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Free Pattern: Leopard Cardigan and Matching Hat

10/3/19

free vintage knitting pattern 1950s leopard cardigan and hat
free vintage pattern leopard print cardigan and matching hat


If you're looking 50s leopard print cardigan comes with a darling matching hat. This pattern is in bust sizes 32-42 inches and if you need help with resizing, check the vintage knitting resources at the bottom of this post. 

If you enjoyed this post, check my Free Patterns page and follow along on Instagram for updates on new free patterns. 









vintage knitting resources:

resizing knitting patterns from By Gum By Golly
vintage knitting needle conversion chart from Vintage Stitch-o-Rama
discontinued yarn chart from Purple Kitty

Free Pattern: 1950s Belted Over Blouse

9/5/19

free pattern 1950s belted blouse knitting pattern



Perfect for winter through late spring, this loose fitting blouse has pockets, a funnel collar and ties at the waist. I love the casual look of the rolled cuffs. The model wears it over a turtle neck for skiing, making this a wonderfully versatile knit.

This vintage blouse is in a blocked size 40-46 inch bust for a very loose fit. If you need help resizing this pattern, check the vintage knitting resources at the bottom of this post.

For more free patterns, check my Free Patterns page and follow along on Instagram for updates on new patterns.













vintage knitting resources:

resizing knitting patterns from By Gum By Golly
vintage knitting needle conversion chart from Vintage Stitch-o-Rama
discontinued yarn chart from Purple Kitty

1940s Teen Swimsuits

9/3/19


I found this issue of Calling All Girls in an out of town antique shop a few summers ago and I was so excited because I've never seen this magazine before. Its a teen fashion magazine and also includes articles on cooking, decorating your room, going to prom and all things about life as a teen back then. 

This issue is from 1947 and had this beautiful spread on swimsuits that I thought you might enjoy. I also love the Zom-bees shoes, aren't those cute?






Pin Curls and Wave Setting from 1953

8/6/19




I see a lot of ladies with very short hair wondering how they can achieve vintage hairstyles. Here's a 1953 pin curl set with a playful and casual look in the front and beautifully shaped waves in the back.  Also for shorter hair or just a quick updo without a lot of fuss, check out the ad for styled hair pieces at the bottom!

If you enjoyed this post, check out my other vintage magazine scans for more beauty and fashion magazine inspiration.







Free Pattern: 1957 Harlequin Sweater

8/1/19

1950s free knitting pattern harlequin sweater
free vintage knitting pattern 1957 harlequin diamond sweater from va-voom vintage


I have another free vintage knitting pattern from my stack of vintage magazines. This one is for a fabulous 1957 harlequin sweater. I hope to make this one for myself but I really can't settle on a color combination!

 This sweater was on the cover of McCalls Needlework for fall-winter 1957-58. It really is a show stopper. This pattern involves knitting with a color chart and doing a little embroidery for the hearts.

I've never used a chart before but this looks like a good pattern to start with since the design is very simple and only uses one color.  This pattern fits a blocked size of 34-38 inch bust but if you need help resizing this pattern, check the vintage knitting resources at the bottom of this post.

I hope you enjoy this month's pattern. Check my free patterns page for my past patterns and follow along on Instagram for updates on new monthly freebies.


free vintage knitting pattern 1957 harlequin diamond sweater from va-voom vintage









vintage knitting resources:

resizing knitting patterns from By Gum By Golly
vintage knitting needle conversion chart from Vintage Stitch-o-Rama
discontinued yarn chart from Purple Kitty
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