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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Child's Vest Pattern and Tutorial Uploaded

Child's Vest Front view

Child's Vest Back View
I have just uploaded a tutorial and pattern for a semi- fitted child's vest. I have done the pattern for a 3 year old but have also provided instructions on how to scale it down to fit a 2 year old and up to fit a 4 or 5 year old. The vest has darts in the back to give it a lovely fitted shape.

This vest can be worn by both boys and girls and would be wonderful embellished with embroidery, or perhaps with some decorative pockets stitched on it.

 A matching bow tie would be very eye catching for boys. You can find the tutorial HERE and the pattern HERE

Emma's Letter

News of my missing great great uncle
Today has been Anzac Day here in Australia where we honour those who have bravely fought for our country. My great great uncle was killed in France in 1917 and my great great grandmother wrote this letter seeking information as to his wherebouts.We take so much for granted in these times of instant communication. She had to wait for many months for the sad news to be confirmed.
Lest We Forget


  1. I really do think of all that has been given by
    our familys over the years; my ancestors can be
    traced England and other parts of eastern Europe; all that has been given and pray that they have found everlasting peace; we are here because of them.

  2. Vicki ~ Thank you so much for sharing those incredible letters. We certainly must never forget the sacrifice of lives to ensure our continued freedom.

  3. Vicki,
    Thanks for sharing the touching letter from your great great grandmother and the reply from the military people. I recently found a similar letter from military personnel telling of the tragic death of one of my ancestors who was killed in France fighting in WW1. Although I never knew him it made me cry as I thought of all the people who have fought for all of us so we could be free. They should never be forgotten.