4 February 2011

Friday Finds no.7

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Now, I know this post is supposed to be about what I've enjoyed reading on the blogosphere this week, but I have to admit that I hadn't read any blogs this week until last night, when I had a quick scroll through my blog reader to compile this post. Sorry if I missed anything amazing! I've just started a secondment at the V&A and have been a bit overwhelmed adapting to the new work routine. In any case, these are my picks from what I read on Thursday night:

Stitchywitch alerted me to some new vintage style patterns from Butterick (like the one above)

- Molly made a darling detachable collar. Blog crush!

- Remember how Sølvi turned the Sencha blouse into a dress? Well now she's turned the Ceylon dress into a blouse! So, so lovely.

- Rebecca shared some mesmerising embroidered lithographs

- Janice wrote an informative post on which necklines suit which face shapes

- Sherry posted a tutorial on drafting a pleated skirt pattern

Hoping to get some sewing (and serging!) done this weekend. What about you?

13 comments:

  1. I love Molly's detachable collar! It's gorgeous, and it makes me want to try sewing one myself (I've already crocheted one, and I wear it a lot).

    I'm working on a jewel-green dress from a 70s pattern this weekend. I'm slightly tempted to embroidery flowers around the neckline like the pattern suggests ;)

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  2. Love the links and a big congrats on the V&A secondment--very exciting!!!

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  3. That dress could be straight out of the Horrockses exhibition we went to. Make it, make it! I am soooo jealous of your opportunity to work at the V&A. I think that's my favourite London museum.

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  4. A secondment at the V&A, how exciting! You must tell us all about it - are you working in the fashion dept? Pictures please!

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  5. Oooh congratulations on your secondment, what a fantastic place to work, I'm very jealous. x

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  6. Congrats on your secondment!
    The colour of that dress and the pattern are divine, and the little white gloves make it even more quaint :)

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  7. Congrats on your secondment! And thanks for mentioning me again! :-) Love the dress too, and that face shape/neckline post is really fascinating.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. Ooh, thanks for pointing me towards the re-issues post - I can feel my ordering-finger itching!

    As for this weekend ... the plan is to finish a blouse (vintage 60s pattern, very simple, but made more difficult by the silk crepe - slippery stuff!) and sort out the store room/would-be office. I'm not allowed to buy a dress form until I've organised the store room and made space for it! I'm looking forward to seeing what you serge/stitch this weekend!

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  9. i love this dress! my sewing machine is acting up so i need to take it to get looked at. fingers crossed :)

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  10. Thank you for the mention! Hopefully that post will be helpful to others.

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  11. Tilly, I love your Friday Finds - I always discover something new! Thanks so much for the mention, and hope you're having fun with your serger!

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  12. Wow, the V&A - I went to the Quilts exhibition there last summer, love it. Do you strangely happen to find yourself in the fashion department all the time?

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  13. New Butterick patterns = ace! Also, V&A news is awesome. I visited on my last trip to London and loved. Super exciting!

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