This antique Butterick pattern for a witch costume dating to 1898 recently sold for $199.99. Images from the seller, wiskeycowboy.
Thanks, Jiffy Sew, for making sewing a nearly lost skill.
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.
Via The Dream Merchants II, this kitschy retro watering can and floral print fabric — suitable for gardening garb.