Thursday, February 06, 2014

Phyllis Bedjacket, circa 1950s

My apologies for the absence, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is about to kick off so life is a bit hectic at the moment!

I have been sewing my little heart out too, I'm onto my second muslin trying to get this 1940's playsuit to look flattering (Anne Adams 4893). I really love the diagonal seams and front button placket.

Let's just say, it still has a long way to go, and looks nothing like the pattern at the moment (I think they took quite a bit of artistic liberty with the drawing).
Hopefully I'll be able to make it work, and show you soon - or it may end up in the 'give-up' pile.

In the meantime, here's a really cute 1950's bed jacket pattern from Patons No.428 that I hope you'll like. While it says it's for a 32-34 inch bust, the amount of ease means it could easily fit a 36 inch.
It's knit using fingering weight yarn on 5mm, 4mm and 3.25mm needles.


belliswinter said...

oh such a beautiful retro model but I don't dare to knit....

Deb Clark said...

Love the playsuit. So clever for our climate - you could wear the skirt over it for work then strip off at the beach on the way home!
Hope you're enjoying the festivities
deb xx

Frances said...

That bed jacket is too cute! I haven't knit anything in a good long while, but perhaps I will add that to the to-make list...

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