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Free Pattern - Felt Poncho - Uniquely You!
Easy to Sew Felt Poncho Get ready to make the scene with this hip 1970's poncho. Make it unique. Make it YOU! You choose the colors. You can even alter the shapes to customize this easy sew, easy wear spring or fall pullover poncho. Make it in felt. Make it...
Easy to Sew Felt Poncho Get ready to make the scene with this hip 1970's poncho. Make it unique. Make it YOU! You choose the colors. You can even alter the shapes to customize this easy sew, easy wear spring or fall pullover ...
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Embellishing for a Couture Finish
Threads Magazine June 2015 Back Cover The latest issue of Threads™ Magazine features a 1940's evening gown on the back cover. The design of the gown is typical of the era. What sets this particular dress apart from the rest is the added embellished trim to ...
Threads Magazine June 2015 Back Cover The latest issue of Threads™ Magazine features a 1940's evening gown on the back cover. The design of the gown is typical of the era. What sets this particular dress apart from the rest i...
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Strawberry Potholder - A Springtime Gift for Mom
Strawberry Pot Holder Springtime to me, is a wooden box of strawberries picked fresh from the garden, covered in a feed sack towel and presented to a kind neighbor, friend or Mom. Don't have a garden? Why not whip up some of these quick and easy pot holders...
Strawberry Pot Holder Springtime to me, is a wooden box of strawberries picked fresh from the garden, covered in a feed sack towel and presented to a kind neighbor, friend or Mom. Don't have a garden? Why not whip up some of...
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This is an amazing book. Definitely a must-have reference book for anyone interested in fashion or language.
Woot! I was mentioned in an article about color in the Irish Times! To confuse buyers even further, the eccentric names given to some paints give no indication of their colour. Elephant’s Breath, the very popular colour now s...
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DIY Gifts for Mom - Victorian Corset Shaped Laundry Bag
Victorian Corset Laundry Bag The hourglass figure, also known as the Victorian scallop or the serpentine line was the proportion that defined beauty in the 19th century. Also known as the Golden Section, the shape defined generations of women and continues ...
Victorian Corset Laundry Bag The hourglass figure, also known as the Victorian scallop or the serpentine line was the proportion that defined beauty in the 19th century. Also known as the Golden Section, the shape defined gen...
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Felt Needle Books - Gifts for Those Who Sew
Felt Needle Cases Needle books made of felt are travel ready or just a handy and whimsical holder for sewing needles. These are small, quick and easy and made from scraps of left-over felt and floss or yarn. Choose a butterfly, turtle, fish or bird. Great g...
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Scrap Busting - Patchwork Potholders - Easy Last Minute Gifts to Make
Patchwork Potholders Double duty scrap busting never looked so good. Use those bits to make this patchwork potholder. No quilting experience required. Create a shabby chic, country cottage gift for Mom with these easy to follow instructions. Download HERE.
Patchwork Potholders Double duty scrap busting never looked so good. Use those bits to make this patchwork potholder. No quilting experience required. Create a shabby chic, country cottage gift for Mom with these easy to foll...
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Straw Gardening Hat Pincushion Pattern - DIY Gifts For Mom on Mothers' Day
Straw Hat Pin Cushion What says Summer more than a straw gardening hat? This sweet pincushion made of burlap makes a pretty little presentation to anyone who sews or just loves gardening. Make one for Mom or for your child's favorite teacher as an end of th...
Straw Hat Pin Cushion What says Summer more than a straw gardening hat? This sweet pincushion made of burlap makes a pretty little presentation to anyone who sews or just loves gardening. Make one for Mom or for your child's ...
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McCall's 5672 by Hannah Troy 1960© Women have Hannah Troy to thank for figuring out that most women's figures were not the elongated ideal that most ready to wear was designed for. Instead, she observed, women tend to have sh...
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Mother's Day Gifts To Make - Pretty Covered Hangers
Pretty Covered Wire Hangers Where would we be without our Moms? Our first memories are probably of none other than the woman who gave and did the most for us, loved us more than anyone else, and shaped our lives to help us become what we are today. Mom. Mot...
Pretty Covered Wire Hangers Where would we be without our Moms? Our first memories are probably of none other than the woman who gave and did the most for us, loved us more than anyone else, and shaped our lives to help us b...
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CynicalGirl Vintage Sewing Patterns
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Vintage lover and collector of many things, mostly vintage patterns. I offer vintage and newer patterns in my CynicalGirl shops on Etsy and Goodsmiths. Bolgging over at ZipsandDarts.
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Ann Elias on Flowers and Australian Art
camoupedia.blogspot.com

Cover of Ann Elias, Useless Beauty (2015) Art historian Ann Elias, Associate Professor of Theoretical Enquiry at the Sydney College of the A

I was mentioned in the Irish Times!
blog.debsalisbury.com

Woot! I was mentioned in an article about color in the Irish Times! To confuse buyers even further, the eccentric names given to some paints

Hannah Troy Designs for McCall Pattern Company
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McCall's 5672 by Hannah Troy 1960© Women have Hannah Troy to thank for figuring out that most women's figures were not the elongated ideal t

Typographic Poster | Alexandria Toszegi
thepoetryofsight.blogspot.com

Typographic poster © Alexandria Toszegi 2015 Above Poster by Alexandria Toszegi, graphic design student, Department of Art, University of No

Steganography, Camouflage and Eviatar Zerubavel
camoupedia.blogspot.com

Cover of Hidden in Plain Sight (2015) Above Cover of the latest camouflage-related book, titled Hidden in Plain Sight: The Social Structure

TIE COLLAR & more
redemption-vintage.blogspot.com

foto presa qui Quando la donna indossa la cravatta, lo fa con stile e senza copiare l'uomo. Il tie-collar è un vero must della moda del seco

Simplicity Fashion News April 1968 Pattern Preview
zipsanddarts.blogspot.com

Simplicity Fashion News April 1968 1968 was a year in transition. The fashions were a melting pot of 60's Mods with a glimmer of the Hippie

1930's Knitting - Windsor Women's Blouse
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Windsor Women's Blouse Bust 32–34, 36–38, 40-42, 44-46 Inches You will need to create a login to download your free pattern Free Knitting Pa

Bald Eagles Galore Right Here in River City
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Photo © Mary Snyder Behrens (2015) Above We live on a small five-acre "farm" in northeast Iowa, with the nearest river about 15 miles away.

Ship 'n Shore - Refashioning a Man's Shirt For A Vintage Style Blouse
zipsanddarts.blogspot.com

Refashionistas are everywhere. To see garments that are oh so blah and totally last year transformed into something awesomely today and actu

Dazzle Ship Camouflage | Stephen Hobbs
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Disruptive Ship Camouflage © Stephen Hobbs (2015) Above We've featured the camouflage-related work of South African artist Stephen Hobbs in

UNI Graphic Designer | Top 15 in Nation
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Student Showcase, March-April 2015 issue of CA Magazine Above Page 93 of the current issue (March-April 2015) of the California-based graphi

Simplicity Pattern Catalog March 1974
zipsanddarts.blogspot.com

Simplicity March 1974 Simplicity 5556 Simplicity 6200 Simplicity 6081 Simplicity 6147 Simplicity 6198 Simplicity 5866 Simplicity 5957 Simpli

Abbott Thayer and Background-Picturing
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Background-picturing experiment with G.H. Thayer painting Above Roy R. Behrens (©2015), an experiment using Adobe Photoshop software in an a

Free Pattern - Fabric Flowers to Make from Scraps
vintagepatternmarketplace.blogspot.com

Easy to Make Fabric Flowers Fabric flowers have long been used to decorate hats and bags or for boutonnieres for the tuxedo lapel. Indeed, t

Cone Thread Nets From Upcycled Produce Netting
zipsanddarts.blogspot.com

I love garlic and buy it fresh at my local grocery store. The heads come packed three in a sleeve. It's not because I am OCD that I cannot t

Pattern Weights - A DIY Tutorial for Covering Metal Washers
zipsanddarts.blogspot.com

Whoever discovered using weights instead of pins for layout and cutting was a genius. Though it does not allow the pattern tissue to "stick"

Elephant’s Breath and London Smoke: Second Edition
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My book on color as it was used in history is now in its second edition. This version has over 600 new and updated entries. Elephant’s Breat

Storing Vintage Sewing Patterns
zipsanddarts.blogspot.com

The first time that a pattern is pulled from it's envelope, unfolded and cut to create a garment is easy. Putting it all back together is th

My Twin Sisters - Vintage Toy Sewing Machines
zipsanddarts.blogspot.com

If you have ever passed by one of these toy sewing machines at a garage sale or thrift shop, you may want to rethink this. Manufactured in t