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Kingswood Radio and Alarm Radio sewing baskets at Cath Kidston

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We were out and about yesterday doing research / shopping (take your pick) when we spotted these Kingswood Radio and Alarm Radio sewing baskets at Cath Kidston, which look just as cool in reality as they do on the page.

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Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s by Gretchen Hirsch

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We actually missed the original Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing back in 2012, which was a guide to creating your very own mid-20th century clothing and the techniques required. Like the blog that inspired it, the book was a hit - so much so that a second volume is on the way. That is Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s by Gretchen Hirsch.

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New Cath Kidston Clocks pattern

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Cath Kidston have been moving away from the florals with which they are so closely associated: we featured their London bus collection just recently and now their new Clocks pattern has caught our eye. 

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John Lewis Daisychain Print sewing and knitting range

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If crafting and vintage tick the boxes, then the John Lewis Daisychain Print sewing and knitting range should be right up your street.

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Reissued midcentury Lucienne Day for John Lewis fabrics

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The John Lewis 150 Years range really is the gift that keeps in giving. Every time you delve into it, you find another gem. Or even gems in the case of these Lucienne Day for John Lewis fabrics.

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