Vintage and Historical

Check here regularly for updates on projects using recycled items to recreate vintage / antique items from pictures or patterns. The pictures / patterns won't be followed slavishly but will be used as inspiration to create beautiful items for wear in today's world

My current heirloom project is featured on my main blog page, I'm recreating an 18th century baby vest as a contemporary baby jacket. The original looks like this:

And this is the progress to date.... would have been more but I ended up with 11/2  left fronts.... having forgotten the old adage of check, check and check again!
This swatch gives you an idea of the pattern

  And this shows the progress so far:

Have now put the jacket together and am pleased with it on the whole.... but I think the top of the sleeves just aren't roomy enough so need to go and find a small baby to measure it up on now!

Have also been playing with vintage crochet today and made a gorgeous hat using crochet ribbing and a lace insertion courtesy of Mrs Beeton again!