Pin Curls and Wave Setting from 1953


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


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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