Category Miscellaneous

Dig for Victory Show 2017 – The countdown has begun!

The countdown has begun, It is now less than 5 weeks to go until we open the gates to the number one 1940s family festival in the South West. As always our aim is to bring history alive and the generations together for a weekend of learning, remembrance and fun!Our volunteers have been working tirelessly on […]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The Dig For Victory Show Team wishes you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.  As a Christmas treat from us to you, here is the brand new highlights video from the 2016 show with some pretty great slow motion shots! We hope to see you at the 2017 show!

Make Do Monday – Knitting in October

At the beginning of October I started working on a scarf and was curious if anyone else had some knitting projects in progress. I’ve had a couple of ladies share their wonderful work, scroll down for inspiration!Lindsay is knitting on this beautiful piece, amazing work and lovely colours!Diana has been very busy knitting squares and making a scarf. […]

A nice thank you

At the ops room, we received two lovely letters from the children in year six at Portishead Trinity School thanking the DFVS Team for a recent educational visit. Very thoughtful!

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 […]

A Date That Will Live in Infamy

December 7th, 1941 is remembered as the day the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. This was the inciting incident for the USA declaring war on Japan. Germany, Japan’s ally, then declared war on the USA.

Make Do Monday – Clothes rationing

Last week I went to an event in Bristol called “Love the future of fashion”. I learned that in the UK we throw away 1.5 million tonnes of clothing every year. Some because the clothes aren’t made from good quality in the first place but also because we buy a lot more clothes than we need today. This […]

Make Do Monday – Sewing the bodice of the dress

It is Monday again and it’s time to thread up your sewing machines, today we will start to assemble our dresses! For this sew-along we are using the 1587 Simplicity pattern. Click here to catch up! I’ve chosen to work with this crepe backed satin in a royal blue colour as I think it will […]

DFVS on Instagram!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for pics of what we are up to, and highlights from the show. Here’s a few photos we’ve posted:

Make Do Monday – Ewe knit 20

Today is the last monday before the show, we are now counting down the days until the weekend and there are so many things to be excited about! If you have missed the previous posts about some of our line up in the home front marquee, have a look here and here for more information. […]