Subversive Femme

Curvy Month Pattern 3: A Preview of Spring, c. 1939

I know how much everyone loves 1930’s knitting patterns, but it can be a bit of search to find them in a larger size. I was really entranced with this stunning dress pattern in Knitting and Home Crafts (March 1939) and then I noticed it was curvy sized!

The blouse and skirt are knit in two pieces and seamed at the waist to make a dress – meaning it would be a cinch to turn the blouse portion into a sweater/jumper by just adding a couple of inches of rib at the bottom.

The blouse has a cross over neckline, and is knitted in a drop-stitch pattern making it light and airy.
I hope you like it!

Finished size: Bust 39″, Waist 32″ and Hip 40.5″
Yarn: Fingering weight wool crepe
Needles: 2.75mm

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    July 8, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Those measurements are perfect for me. Love the pattern too

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    Jessica Cangiano
    July 9, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Fabulous! The older I get, the more I want an all knit dress or skirt and top/sweater combo. Something like would fit the bill wonderfully (alas, I'm a not a knitter – but it's great to have the image and inspiration when shopping).

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ♥ Jessica

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    July 9, 2016 at 11:06 am

    What a great dress and it opens a path for new possibilities…. Thank you and a great weekend from Switzerland..Christa

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    July 18, 2016 at 8:40 am

    You are welcome!

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