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Favourite blog: My Kingdom For a Hat

As I do with most of my favourite vintage bloggers, I discovered My Kingdom For a Hat via her Instagram account. Her wardrobe is #memade and she is another vintage gal who is inspiring me to have a vintage #memade wardrobe as well. I have the material and the patterns. Now that fall is upon us, I am itching to start sewing again.

I originally made this dress for a Pokemon trainer cosplay. Keen eyes will notice the appliques on the headscarf: bug types for life. I don’t consider myself a gamer or really much of a nerd, but my God I love me some Pokemon. The cosplay weekend ended up rained out, but my godparents’ cabin more […]

via me-made: minnie to the max — My Kingdom for a Hat

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Favourite blog: Subversive Femme

When you are a curvy girl like me, you hesitate to make vintage patterns because you are never sure how they will look your figure. For many years I have stuck with the 1950s fit and flare because I know they work on my body type.  Then, I found Subversive Femme!  She is a stunning redheaded curvy girl who uses patterns from the 1930s to 1950s and creates stunning reproductions.

For both sewing and knitting inspiration, please follow her on both WordPress and Instagram.

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The photo is from the Subversive Femme website.

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Favourite blog: By Gum By Golly

I am madly in love with By Gum By Golly and not just because of she is a sassy redhead.  Tasha and her partner are living the vintage life to the fullest. If you walked into their home or met them on the street, you would feel like you stepped into a time-warp. Not to mention, I want to make every single project that Tasha makes. You should also follow her on Instagram because she is very active on Instastory.  https://www.instagram.com/bygumbygolly/

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Other reasons I love this blog is By Gum By Golly also has tutorials on how to resize vintage patterns to modern sizes. I reference her often. http://bygumbygolly.com/category/tutorials/

Please go check out By Gum By Golly and get lost in the beauty of her vintage world.

Photo is from By Gum By Golly website.

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Obsessed With Vintage Knitting Patterns

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I have been knitting since I was 10 years old. I learned how to knit by watching my Grandma Betty. I was mesmerized how she could take yarn and turn it into hats, socks, mitts, sweaters, tea cozies and a variety of other things. I have some truly amazing memories from the hours spent learning the craft.

I too have knit everything from socks to sweaters and everything inbetween, but there is something incredibly satisfying when you create from vintage patterns.  I have a collection of knitting books that I refer to often. I decide it was time to share my knowledge about vintage knitting and resources along with patterns I have found, as well as some fun vintage tidbits along the way.

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I have created an Etsy store that I will use to sell .pdfs of the patterns I have. Not to worry, I will also be posting free patterns here along with what’s new at the store.

Right now I am having a 24-hour sale. If you use the code 1DOLLARDOWNLOAD, you can get the downloadable patterns for $1! 

I will be adding lots of new patterns and often!