Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Curvy Month Pattern Five - Matinee Dress, circa 1940s

I love knitted dresses from the 1940s - although I think the amount of time it would take to make one would drive me nuts!

But if I was going to make one, it would probably be this design. Smart and tailored, with an amazing leaf design down the front bodice and pleated skirt. From Sun-Glo Series 86 - Young Styles for the Larger Figure.

This design requires fingering weight yarn, knitted on 3.25mm needles.

1940s free vintage knitting pattern dress xl plus forties war australia sun-glo


Kate said...

Oh, that's cute! I have been toying with the idea of a knitted skirt recently, but think a dress would also be too much of a challenge as it's hard enough to finish a sweater at times. ;-)

zilredloh said...

I love this one! Thanks so much for sharing. I think that if I ever wanted to knit a dress, it would be wise for me to purchase a knitting machine to do the skirt. Sooo time consuming by hand.

Kate-Em said...

Fabulous. I love the look of knitted dresses but am not sure how flattering they would be on. I am not sure I would have the patience to knit one!

wardrobeexperience said...

those knit dresses/two part pieces are so adorable. actually i hoped to find on while i was in the states - but no (not affordable or moths had a big dinner party on it).
knitting myself doesn't work.

Bex said...

Truly - i think the general agreement is knitting machine! I think I need to find a bored grandma somewhere who loves knitting... X

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