Marking Time..


Do you remember Clothkits? They’re a huge dollop of nostalgia for me as the first clothes I truly coveted and lusted over at school.  They came in easy-sew kits to make up, including all sorts of wonderful, genius things like rag dolls as well..



There was always an extra her matching bag to add the final flourish and make them utterly desirable..


How cute?


The padded coats were particularly memorable…if this came in my size now, I would have it..


But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel..I googled them and Clothkits is still running, and many of these designs are still available plus a host more..


From old originals…05e2361cdb8b4a16b1c79fa87b0e240e-1

To their modern equivalents..

If you want to give something crafty for crafty you can put a tail on it and call it a fox?..check them out..their range is incredible..

Laters, kate x


    • Maison Bentley Style

      The prints were utterly awesome seventies meets scandi..and each print was specifically designed for the garment..the patterns were printed out in their entirety onto blank cotton ready for you to cut out and sew..they were truly remarkable.. xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      Back in those days everything was so much smaller..from what I remember they were got the catalogue and ordered what you wanted..and if you had brother’s and sisters you all matched in slightly different shades of plum, maroon and purple! xxx

  1. Maison Bentley Style

    They were beautifully printed out on the cloth ready to be cut out with easy instructions, so each part of the pattern was printed for it’s individual bit which made it look so special and finished…they really were little works of art


  2. vintageattitude

    I just made a skirt from a cloth kits piece of fabric,ignoring all the printed pieces of course. I love that it says waistband across my hips etc. must do a blog on it…