Monday, January 18, 2016

Free Knitting Pattern: Shirtwaist Dress from Vogue's 23rd Knitting Book (1940s)

I love knitted dresses so much - can you imagine the amount of time is must have taken to knit one? It takes me at least three months to make a jumper, I think a dress would be beyond my patience.

free vintage knitting pattern vogue 1940s red dress

This lovely burgundy shirtwaist dress comes from Vogue's 23rd Knitting Book - probably early-mid 1940s. It looks ever so stylish with the match hat and belt too!

The pattern is to fit a 34" bust and26" waist.
Requires fingering weight yarn on 3.25mm and 2.75mm needles.


Jayne M said...

Me too! I so, so want to knit a 4ply dress - one day! I do love jumpers in 4ply - they just feel and sit so much better than 8ply.

Anthea said...

This is such a cute dress! Thanks for sharing!

Evie said...

Oh, this is so cute! I have several dress patterns from late '50s Vogue Knitting mags that I'd love to try, but I don't know that I'm feeling brave enough for such a massive undertaking just yet.

Jessica Cangiano said...

That is genuinely one of the most beautiful (and appealing to me) vintage knit dresses that I've ever seen and unlike a lot of styles that I know would look frighteningly unflattering on me, I sense that maybe, just maybe I could pull this stunner off (if only I was a knitter!).

♥ Jessica

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

I desperately want to knit a dress or suit some day but I agree, I don't know if I'd ever have the patience or time. Maybe I could talk Grandma into teaching me how to use her knitting machine! ;)

Alida said...

Simply stunning! If I'll ever knit a dress, it would be this one.

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