Saturday, 2 June 2012

1950s Lace Blouse Knitting Pattern

Along with the movie magazines, The Spaniard also found a load of 'Pins and Needles' magazines from the 1950s.  They contain a few sewing related pages and a fair few knitting and crochet patterns, which I intend to share.  I can't knit and have no intention of learning, so I hope others might make them and enjoy them!

First up, this sweet lace blouse

The PDF file can be accessed and downloaded with this link (I hope):

I haven't forgotten the giveaway I promised for reaching over 100 followers, I'm still thinking of what to offer.

Hollywood Spotlight 1940s

My boyfriend (The Spaniard) bought me a stash of old movie magazines at a local junk shop.  I estimate these to be from the mid 40s.  I love the hairstyles and prints. 

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Film Review 1951-2

I picked up a load of old film annuals from a car boot sale, so thought I'd share some of the lovely images.

Film Review 1951-2

Debra Paget

 Debra Paget - How beautiful

Vera-Ellen, Ava Gardner & Debbie Reynolds

Judy Holliday

Ann Blyth

Corinne Calvet & Michele Morgan

Gloria Grahame

Patricia Neal

Virginia Mayo

Evelyn Keyes

Nadia Gray

Elizabeth Taylor

Robert Mitchum & Jane Russell

Doris Day & Gene Nelson

Robert Mitchum & Ava Gardner

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Neue Moden June 1942

I have become a bit obsessed with German pattern magazines... I now have over 70 and bought yet another one just yesterday. This is not helping with narrowing down the choice of what to make.  I have nearly finished a dress, actually (yes, you've heard that before) but not from a pattern from one of these magazines.  Still, I know that everyone likes looking at the images at least!

Before we get to the eye candy, I hit over 100 followers recently, so do intend a giveaway soon, I'm trying to figure out what to offer!

On to delicious dresses, such pretty details on some these:

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Sears Roebuck & Co. Fall & Winter 1937/1938

Yes, I know the title says fall & winter, and it's actually spring, but I haven't yet given up wearing my wool tights and at least 2 cardigans with every outfit, and besides, I left out the scans of the coats section!