Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Curvy Month Pattern One: Knitted ArtDeco Blouse, c. 1936

Welcome to Curvy Month - a whole month devoted to outsize (greater than 34" bust) vintage knitting patterns.

After searching through my collection I'm ready to offer up another 10 stylish offerings that I hope you'll enjoy.

Today's knitting pattern comes from Vogue's 4th Book of Knitting and Crochet circa 1936, called Blouse for Older Woman.

plus size knitting pattern free 1930s

free vintage knitting pattern plus size 1930s vogue

For a matronly design, I actually think this is quite stylish! I really like the wrap collar style, with side tie. This Vogue magazine is filled with great styles, I can't wait to share more with you this year.

To fit: 38 inch bust
Needles: 2.25mm and 3mm
Yarn: Fingering weight.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sewing, Knitting and Dancing!

You may or may not have been asking where I've been...

Apologies for the silence at the moment - a combination of a heavy workload, dancing events plus a few sewing projects going awry meant there wasn't much to show right now.

Here's a quick snapshot of what I have been up to, before Curvy Month begins.


Sneaky-peek at some jeans I made on the weekend - using my favorite pattern, EvaDress 3322 Swing Trousers. I like these even better that the last pair!

As you can tell, they're heavily modified and I'll have a post coming up next week showing how to add these pockets AND remove a front dart from trousers.

Brrrr... It's so cold here in Sydney at the moment.
It's not until the coldest day in Winter that you realise how few thick knits you own!

I've been knitting the cardigan from Cosy for Cold Days, a pattern from Curvy Month back in 2013.

It's a quick knit too!

KnitPicks had Wool of the Andes on sale last month so I snapped up the most delicious black/brown, called Bittersweet. The colour is that perfect shade which should compliment most other colours.

It's not often I post photos of us dancing but... here we are, doing the Stroll to Si Cranstoun last month at the Manhattan SuperBowl.

Photo Credit: Manhattan Superbowl


(If you've ever wanted to learn The Stroll, Lisa FreemontStreet has a great video that breaks it down here). Si Cranstoun is great, check him out if he's ever in your town.

And that's it!

Well, get yourselves all buckled in as Curvy Month is about to begin!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Curvy Month 2015 - coming soon!

That's right gang - Curvy month is back with a vengeance from 1 July 2015!
A month of knitting patterns specially selected  for bust sizes 36 inches and greater.

Curvy Month has been running since 2012, and it's been a labour of love finding fashionable knitting patterns to share with the 'curvy size' knitters out there.

Keep your eyes peeled for some novelty knits, art-deco delights and killer fifties fashion...

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