Friday, 15 June 2012

Home Notes, September 1947- Free patterns

These are a few pages from a copy of Home Notes dated September 19th, 1947, including a couple of sewing and knitting pattern freebies.


I love the striped dress the girl on the cover is wearing- so bright and cheery!


Free drafting instructions for a basic short sleeved evening sweater, to be sewn in silk boucle. This pattern would make a great starting point for adaptation to so many forties styles.



The only coloured printing inside is reserved for these two adverts for mail-order patterns and fabric cut-out kits. The short sleeved blouse is certainly catching my eye!

And finally a free pattern for a "Two-way Cardigan Jumper", knit in a zig-zag ribbing with a high neckline and choice of sleeve lengths.



2 comments:

  1. Any idea what they mean by "boucle?" I'm used to it being the tweedy stuff used in Chanel jackets, but what they're describing is stretchy, comes as a tube, and sounds more like some sort of jersey -- maybe a textured machine-knit?

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  2. Gorgeous patterns and illustrations! Thank you again for sharing, I think they really are stunning patterns. ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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