Saturday, March 30, 2013

Knitting Night

The more I wear vintage-style clothes the more I love them. I have recently shifted away from "real" vintage to pieces I've sewn myself. For example, I now have a number of blouses made from 1940's patterns (such as the one I'm wearing below). While I truly love vintage pieces, I find it more practical to wear clothing I don't need to worry about as much. I get rather over protective of my real vintage and it does make it less enjoyable to wear on a daily basis. Me-made clothing allows me to wear the styles I want, without worrying about staining or tearing them. It also means I can get exactly the outfit I want, as finding 20s/30s day-wear can be difficult and expensive (especially for poor recent graduates). 

I wore my new 1940's style blouse for my weekly knitting night with Britt. We have started knitting in coffee shops once a week, and have plans to try and get other knitters to join us. Britt just finished knitting a toy-mouse to practise her fair-isle skills. I'm working on socks (as my portable project. I have a number of other projects at home) done on two needles. I'm not a fan of double-pointed needles so I knit my socks flat then sew them up. I especially love this construction method because it makes it easy to knit two socks at once.

That's All.


  1. Which pattern did you use - I am trying to find some good ones at the moment. I would love close up of that fabric too - it looks interesting. Knitting socks, clever you! I may attempt a scarf this winter.

    1. The pattern for the blouse? I used Simplicity Pattern 2337. It's from the 1940s. It sort of needs a vest or belt to give it some shaping, but it is one of my favourite patterns to sew. It has a really cute long sleeve option as well.

  2. Fantastic outfit! It reminds me (yet again - one of these days I'll actually remember to do so!) that I really need to sport vests more often.

    Wishing you a beautiful start of April!
    ♥ Jessica

  3. Love love love your blouse!!! How wonderful that your able to sew so well! I fiddle around on the sewing machine now and again, but I usually stick to things like totes and curtains, time for me to branch out a bit!. Love your style!!