failure, and by now you are seriously eyeing up that roll of duct tape. I find this to be especially true of husbands...or at least mine! Most of us have been there. break free from every type of swaddle product you could buy! (most of the time), and gave up on ever sleeping through an entire night again. Supplies 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

FoodHorsesCrochet - Blog Flower Girl Cottage : Crochet Headband Pattern Crochet Headband Materials: 1 ball Lily Cotton Yarn, Size G Hook Pattern First Row: Chain 20, Double Crochet, Chain 2, Single Crochet into 4th chain from Hook,* Skip 3 chains, work 2 Double Crochets, Chain 2, Single Crochet in next chain stitch*, Repeat the stitches between * * to the end of the row Row 2: Chain 2 Turn, Double Crochet, Chain 2, Single Crochet in 1st Chain 2 Space, 2 Double Crochets, Chain 2, Single Crochet into each remaining Chain 2 Spaces across to end Repeat Row 2 until Strip Measures 18” join by slip stitching ends together or sew together with yarn needle. Finished Link Party Time

Rhonda's Creative Life: Fabulous Free Pattern Friday I'm a day late, but better late than never! For this dress I was inspired by the travel wardrobes I see many of you post. One of the bloggers that I feel is a master with a travel wardrobe is Margy of This dress I am calling The Perfect Travel Dress So easy to do, just 4 rectangles, well actually 5 if I count the neck band. Draw up the sleeves and it has a little different look. The shirring in the top of the sleeve. Draw up the skirt a bit for a little sexier look. Draw it up more and pair it with a pair of tights. Draw it up a whole lot more and it becomes a top. And of course the sleeves can be lowered or drawn up, whichever you like. From the picture above and the picture below, you can see that the dress is just a rectangle across the top and another rectangle for the skirt. To draft the dress, begin by measuring from the top of your shoulder, over your bust to the length that you would like the top portion to be.

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