Yay-ness – I just won this lovely early 60s pattern on Ebay (it’s not the right size, but just needs a little bit adding here and there and it’ll be fine):
And for just £7.50! I saw the same pattern go for £15+ a couple of weeks ago.
Just check out that cute jacket! I love the dress, but there’s something about the jacket that makes me smile – I think it’s the combination of the buttons and cropped-ness.
With narrow- and full-skirted options and the jacket, this pattern gives three different items – I definitely consider that a bit of a bargain!
Together with my other 60s pattern, I’m starting a very small collection of vintage patterns:
I was originally planning to use the pattern to work out how to make an early 60s pleat-skirted dress, after seeing one in the window of a vintage shop in town (I love those bell-shaped skirts with inverted box pleats!) but the separates have grown on me and now I have Simplicity 2444, I’ve got an appropriately 60s-esque pattern:
Aaaand, the other week, my lovely Mum bought me this silk crepe to use to make the blouse in The People pattern:
It was on sale in John Lewis (£10/metre rather than £20!) – huzzah for that! I’ve also handwashed it in cold water ready to go/sew. Dry clean only? HA!
Also, I’m currently working on the cat from this book:
It’s my first go at crochet and I’m enjoying it – photos when the kitty is complete!