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.


  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?

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

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  3. Thank u so very much. All of this is dissapearing on us. I thank you for saving history.