|Photograph courtesy of Susan Crawford|
Its sumptuous images and layout scream quality publication, worth every penny of its albeit expensive £35 price tag. Like Yokes, A Stitch In Time Vol 1 is more than just a collection of patterns - it's a treasury of social history. Black and white prints of the original patterns from vintage magazines sit beside contemporary photographs of the garments with vintage styling.
Patterns are grouped together in chronological order in themes starting with 'The Tubular Look' from 1920 - 1932. Each theme starts with a short essay explaining the reasoning behind that 'look' - great for vintage fashion fans and also helpful in choosing the styles that would suit your body shape.
See all the patterns on Ravelry.
Some of my favourites are:
|Fair Isle Jumper|
A Stitch In Time Vol 1 is available in hardback, ebook or both from Susan Crawford's website.