I hope everybody had a terrific Halloween. It was raining here 😦 but we still received some trick or treaters and decorated the house with spooky style.
This year, Kitty dressed up as a dashing 80s preppy boy and wore a hand-knit sweater vest that his Gramma knit for him (thanks Mum!!) His argyle sweater vest was completed with a prep school sew-on crest (from 1987, of course).
You can get the free knitting pattern here from knottygnome crafts. Now, if you look carefully at the sweater, you can see something special about the Argyle pattern.
It looks slightly askew compared to the regular diamond pattern of argyle, yes? No! Look closely. They are fish!! And, because they are knit in gold yarn, they are goldfish! I KNOW! I died. Then I came back to life and died again. 😉
Where is my polo shirt?? Maybe I’ll rough it this weekend in my khakis and madras.
Anybody have The Official Preppy Handbook from 1980 and did you follow any of the ‘rules’, however satirical they may have been? Come on, you can tell us! For those of you still preppy, the author has a newer book out: True Prep: It’s a Whole New Old World, 2010.
-New Feature on the Blog-
I have recently added three new sections to the blog! At the top menu, there is a drop down menu labelled FREE PATTERNS/BOOKS/RESOURCES.
The first section, Websites with Free Sewing Patterns, has a number of websites that contain a variety of free sewing patterns.
The second section, Free Sewing Patterns, is a compilation of free patterns of varying styles and difficulties that range from couture to casual.
And the third section, Free Sewing Resources (Classes, Tutorials, Books -vintage & new), contains downloadable books, both vintage and new, resources, classes, pdfs, videos, etc. that cover everything from needle selection to couture sewing techniques.
I will be updating these sections on an ongoing basis, so check back periodically to see what’s new!
If you have a free sewing pattern or resource that you would like added to the site, please feel free to leave a link in the comments section.
photo credits: Brighterman, The Official Preppy Handbook