Saturday, December 17, 2011

Free embroidery pattern: boy in lederhosen with satchel

I began the week with a free embroidery pattern, so I thought it would be a nice way to end the week as well. From a 1950s plastic bag I featured in a post about vintage underwear and another on vintage recycling, here is a darling depiction of a chipper young boy with a satchel proudly showing off his recycled bag.

Click on the thumbnail above to be redirected to my page of downloads where all my embroidery files are hosted.

Have a pleasant weekend, everybody!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Room for a loom


Sometimes it's hard to see the forest through the trees. All you detail-oriented folk out there know what I'm talking about: we focus on the miniscule only to loose sight of the bigger picture.

Don't be fooled into thinking this mindset is only fraught with disadvantages, though, because we are the same people that notice small treasures that others have overlooked. Take, for example, this weaving frame/hand loom from the late 1950s or early 1960s.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Free embroidery pattern: 1700 Woman


Here's a treat for all of you dear readers to start the new week: a free embroidery pattern taken from the 1950s hat bag I wrote about in my last post.

This one is of a lovely lady from 1700 proudly wearing a sporty feathered hat and a men's style overcoat with cravat.

Click on the thumbnail above to go to my new "Downloads" page where I will be hosting all of my free embroidery patterns. It's more practical to have them all in one place, wouldn't you agree?

Friday, December 9, 2011

A vintage take on centuries-old styles

The other day while picking through a pile of clothing at a local thrift store, I came upon a nondescript blue hat. Even though it likely dated to the mid-century, the hat itself was not memorable, but what was nestled inside of it deserves an entire journal entry.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How tacky.

If you have ever been to a flea market in Vienna, you know that it is bound to be filled with unusual treasures.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Did you know? More advice for the Hausfrau

Source: eBay

Another batch of practical and/or entertaining advice from "Die Rechte Hand der Hausfrau" (1950), this time with hand-picked illustrations. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vintage Berlei corselet review


A short while ago I opened up my mailbox and discovered a nondescript package stuffed with soft contents and sporting a Hungarian postage stamp. What was it?