The Milanese Tailor's Handbook
- a collection of sketches and paintings of men and women in 16th century dress fashionable in Milan, as well as patterns drawn by the tailors who compiled the book.
For the do-it-yourself bride: A vintage knitting pattern for a lovely, lacy wedding dress from the Minerva Style Book, 1934
. (Oh, and here's a picture
. Got a slip? I hope so. You might need to wear one under the dress in order to avoid being known as The Peek-a-Boo Bride.)
Antique toy sewing machines
. (I learned the basics of sewing on my little electric Touch & Sew toy sewing machine
when I was about eleven years old. It even had a foot pedal! Sniff. Brings back the memories.)
A number of people have written to me asking where an English version of the Phildar pattern I used to make my son's tweedy coat
can be found. Well, right here! If you're interested in getting one, write me
I double dare you to knit this throw pillow cut-in-half hat
and wear it while walking up and down the busiest street in your city for 60 minutes straight without cracking a smile or feeling like a fool.
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Antique Bobbin Lace
: A collection of high-quality images of gorgeous antique lace samples with descriptions.
An adorable pattern (in French) for knit sheep
. The outer coat can be lifted so it looks like the sheep was sheared. I love it! [10/13/04: Broken link.]
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