Elizabeth Zimmermann Seamless Raglan Knit-along #5

Welcome back! We are engaged, internationally, in the creation of unique but matching jerseys! I hope to have only one more set of instructions and discussion post after this one, which deals with how to make the faux raglan seams … Continued

More free vintage hat patterns

While my dressmaking languishes at the moment I have getting familiar with the equally interesting and challenging worlds of knitting and millinery. However my first hat making class of the term was cancelled, boo hoo. In the meantime I have … Continued

Basic body shapes – the straight body-line examined

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This post covers the basic outline shape of a woman’s body;  her silhouette. There is a lot of debate about hour-glass, figure of eight, pears, apples, inverted V etc, much of which can be confusing and rather restrictive. The best … Continued