Monthly Archives: January 2016

Which one of these gorgeous sewing patterns from @sewladidavintage should #makedomonday try out first? The Blitz dress or Margo play suit? #beinspired #vintagelook

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Make Do Monday – Sew La Di Da Sewing patterns

Something that I can never get enough of on a Monday is inspiration! This week I’m going to search through my fabric bundles to see if I can find some material to try one out of these gorgeous sewing patterns from Sew La Di Da! Here we have Blitz: a lovely 1940’s inspired dress with […]

Workshop Wednesday – Soldiering On…

Just a small update this week. Despite the inclement weather, we’ve been continuing to work on the projects currently in the workshops. On the 4.5″ artillery gun, getting the gantry rolling at last allowed us to move the recoil assembly out of the way and roll the gun carriage back. The aim is to remove […]

Write-up in RVS Magazine!

There’s a lovely write up on DFVS 2015 in the latest issue of the Royal Voluntary Service magazine. The RVS was one of our chosen beneficiary charities for the 2015 show. Take a look at the scan below. The charity ran a 1940s quiz which raised £300, and the DFVS raised an additional £1500. We […]

Workshop Wednesday – 6 months to go….

It’s a scary thought that we have less than half a year until the 2016 show, better get going on the jobs list! Our gantry crane has gained a brand new set of wheels, fitted by Harry. This should make working on the 4.5″ gun a lot easier, as well as vehicle restorations in the […]

Make Do Monday – Ways of using up left-overs

Happy new year everyone, it is the second Monday of January and Make Do Monday is back! I thought we should start out lightly, although the 11th and 12th of June might seem far away now, there are a lot of things to get in order before the 2016 show. Apart from bunting, we’ve sure got […]