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Hello new friends - I'm Lauren ..
Welcome to 2nd Look Vintage!

I collect vintage knitting & crochet pattern books ..
Vintage fashion makes me happy!
There is never enough hours in the day for me to knit and crochet ALL of it ..
I'd love to share with you!

All my vintage digital patterns really are 100% retyped : )
Laid out in columns and in a nice large, readable font ..
That way I am reading the pattern & doing the project mentally at the same time.
The old pattern books have instructions that run together like one long crazy sentence
and the fonts are ant sized!
We are in it to make beautiful things with our hands,
a headache should not be part of it!

As for the photos .. Yes, they are hand colored…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 27
  • Joined June 1, 2010

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1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, vintage fashion, vintage pattern books, knitting, crochet

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About

Hello new friends - I'm Lauren ..
Welcome to 2nd Look Vintage!

I collect vintage knitting & crochet pattern books ..
Vintage fashion makes me happy!
There is never enough hours in the day for me to knit and crochet ALL of it ..
I'd love to share with you!

All my vintage digital patterns really are 100% retyped : )
Laid out in columns and in a nice large, readable font ..
That way I am reading the pattern & doing the project mentally at the same time.
The old pattern books have instructions that run together like one long crazy sentence
and the fonts are ant sized!
We are in it to make beautiful things with our hands,
a headache should not be part of it!

As for the photos .. Yes, they are hand colored ..
I do it for several reasons ..number one .. they look better ; )
Most of the books are well thumbed ..
quite often the printing quality was just plain awful.
Some are covered in pen marks and notes or wrinkled, ripped and torn ..
I do my best to make them pretty again!

To my customers ..thanks so much for the compliments and very kind words!
Next time I am working on a challenging pattern I will think of you,
take a deep breath and know someone is going to make something fabulous!

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