Showing posts from December, 2013

Crocheted Baby Mittens

While sewing is the hobby that I do most often, I like to diversify my crafting. Crocheting is fun, though I rarely do it and have only made a few simple crocheted items over the past ten years. Despite this being a sewing blog, I'd like to feature some of the other projects I make. I crocheted this pair of baby mittens out of acrylic sport-weight yarn. The pattern came from Coats and Clark's "Knit and Crochet for Babies" (1962). I wanted to practice my crochet skills since I hadn't done it in a while, but then it turned out to be pretty easy. It only took about two hours to make these, and I really enjoyed it.

My Favorite Underwear

I'd like to start this post with the specifications of this 1860's chemise and drawers according to the Historical Sew Fortnightly (, as it's been a while since I participated and I'm excited about being a part of it.
The Challenge: # 24, Re-Do, due December 2Fabric: linen and cottonPattern: 1860's chemise from A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: 1860'sNotions: thread, cotton crochet thread, lace, shell button, wool embroidery yarnHow historically accurate is it? Maybe 80%? I think it's pretty good, since I did a lot of hand finishing and used natural fiber fabric and a pattern taken from an original.Hours to complete: not sure, maybe 20--I spent way more time on it than I should have...First worn: just to take picturesTotal cost: $2 U.S.! All notions cost mere pennies and were in my stash.

Now for the details! This set does n…