Subversive Femme

Curvy Month Pattern Five – Matinee Dress, circa 1940s

I love knitted dresses from the 1940s – although I think the amount of time it would take to make one would drive me nuts!

But if I was going to make one, it would probably be this design. Smart and tailored, with an amazing leaf design down the front bodice and pleated skirt. From Sun-Glo Series 86 – Young Styles for the Larger Figure.

This design requires fingering weight yarn, knitted on 3.25mm needles. To fit a 38/40 inch bust.

 

 

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    Kate
    August 14, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Oh, that's cute! I have been toying with the idea of a knitted skirt recently, but think a dress would also be too much of a challenge as it's hard enough to finish a sweater at times. 😉

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    zilredloh
    August 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I love this one! Thanks so much for sharing. I think that if I ever wanted to knit a dress, it would be wise for me to purchase a knitting machine to do the skirt. Sooo time consuming by hand.

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    Kate-Em
    August 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Fabulous. I love the look of knitted dresses but am not sure how flattering they would be on. I am not sure I would have the patience to knit one!

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    wardrobeexperience
    August 18, 2013 at 10:52 am

    those knit dresses/two part pieces are so adorable. actually i hoped to find on while i was in the states – but no (not affordable or moths had a big dinner party on it).
    knitting myself doesn't work.

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    Bex
    August 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Truly – i think the general agreement is knitting machine! I think I need to find a bored grandma somewhere who loves knitting… X

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