Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Look what I won!

Show and tell time again. Just snagged this fabulous 1930s knitting and crochet pattern book off ebay. A wonderful find at under $10.00 including shipping. I do not have it in my possession yet (still on route), but I snagged some photos off the ebay page to share. I was so excited I just couldn't hold it in anymore!

The book includes all sorts of fun patterns included a fabulous coat, matching sports outfit, knitted suit, Men's Sweaters and best of all a pattern for a knit bathing suit! All and all it has over 20 1930s knitting patterns. Awesome!

Really loving that coat and hat combo. Could you imagine it in a soft ivory or better yet a bold red? So stylish. Also, I want her shoes! If only I had a magical time machine that took me back to 1933 so I could swipe some killer 1930s shoes. I think my favorite vintage shoes come from the 20s and 30s.

Knitted suit. Looks a bit heavy, but might not be so bad if it's made in a lighter weight yarn. KnitPicks has some fabulous cotton/linen blend fingerweights that would be fantastic for this. Of course I'd need to rework the pattern, but I do that with everything I knit anyways. Maybe it wouldn't be period correct knitting materials, but it would make it more reasonable to wear in Atlanta.

I don't think I need to tell you that this was the entire reason I bought this book. A 1930s swimsuit pattern in ENGLISH. Finally. Think this would count towards my Summer essentials if I made this? Definitely going to have to go historically correct on this one. For some strange reason I really want to try swimming in wool. I need to know why this was the preferred material for 50+ years. I'm thinking a soft yellow would be nice for this suit. Circa Murray perhaps?

This will be for Fiance. It's a really handsome sweater. I have to admit I haven't seen many Men's sweater patters from the era, so I was super excited to find this in the book. And so we're all clear,  I can knit him a sweater now that I've got the ring!!

So I know many of you Sew Vintage, but does anyone Knit Vintage? Leave me a comment and let me know!

PS. Look at what finally arrived in the mail today! Our 1930s cake topper! I took a closer look at the bride and she has a really sweet Bob hairstyle in fingerwaves. I just love it! 

I really do have 1930s on the brain right now, but can you really blame me? I'm trying to devise an Art Deco inspired wedding. Just have to figure out how to make it okay for the men to wear tails in the afternoon...


Kelli said...

Great pattern find! and I am so in love with your cake topper!

~Kelli @ Smidgens

BaronessVonVintage said...

Oh, favourite...30s knitting patterns! How perfect is your cake topper!!! You know, you should go for a knitted or crocheted WEDDING DRESS! I saw a pattern for one online! I've got a 30s crocheted evening gown which is pretty much off the charts. Imagine how authentic and stellar a wedding gown would be ! Actually, for more of a Harlow-esque Deco satin wedding dress, I'm sure you'll be able to find something wonderful in an authentic gown OR a divine repro OR you could obviously try making one from a vintage pattern if you are skilled at sewing satin (I'm NOT). SO exciting!

BaronessVonVintage said...

If I have my way and get the "Baron" to agree to a vow renewal, I'm SO going for the above gown

For loads more cash, I'd consider this bespoke gown (supposedly from the 20s, but it's definitely 30s in my opinion)

whee, the fun of vintage wedding planning! enjoy every second!! I'm sure you are!

Nancy said...

Baroness, you are so cute! And so fashionable! Loving all your suggestions!