Does anyone remember or know of these?
Two of the crochet projects in the books and just look at the different styles! The books cater for all tastes. Take away the hairstyles and styling and you could wear both of these today.
How about knitted patterned tights? Full knitting pattern printed in the magazine and of course you can knit any colour you like not just what’s available in the shops. At my rate of knitting speed if I start now they might, just might, be ready for next winter.
There are of course some ideas that we just wouldn’t entertain at all nowadays: a bedroom that has matching wallpaper, cushions, bedspread and curtains! Kind of a camouflage look.
And this has been my favourite of all time. I remember this image clearly from when I was a child: I loved it then and I love it still. The article is about making the macramé belt and accessories but it’s the dress that has always caught my attention.
I bought a handmade leather belt the other day from Urbandon on Etsy – he’s one of the few male sewers/designers that I follow – and he makes not just unique and unusual clothes but accessories, jewellery and lots of stuff. Don also has a ‘no extra words’ policy on his blog, so it’s really quick to read.
Anyway – it was this picture that clinched it for me – I see similarity with the picture above – no Rorschach test needed. Straight but slightly flared dress, loose but eye-catching belt and not an extra ounce of fat or lumps and bumps!
This is what I want to re-create in the sewing room. I have the belt – thanks Don! I have a marl grey jersey but no pattern.
Does anyone know of a pattern that kinda resembles the lilac dress above?
I’m not fussed about the hood but want the length, the sleeves and the simplicity. I just think this would be a great dress for cool summer days and summer evenings but I need to watch that the finished garment does not look like a dressing gown or nun’s habit – now that would be interesting to analyse.
With this dress and my sexy belt I’ll be as lithe as the model and just as dreamy!!!!!!! Mmmmmm. Either my id or superego is at work here – definitely the alter-ego is exerting influence again. That Freud – he was right all along.
I’ll post up more wonderful pics from Golden Hands as I work my way through them. If anyone can advise on copyright I could even publish some of the patterns for crochet or knitting.
Thanks for reading. Ruth