I've never had the patience to knit an entire dress before but this 1957 ensemble is one I would make an exception for. The elegant shape of the pencil dress is elevated with a detachable capelet and fabulous triangle pockets at the hips. The waist cinches with a matching belt. If anything, I may have to make a capelet (or two...or three..) to pair with dresses and skirts that I already have.

This dress comes in size 32-38 inch bust but if you need help resizing this pattern, check the bottom of this post for vintage knitting resources.

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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