Congratulations Southfield High School Graduates 2014 | Free Vintage Knitting Patterns

Family Gatherings

I would like to give thanks for being able to come home and be apart of my granddaughter’s big day or shall I say a week.

My time at home with friends and family began with my oldest son’s birthday with his baby brother and his girl fixed a very large Seafood Boil of crab, scrimp, corn on the cob, red potatoes and sausage and the grill master fixin’s Salmon and Walleye for the fun of it.

The three brother’s, there’s a fourth he couldn’t make home this time–

kenny melvin anthony

Then came Memorial day everybody was there always good food, family and friends, spades and bid, plenty of trash talking and fun. I got to meet Alex’s parents and Anthony’s girl.  Too much fun to remember to take pictures. Bad bad girl (next time).

The man who started it all

Melvin Anthony Erick Kenny

Khayla’s Prom – Southfield High School 2014

was the primary reason for this trip her prom was last Tuesday–she looked absolutely gorgeous.

Khayla 2014

Khayla 2014

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Mother and daughter

Daughter and Granddaughter

The carriage -- my favorite car

The carriage — my favorite car

Cadillac STS

I am so glad limousines are obsolete! I have three favorite cars, the Cadillac (this one), the Jaguar and the Ford Thunderbird (the collector’s edition)

Here’s the prom date.. Carlos is not only handsome, he’s smart and he has great manner’s which means his parents took care business.

Carlos

Graduation Day 2014

The next big day was Graduation Day this past Sunday at Chene Park–we attended church in the morning and the ceremony started at 4, here’s a few highlights. By the way there were almost 300 young people graduating from just Southfield High School more boys than girls this year about 20 more Young African-American men!

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Diploma in Hand

Diploma in Hand

Thank you for sharing my couple weeks with the family–Now I am waiting on Caleb to arrive–

School’s out for summer!

Free Vintage Knitting Patterns

This week I’ve put together a fine collection of free vintage knitting patterns–I sure hope that you will want to make  at least one of these beauties.

1940’s Knitted Cocktail Dress Pattern

40s vintage knitted cocktail dress

40’s Vintage Knitted Cocktail Dress

40’s Shirt Waist Knitted Blouse Pattern

1940s Shirtwaist Knitted Blouse Pattern

1940s Shirtwaist Knitted Blouse Pattern

Vintage Shirtwaist Dress Pattern

1950s Vintage Knit Dress Pattern

1950s Vintage Knit Dress Pattern

1960’s Chic Knit Tunic

1960s Vintage Knit Tunic Pattern

1960s Vintage Knit Tunic Pattern

Vintage Front Zip Cardigan Jacket Pattern

Luck Knitted Front Zip Cardigan Jacket pattern

Luck Knitted Front Zip Cardigan Jacket

1970’s Knitted Bride’s Coat

Knitted Brides Knitted Coat Pattern

Knitted Brides Knitted Coat Pattern

Girl’s Knit Party Dress

vintage Girls Knitted Dress

Girls Knitted Vintage Dress Pattern

Vintage Fichu Knitting Pattern – A triangular scarf of woven fabric, worn over the shoulders and crossed or tied in a loose knot at the front.

Knitted Fichu Pattern

Knitted Fichu Pattern

30’s Vintage Two Piece Tailleur with Vestee

Vintage Two Piece Tailleur Vestee Pattern

Two Piece Tailleur with Vestee Pattern

Vintage Ribbed & Smocked Knitted Dress Pattern

Vintage 50s  Ribbed Smocked  Knitted Dress Pattern

Vintage 50s Ribbed Smocked Knitted Dress Pattern

Stay tuned for other great knitting, crochet and needle-arts patterns.

By the way check out My Collections:

The Dazespast Style Library

Summer Chic

Evening Elegance

Vintage Collection of Designer Couture Sewing Tips By Spadea Pattern Company | All Pages Posted

Thank you all for following this series of post about 60’s designer sewing tips by a little known pattern company call Spadea, you can find more about this company’s history here at Fuzzy Lizzie.

The Vintage Traveler took the leap and actually contacted the mother Anne Spadea Combs, and it sounds like a really informative conversation, I think you’ll enjoy it check it out. Take special note that the Duchess of Windsor Collection for really for the Duchesses and that relationship lasted over ten years.

Earlier in this series, I spotlighted the Designer’s featured in this book you can find those post here

But there were other as outlined here;

Alan Graham, Anne Fogarty, Brigance, Ceil Chapman, Charles LaMaire, Charles Montaigne, Dinah Shore, Eguzquiza, Fontana, Harvey Berin, Herbert Sondheim, Lachasse, Leo Narducci, Tina Leser, Mollie Parnis, Nancy Layton, Norman Hartnell,Roberto Capucci, Simonetta, Veneziani, Vera Maxwell. I will outline a few below.

According to the Vintage Pattern Wiki Alan Graham created about ten designs for Spadea, unfortunately I could not find a Biography for Alan.

Anne Fogarty was part of the American Designer Series by Spadea. Wikipedia published an extensive bio, but if you want to see images, check out Fuzzy Lizzie once again provides a nice history and some really nice eye candy to boot. You might want to check out “The Well Dressed Wife” it would make a splendid addition library.

I would now like to focus on Tom Brigance relationship with the pattern publisher, it looks like he created about 12 designs which are illustrated noted on the Vintage Pattern Wiki. Pinterest provides a Gallery of designs by the iconic fashion designer. also checkout Couture Allure for one of his most desirable designs — you’ll find is still in demand today.

Ceil Chapman is another contributor to these classic styles you can see more of those designs at the Selfish Seamstress and a bit of background, Squidoo is also one of my favorite places checkout this wonderful lens on the designs at classic Vintage Old Hollywood Style .

According to what information I could find Charles LaMaire, was a prolific costume designer for some very famous movies such as All About Eve staring my favorite actress Betty Davis. I could talk all day–but check out his works here on Pinterest.

The book Designer Sewing Tips By Spadea Pattern Company is a gold mind of tips and techniques and my copy is securely in my sewing library, but I love to share and you can find every page at my Free Vintage Patterns Dazespast, soon each tip will cataloged by page so enjoy!

The cover image Hat is by my up and coming designer friend Mary over at MaryGwyneth Designs or her Facebook Page.

You can find other articles about the Spadea Sewing techniques by following these links.

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage 1960s

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 18 to 29

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 40 to 53

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 54 to 77 | Pockets to Collar Magic

I’ve written nothing at all about my love of fashion dolls–the dolls are amazing but the doll-sized couture is what makes me go Wow! stay tunes for the best of the best in everything that dresses and furnishes today’s dolls all with a vintage flare.

That’s all for now.

Peace!

Ruby

 

The 8th Day of Christmas | Free Vintage Patterns Sheath Dresses Suits Coats

Free Vintage Knitting Crochet Patterns Sheath Dresses Suits Coats

Vintage Needle and Yarn Patterns

Here’s a same of the publishers Patterns included with this vintage pattern share.

Columbia Minerva | Crocheted Blouse

Bernat | Cover Dress and Cap

Bernat | His and Hers Scandinavian Print Pullover

Coats and Clark | Cabled Shrug

Pingouin | Crocheted Net Pullover

Reynolds | Three Piece Suit

American Thread | Knit Dickey

Fleisher’s Brick Tweed Suit

Brunswick | Aran Pullover

 

Thanks for checking-out the blog and I hope you enjoy the patterns, Day 9 through 12 will be online Saturday…

Have a blessed New Year.

Mom sent some vintage linens to me after my gr...

Mom sent some vintage linens to me after my great aunt’s death. The work is by relatives in Sweden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the Fourth Day of Christmas | Valued Customers Received 4 Munrospun Vintage Knitting Book Free

4 Munrospun Knitting Pattern Book Featuring 40’s British Fashions

Merry Christmas from my family to yours…

Enjoy this Vintage British Classic filled with Hat patterns, Suits, Jumpers in Larger Sizes,

evening Blouse patterns and Cardigans.

 

English: Munrospun factory, Restalrig The form...

English: Munrospun factory, Restalrig The former knitwear factory was converted into modern flats after its closure in the 1970s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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On The Third Day Of Christmas Enjoy This Wonderful 1940’s Book Of Vintage Gorgeous Patterns

Here’s a pattern list of what Modern Knitting Third Edition offers;

FASHION DAYTIME SPORT EVENING

Ribbon Dress | Glamour in Ribbon and Wool

Striped Pullover

Surplice Sweater

Sun Back Ribbon Dress

Polka Dot Dress

Cotton Blouse

Pullover

Bolero

Sweater with Metallic Trim

Blouse

Jacket

Basque Shirt

Ribbon Blouse

Knitted Smocked Cardigan Pattern

Torso Sweater

Chinese Modern blouse Pattern

Moonbeam Dress

Cotton Pullover

Checked Pullover

Boxy Jacket

Embroidered Blouse

Striped Sweater

Two Piece Suit

Two Piece Dress with Striped Sleeves

Bathing Suit

ACCESSORIES

Hat and Bag

Open Crown hat

Shoulder Bag

Crocheted Halter

Beach Bag

Ribbon Bag

Necklace and Belt

Sailor

Brim Hat

Beaded Hat

Embroidered Hat

Knitted or Crocheted Slippers

Beaded Bag

Striped Beach Bag

Socks

FOR THE MALE

Cable Pullover

Sleeveless Sweater

Socks

STORK STUFF CHILDREN

Cardigan and Play-suit

Sun Suit

Girl’s Knitted Cardigan and Skirt Pattern “Cute”

Two Dresses for Tiny Tots

Embroidered Slip-on

Sacque and Bonnet with Rose Trimming

Rosebud Set

Slip-on

Pullover and Cardigan

Bathing Trunks

Vest

Little Boys Slip-over

Ruffled Sun-suit

FOR YOUR HOME

Straw Place Mats

Luncheon Set

Potholders

Remember the Minerva Pattern Give-Away

Want to preview the Twelve Days of Christmas upcoming vintage pattern book shares for the next few days?

Free Vintage Pattern for the Week | Lily Mills Knit and Crochet Fashion Patterns

 
 
  • Knitted Slip-On – Every high neck Sweater should have its tie. This one is the same web stitch as the Slip-On.
  • Crocheted Blouse – Smart neck arrangement unusual stitches and colors from the palette of old masters out together bring a Blouse of tremendous interest.
  • White Knitted Swing Coat
  • Tyrolean Beach Cropped Jacket and Hat
  • One Piece Crocheted Dress
  • One Piece Sun Back (halter) Dress
  • Two Piece Crocheted Suit
  • Two Piece Suit and Scarf
  • Knitted Sailor Suit
  • Plaid Shirt Waist Dress
  • Two Piece Boucle
  • Knitted Blouse Patterns
  • Cotton Three Piece Suit
 

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY FREE VINTAGE 70s KNITTING CROCHET NEEDLECRAFT PATTERNS

Vintage 70s McCall’s Needlework and Crafts my gift to you for Mother’s Day

This collection of knitted and crocheted clothes reflects drama and diversity.

Knitted Hounds-tooth Check Suit | Reynolds Nubby Gray and White Wool Belted Coat Dress

Two Piece Longuette Double Crochet and Lacy Unger Two Piece Dress

Easy Knit Vest | Sleeveless Jacket Vest | Cord Trimmed Tunic | Two Piece Set Skirt and Bolero

Fleisher’s Men’s Crochet Boating Jacket | Spinnerin Side Zip Jacket Crochet Pattern for Men

Bernat Knit Flecked Polo Shirt | Crew Neck Pullover | Sports Pullover Patterns

Ladies Knitted Gaucho Pants Set | Crocheted Eyelet Pants Set Patterns

Girl’s Spring Two Piece Violet Set Cardigan and Skirt | Knitted Party Dress | Twin Cardigan and Pullover Pattern Set

Boy’s Double Breasted Captain’s Knitted Jacket

Hot fun in the summertime —

White Bikini Set | Ombre Ensemble Long Mesh Caftan Pattern

Crocheted Poncho Bikini Set

(4) McCall’s NEEDLEWORK spring-summer 1971.