Sweater

Blue and Green

by Starspangledheart on February 19, 2014 · 4 comments

in 1940s,Skirts

I’ve been sewing and knitting again and have added two new basics to my wardrobe.

The skirt is made from green twill and McCall’s 7032.

The sweater vest is a sports vest made from a 40s pattern in A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. It was quite fun to knit up.

I also opted to wear a new vintage hat with this outfit! I just adore hats even if I’m not much into millinery.

Who else here enjoys vintage knitting along with vintage sewing?

More details on the blog: http://star-spangledheart.blogspot.com/2014/02/back-to-basics.html

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Although this is a knitting project, not a sewn one, I thought that it would be of interest to WeSewRetro readers as I know a lot of sewists also knit. This sweater is from a modern book that published a collection of vintage patterns called Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters. This pattern is originally from 1939, but a woman that knit this sweater when the pattern was published in 1939 certainly would have continued to wear it through the 40′s making it WWII era.

The buttons on the sweater are also vintage, although I’m not sure from exactly when. They were among a collection of vintage buttons that I have inherited from a couple of different sources and have clearly come off of a used item or have been banging around in a jar for a very long time as they have dents and scratches. I purchased the modern shawl stick although I intend to do a bit of research and find a more period appropriate design. If anyone can point me to information on that end, it would be appreciated! I have more information on the sweater construction on my blog and on Ravelry for those that are interested.

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Vintage Knits

by Laura Mae on November 5, 2011 · 3 comments

in 1940s,1950s,Buttons

I thought I would share a couple of my vintage knits.

This beaded beauty has been neglected for years.  It has reminded me how much I love knitting with the added texture of beads, so I am going to keep my eyes open for a new project with beaded embellishments.

And this lace sweater was finished last weekend after spending quite a bit of time as a UFO.  But thanks to Burda Style’s Dorset Button tutorial, I now have a finished project.

More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace, here and here.

It is currently pouring rain outside, so I am going to pour myself some tea, and sit down with a pair of needles.  Knitting is the perfect remedy for lousy weather.

P.S.  I also sewed up the skirts for both outfits, so I hope that qualifies as the “sew” in sew retro!

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