Make Do and Mend: Angora Beret, Scarf, and Mittens
Alex caught me while finishing the mittens to go with this beret and scarf, made from an angora sweater I picked up at the Salvation Army. The buttons are from my grandmother's button box. I put some on the cuffs of the mittens as well. The scarf is made from small rectangular scraps, sewn together. I tried to get as much as I could out of the sweater, but I still ended up with scraps. I'll save them to make flowers, bows and other bits of decoration for other sewing projects. Thank heavens for zip lock bags! I've got lots of them full of those kinds of small scraps.
Hello and welcome to Waiter, Waiter, Percolator! I was born in the wrong part of the 20th century. I especially love the 20s-50s. Using vintage items in my everyday life is part of "saving the planet" for me. I sew vintage patterns and/or recycled clothing, make jewelry, and create retro-inspired graphics. Will work for chocolate and shoes. Cheers!