Antique Witch Costume Brings Big Bucks, Some Assembly Required

This antique Butterick pattern for a witch costume dating to 1898 recently sold for $199.99. Images from the seller, wiskeycowboy.


See Also – Sewing Pattern History: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four.

Glove Squirrel

The arctic cold has hit us in the northern plains, which is exactly the time that a person goes to look for gloves, but only finds glove.  Don’t toss out that solo glove (or just throw it back in the closet like we do) – get your scissors, some thread, and a needle, and turn your sad, lonely glove into a happy, fuzzy squrrel!

Full instructions are found here, via Etsy, and the original instructions come from the adorable book Happy Gloves:  Charmingly Soft Friends Made From Gloves, by Miyako Kanamori.

Don’t “Muff” It This Craft Scan Friday– Make Some Sort Of Napkin Hat

A photo for a vintage pattern, circa 1940s, available from Vintage-Visage-kpriday.