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My Latest Sewing and Knitting Buys

February 4, 2013

This week I’ve been making lot’s of crafty plans, firstly I’m making my own vintage style dress from a reproduction pattern, I’m also learning t crochet. I’ve been knitting since I was a little girl, but I’ve never got the hang of crochet despite people always telling me how easy it is. I’d really like to be able to do it as I’m always seeing things I’d like to make.

I’ve done a little shopping this week for some supplies, here’s a few of the bits I picked up…

 I bought this set of knitting looms on Ebay to make the girls some woolly hats and leg warmers.


As I’ve never made a dress before I got this book from Amazon to help me, it’s really good!


My pattern arrived! I cannot wait to make this, I’m planning to make a few in different fabrics.


I bought this set of crochet hooks on Amazon . Fingers crossed I get the hang of it.


This is  the fabric for the dress which I bought on Ebay.

144Today I found these wools in Poundland. Three rolls for £2!

Have you been making anything nice or bought any sewing stuff, I’d love to hear about other people’s projects!

  • Reply
    February 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Oh wow, I’ve never seen a knitting loom before, looks much easier than using dps!

    • Reply
      February 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      They’re great. I made Lila a hat yesterday and it hardly took any time at all. It’s almost like a giant knitting dolly!

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    Jessica Cangiano
    February 6, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Great purchases – I really like the cute little floral print fabric you bought, there’s a certain Liberty Print quality to it, don’t you think?

    ♥ Jessica

    • Reply
      February 12, 2013 at 10:16 am

      It is very Liberty! I have loads left over so might make a little blouse too.

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    Princess Pin Curls
    February 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I have always found Butterick patterns quite good and easy to follow. I hope your dreass turns out well, thr fabric is pretty yummy. I have made quite a few thoings recently with 50’s Vogue patterns that turned out quite well…if you want to see them you can check out my blog. Happy sewing! xx Shauna

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      February 12, 2013 at 10:15 am

      I will, thank you. Doing quite well with the pattern so far. Would like to try some vintage vogue ones too.

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