Monthly Archives: February 2016

Make Do Monday – Poppies Finished!

Hello Monday makers! As you might remember from last week, Paddy started knitting some poppies and this week we’ve got the results! The first of the three patterns to be tried out was a woman’s weekly poppy pattern:This pattern was more for the experienced knitter working with very small needles and intricate details. But look […]

Workshop Wednesday – Rust begone!

What a great step forward in the workshop this week. The 4.5″ artillery gun, which has doggedly fought us through every stage of disassembly, finally gave out and with a lift and a twist, the saddle separated from the carriage. This revealed a rather horrid underbelly of rust and a (thankfully abandoned) rats nest. The […]

Make Do Monday – Knit a Poppy

I hope you’ve had a good weekend! Paddy, one of our Dig for Victory Show volunteers, has been very crafty this week and sourced knitting patterns for making a knitted poppy! I’m very impressed with what she’s done so far, see below for tips on how you can make a knitted poppy yourself.A quick google […]

Attempting to add some stripes to my bunting! #diy #digforvictoryshow #bunting #sewing

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The #blitzdress is finished! Thank you @sewladidavintage for such a wonderful sewing pattern! Have a look in the blog for more photos in #makedomonday #vintagelook #sewing #dressmaking #digforvictoryshow

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Make Do Monday – The finished Blitz dress

As you might remember from last week, I started cutting out my pieces of material to make the Blitz dress, a 1940’s inspired sewing pattern by Sew la di da Vintage. I made my darts in the bodice lining and then sew some gathering stitches onto my bodice front. There are clear photos and instructions which […]

Workshop Wednesday – More Movie Magic

The past week has seen good progress on the vehicles and artillery, as well as a set building day and promotional event! In conjunction with The Curzon Cinema in Clevedon and the launch of the new Dad’s Army film, DFVS volunteers welcomed cinema-goers with a display in the lobby, as well as ‘troops’ in uniform and WW2 vehicles […]

Make Do Monday – Cutting out the Blitz dress

Hello Monday makers! Have you seen that tickets for the Dig for Victory Show 2016 are officially on sale on the website!? Today I’m making a start at sewing myself a dress using the Blitz dress pattern from Sew La Di Da Vintage, a dress you might see me wearing at the show! I’ve traced off the […]

Workshop Wednesday – Practice, Polish and Painting

A busy few weeks in the workshop, here’s the highlights….. Members of the Garrison kindly came down to give us a refresher on the 25 pounder training. We got both guns out in the yard. Had to make sure all the moving parts worked, the leatherwork etc. was refitted, and Harry polished up some cartridges […]