Sunday, October 3, 2010

Make Do and Mend for October

October is a busy month for make-do and mending, as we make the transition into autumn proper. Eve Burnett (I'm amazed by this woman - how she kept coming up with ideas every month!) brings us more new ideas for dressing up "plain and boring" frocks with crochet accents, ribbon and lace (I particularly like the idea from 1943 for inserting a lace frill with matching buttons down the length of a plain black dress). There are also tips from 1943 for patching and darning, along with ways to mend and renovate a moth-attacked sweater.

~ 1942 ~

(the instructions for these suggestions are on my flickr)

~ 1943 ~

~ 1945 ~


  1. I really love these posts, thank you xxx

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these. I'll have to crochet some buttons and a necklace for sure. I always look forward to these posts. Keep em coming please! :)


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