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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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eBay watch: 1950s Dansette Conquest record player

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A proper auction with no reserve, sop hopefully someone will get this 1950s Dansette Conquest record player at a reasonable price.

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Thames & Hudson to release Vintage Fashion Complete by Nicky Albrechtsen

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Not just another book about vintage fashion, Thames & Hudson claims that Vintage Fashion Complete by Nicky Albrechtsen will be the most ambitious and comprehensive guide to vintage fashion ever produced.

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Midcentury-style ES cabinet range by AFID Design

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Not the cheapest thing you'll see on these pages, but the ES cabinet range by AFID Design is definitely one of the more stylish.

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