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Woman's Weekly

Woman's Weekly 24-Sep-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Loved and trusted in equal measure, Woman's Weekly has been the market-leading womens weekly magazine since it was launched 100 years ago.Packed full of inspiring, helpful and useful ideas and information for women who are the heart of their homes and families, it offers a unique mix of practical, compelling and up-to-the minute content.

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51 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
hello! are prints really charming?

Our loft extension starts any day now and as you read this letter I’ll be elbow deep in wallpaper samples. I’ve been waiting 10 years to update and redecorate our house – and now I’m spoilt for choice. My main challenge is that I love patterns and prints and I am trying to work out how much is too much! For example, I love the detailed tiles on page 42, but our reader has kept the rest of her bathroom makeover understated, which is why it works. In stark contrast, my current favourite wallpaper patterns are by Arts and Crafts founder William Morris. I love his myriad symmetrical designs, but now need to convince my husband... Editor-in-Chief catherine.westwood@ti-media.com Country walks I’ve never been to pretty Northumberland, but now think it’s well worth a…

1 min.
come on inside!

Matching pair Recently my 20-month-old daughter has just wanted to copy everything I do, so I thought I would play to this short-lived moment and get us matching outfits. When I put my dress on and showed her she said, ‘Woo-ow!’ You can’t miss us now when we are out! Caroline Davies, London Beautiful spread This pretty bedspread was made by my great-grandmother. It was handed down to my mother when she got married in 1956, and it’s been on her bed for the past 62 years. It has needed a little repair here and there but look how it’s remained so white. Lorraine Smith, Hampshire Knitting success I was delighted to complete this jumper, which featured in a recent issue of Woman’s Weekly [21 May], as I would class myself as an ‘occasional’ knitter, rather than…

1 min.
can you help?

A few years ago, we asked for your help to collect sewing patterns for our Sewing Pattern Archive. We’re getting closer to achieving this but, once again, we’d love your help. We are having some of the garments made up to be exhibited in 2020 at various venues in the UK. For authenticity, we’d like to have the clothes made up in the original fabric, so would love you to let us know if you have any vintage fabrics hidden away. If so, we would like: ✿ A photo of the fabric, so we can see if a pattern is repeated ✿ A 3in square swatch of it ✿ The fabric’s measurements (width/meterage/yardage). Please send to: Mary Bird, Head of Marketing, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP. The closing date is Monday 4 November 2019.…

1 min.
gardeners’ questions

Q I am collecting seeds for the first time, how do I do it? A Choose plants that are healthy and pest-free, and have ripe seedpods that are about to split open. Cut off the seed head, or shake the pod contents into an envelope. Seal and label the envelope, and keep somewhere cool, dry and away from pests, ready to sow the seeds next year. Q I fancy growing garlic, is now the right time? A Yes! Garlic can be planted from now until April, though many gardeners swear by getting their cloves in the ground before Christmas Day for best results. Always start with cloves of ‘seed’ garlic, not supermarket-bought, as they may carry disease. Q There are lots of leaves on my lawn, do I have to rake them all up? A Fallen…

1 min.
mini make colour-pop apron

YOU WILL NEED ✿ 65 x 75cm patterned fabric of your choice ✿ 17 x 22cm contrasting pocket fabric ✿ 3m of 25mm-wide yellow acrylic webbing ✿ Jumbo pompom trim, 65cm ✿ Matching thread ✿ Ruler and pencil ✿ Scissors 1 ALONG ONE SHORT EDGE of the fabric, measure in 20cm from each side and mark. From the same corners, measure down by 25cm and mark. Join the two marks and cut away the triangle at each corner. 2 FOLD THE NECK and side edges under by 1cm and press. Repeat to enclose raw edges and topstitch to secure. 3 FOLD UNDERARM EDGES under by 5mm, pin and machine stitch in place. Turn again by 3cm, pin and stitch as close to the edge as possible, to create a casing. Thread the yellow webbing through each underarm, leaving the webbing…

2 min.
what you’re wearing

Nina Kabbani, 57 Tell us about your look… I used to be a ‘jeans only’ woman but now I much prefer dresses. The only problem is finding the right one! I bought this one last summer from Zara. I love the pale green linen fabric and tie waist. My sandals are by Tropicana – I bought them in St Tropez. My bag was also a holiday buy from Barcelona. I like Zara on the high street, but otherwise I buy mostly online. And the best bit of your body? My legs. You Wore It Well Winifred and Ron Ward, 1950, sent in by daughter, Karen Seager My mum and dad were on holiday a few months before they got married. My mum has always been very creative and stylish. She made the candy-striped shirtwaister dress, as well…