Originally posted on PatternVault:
In honour of Valentine’s Day, some mid-Twenties illustrations for McCall lingerie patterns including embroidery transfers. The heading reads, “Embroideries That Lend Irresistible Charm to the Intimate Garments.” From the numbering, I’d say the page dates to circa 1925, when these types of pattern were the only ones to have colour envelopes.…

Swap, shop, drop- Bikes & Buttons swap shop @ Whitchurch Community Centre

I’ve just come back from my first ever clothes swap! After reading Handmedowncardiff’s post about this I knew I just had to go. So I went through my gigantic pile of clothes, took three items with me (a green winter coat, never worn and sadly too small for me, a 60s psychedelic Topshop top and […]

Lindy Hop Taster Session (Made in Roath Festival) and a new homemade skirt

Roath and Cathays are two areas of Cardiff I really love. I used to live there for years and have many happy memories. This year while checking the Made in Roath programme I noticed that they were offering a taster session in Lindy Hop, followed by a tea dance. I can’t resist dancing, and fancied […]