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Free Pattern: 1955 tweed pencil dress and bulky jacket

6/6/19

1950s free knitted pencil dress and bolero jacket pattern
free 1950s knitted dress and cardigan pattern from Va-Voom Vintage



With the heat of summer in full swing, knitting may sound a little crazy but this curve-hugging sleeveless dress is perfect for the office or a movie date in the dark, cold air conditioning with this sweet little bulky cardigan to keep the chill off your shoulders.

The jacket has a large collar, ribbed sleeve cuffs and 6 over-sized buttons.

This 1955 ensemble is in blocked bust size of 34-38 inches and the blocked jacket is 35-39 inches. If you need help resizing this pattern, check the vintage knitting resources at the bottom of this post.

I don't know if I'll ever get around to knitting an entire dress but that jacket in mint green would be perfect don't you think?


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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

Pin Curl Setting Patterns from 1940

6/4/19

 

You wouldn't believe how excited I was when I found this 1940 American Hairdresser magazine. Its full of beautiful setting patterns, brush outs and this one even shows photos of the hair freshly cut before being set so you can see what the haircut looks like!

I really liked the way they accessorized these styles with ribbon, flowers and even a necklace. I truly love the 1940s for their creativity in fashion and using what they had.

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










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