I’ve been asked by several lovely readers for a pattern for a knitted cupcake. To make it accessible to beginners as well as the more advanced the cupcake is made on straight needles.
The cupcake is knitted using double knitting yarn (I’ve used cotton as it photos well) and 4mm (UK size 8) needles. It consists of 4 pieces, the cherry, cupcake case side, cupcake case base and a cake top with its delicious baby pink icing. Continue reading
With the “40th anniversary” Rocky Horror Picture Show tour tickets ready my last few evenings have been a Rocky Horror Picture Sew-time!
If you haven’t seen the show or film, Magenta is one of the servants who spends quite a bit of her time dressed as a maid. Thanks to some excellent web info from dedicated Rocky Horror fans such as that found on the Rocky Horror Costume List, Columbia’s Closet and Angel Fire the costume was easy to make (as you will see the instructions below are based on the info I found on these websites). As it would also make a great Halloween costume, ‘French Maid’ or even a child’s Victorian maid outfit I thought it would be worth writing a post incase you wanted to have a go too.
How to make a French Maid Hat
1. Cut a circle of fabric from some white cotton. I used a saucer to draw around which has a diameter of just over 5.5 inches.