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Fall 2012 Knitting Fashion Preview

The English Rose hat pattern by the Red Fox and Gown.

I really have no idea where the summer has gone. I think she was a late bloomer and rather shy. Hints of autumn are in the trees and air. I’ve been busy working on design projects for the fall in my other venture, The Red Fox and Gown. Specializing in modern hand knits and pin up fashions, there’s a lot to do. Right now I’m working more on the knitting side of things.

Star Slouch Hat

Among the trends for Fall 2012 are knits of all kinds. I’m having fun designing knitting patterns for easy-to-knit patterns for beginner and intermediate knitters. I also have ready-to-wear items available for purchase.

Edinburgh Mittens.

Morgan Hat.

So far, I have a collection of hats available, along with mittens – just the things you’ll need for fall. There are several more designs to come. If you’re curious to learn more about what’s going with The Red Fox and Gown, check out the blog for news, contests and more.

What are you doing to get ready for fall? What is your favourite accessory this coming season?
x Rena

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Love Vintage Style Fashion? Introducing The Red Fox and Gown

So you’ve probably been wondering where that Rena has gotten to… why isn’t she blogging as regularly as last month? Well, I have a great excuse. I’ve been busy at work getting ready to launch my second Etsy shop, The Red Fox and Gown, a shop dedicated to upcycled and reproduction vintage style fashion.

Upcycled 60s mod style dress with inverted front pleat available from TheRedFoxandGown.

I’ve been sewing up a storm, with a 60s mod dress recently finished, and a 50s princess dress and retro sunsuit in the works. My sewing machine has been busy. I promise to post pictures when everything is done, but here’s some pattern peeks in the meantime.

Pin up sundress playsuit.

50s Princess Dress (short sleeve version).

And I was unable to resist these awesome tags from a seller on Etsy to include with all The Red Fox and Gown creations.

I also have plans to make 40s / 50s style bikini tops, playsuits with shorts and aprons in the near future, so keep checking! Here’s a peek:

50s bikini playsuit.

50s playsuit with shorts.

50s apron dress.

I’ll also do my best to post a couple vintage patterns for you tonight at TheVintageDesignShop! My vintage pattern stock has been flying out the door lately.

x Rena