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It’s Party Time with “And So To Sew”

This week “And So To Sew’ and “And So To Embroider” feature girls’s party dresses and ideas for the sewing classroom.

And So To Sew 15a - two party dresses

This week’s “And So To Sew” bulletin 15a is a special one with two full patterns for sewing vintage party dresses for girls. Sized to fit a 30 to 32 inch bust and 24 to 26 inch waist, they’ll increase your sewing skills and your mid century wardrobe.

And So To Embroider bulletin 15b by the NDS

“And So To Embroider” bulletin 15b concentrates on the sewing classroom with tips and projects that would suit many home sewing studios. Including display boards, decorative wall storage for your favourite patterns and booklets, and how to set up an attractive, private fitting room in a public space.

Next week features one of my favourite “And So To Embroider” bulletins. If you’d like to find out what it is, don’t forget to subscribe to the site (on the left for desktop, underneath the post for tablet and mobile), and you’ll receive an email whenever I post new content.

Sarah

Teneriffe Lace Instructions Update!

After using them to make lots of lacy bits and stalking the blogs of people who make them, I have updated the instructions for making a teneriffe lace pad (cushion or pillow).

The updates are basically this:

  1. Stuff the inner pad until you can’t stuff it any more and then stuff it some more anyway.
  2. If you like to change templates a lot, cut them smaller and use the pins in your design to hold them in place instead of sewing them on.

I like to sew on a favourite template on one side, and leave the other free for using any others.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for this week’s free knitting pattern. It’s a good one!

Sarah

More Sewing and Embroidery for Your Home

This week I bring you And So To Sew and And So To Embroider, bulletins 14a and b, with more sewing for the home.

And So to Sew bulletin 14a

And So To Sew bulletin 14a includes cushions and loose covers of many types. Gusseted and flat cushions, two types of piping, removable covers for cushions and furnishing, and more.

And So to Embroider 14b by the Needlework Development Scheme

And So To Embroider 14b includes projects for your 1950’s bedroom and a few new stitches. Embroidered jewellery boxes, coat hangers, dressing table mats and a wall pocket. New stitches this week are Maltese cross (aka Gujrati stitch), and interlaced herringbone. I’ve included modern video and photo tutorials for these, for anyone who learns best by demonstration (like me).

I hope you’re enjoying these series. If you’d like to keep notified, don’t forget to subscribe to the site so you can receive an email for every new download, pattern or project.

Sarah

New Knitted Lace Border Pattern!

Knitted lace border with eyelet pattern of double diamonds and pennant flags

This week’s knitting pattern is based on a knitted doily edging from 1884. The reason it took me two weeks to get this one online, rather than giving it to you last week is because I had to rework the way the diamonds transition from one to the next, and kept changing my mind about how to do it, which meant a LOT of knitting.

I hope you enjoy the new pattern for the Knitted Diamond and Flag Border.

If you enjoy knitted lace edgings, don’t forget to check out the whole collection! My collection of knitted collars (because they’re usually just big edgings), insertions and edgings.

Sarah

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