|She's got a skirt pattern and she's going to use it|
While having my customary new-year clear-out, I came across the first sewing book I ever owned: My Learn To Sew Book. Why it had been put in storage I have no idea apart from the fact it's really tatty with a ripped and stained cover and half the pages are falling out. Anyway, what a blast from the past it is...
|By Janet Barbour/illustrated by Belinda Lyon/published by Hamlyn, 1970|
The projects are so familiar they're like old friends. Hello Lazy Daisy cat, Polly Dolly, hedgehog pin cushion and inhabitants of the primitive dolls' house:
|(Not to scale)|
And a special welcome back for these stylish lion slippers, I missed you *scroll down for a link to the pattern*
|One of the mane things I like about this book|
These lovely illustrations made sewing look fun...
|Best hairdos ever|
|Ah the memories|
Sew (geddit), if you can see yourself lounging about with two lions on your feet, click here for the slippers pattern...
Or, if you are looking for something a little less ostentatious, here's how to make this marvellous money belt:
|Put your money where your belt is|
Does this classic kids' book look familiar to you? Or is there another one that got you into making things? Let me know in the comments!