Subversive Femme

Curvy Month Pattern 9: Bantry skirt and blouse (c. 1935, Minerva Style Book)

There were definitely curvy cuties in the 1930s – and they dressed stylishly too!
This pattern is from Minerva Style Book No.39 – designs for the well-endowed woman of the thirties.
It’s hard to tell from the photo but the suit is actually knitted in ‘eel grey’ with emerald green contrast at the neckline.

The lacey blouse would good on it’s own, or knit the whole suit if you’re keen!

Finished size: 38″ bust, 33″ waist, 41″ hips
Yarn: Minerva velveen – which is similar to a fingering weight chenille-type yarn
Needles: 2.25mm and 2.75mm (USA needle sizes mentioned in the pattern)




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    Jessica Cangiano
    July 29, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Such a sophisticated knit ensemble.

    Thank you for all of the wonderful pattern shares this month.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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