Saturday, September 28, 2013

The 40's Travel Dress - Part Deux




Way back in May I made Vogue 8728, a 40's reproduction knit dress, and it was pretty safe to say that I luuurved this dress. Comfy, cute and easy to wash and wear. So, I made 2 more (this version and a beautiful green wool knit version, post to come) and bought fabric for a fourth. While I still love this dress, I'm starting to wonder if I should branch out of my 40's knit dresses and possibly try something else? Well, maybe, we'll see... Any suggestions?

I won't go into the construction details because I did all that in my original post and did pretty much the exact same things with this version.



The knit I used is a lovely medium weight 98% cotton with a tiny bit of spandex for stretch and up close, is actually a navy and maroon marle. I still have quite a bit of this fabric left and am hopeful I might be able to squeeze a Lady Skater dress out of it (I'm pretty sure this will probably be my next knit dress after seeing this cute version).



These photos are the last set we took in our favourite photo location in Sydney... sigh.

Anyway, thanks so much for all the comments on my Miette cardigan. I've now nearly finished the bodice and will then be starting on the sleeves. So, I guess it's nearly done (well, not really...) and I can start thinking about my next knitted project!

Which brings me to this Pike Place pattern. As I am obviously not cool enough to live in the States, they won't let me buy it. How come you 'Mericans only get access to cool patterns? I really only want a download of the cardigan and not the actual pattern booklet, but it doesn't seem to be available as a digital download (I mean really?!? In this day and age?). Does any body know where I might be able to source a copy all the way down here on the bottom of the planet?

Oh well, at least while I plot how to get my hands on this pattern, there are plenty of other cardigans to be knit.

xx
Jen

PS) As some of you saw on Instagram the other day, I've gone cut all ma hur off. It was time...


18 comments:

  1. If you can find a participating yarn shop in your area that stocks Beroco yarn, I know that Berroco does have some of their pattern leaflets available through PDF. However, I'm not sure they do this outside of the states. Also, you'd still have to do the whole leaflet, they don't do singles.

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  2. This dress is just lovely! The colour looks great on you and it's a really flattering style. And your hair looks great!

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  3. Your dress is lovely. Just checked out the original - no wonder you made it again! Your new haircut looks fantastic as well!

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  4. This is such a great dress for you! It's no wonder you want to make it again and again. Your hair looks wonderful! So fresh!

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  5. Ooh I like this one even better than your first- I think the lighter fabric really brings out the details of the design. It must be nice having such comfy go-to dresses that are so easy to wear but are a bit more interesting than your average jersey dress

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  6. whoa! a totally new you! got my haircut today too. i found a website that seems to ship the booklet worldwide http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/categoryID/BC757A53-4A3D-48D0-9E3B-E785B507E0EE/productID/A68425ED-C2D2-447C-80EB-D9A7CB3D6D76/?utm_source=amazon&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=BERROCOPAT302

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  7. What a lovely dress, Jen! If you've got a winner, keep on sewing! I do that, too :) I'm also making a few versions of the Lady Skater dress this winter, too.

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  8. I've loved seeing this dress pop up around the internets, and haven't got a copy of the pattern yet... it seems to be the one you make again and again, so it's no wonder you love it! I love a good pattern you use again and again!

    LOVE your hair too lady! xoxo

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  9. Adorable! I love this! It's so cute! And your hair is gorgeous!

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  10. I love your new hair. I already liked when you had it long, but this change also suits you and it will much much more comfortable to take care of.

    This dress looks very nice and comfy. Knits are so wearable that we need to have more of them :)

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  11. I am in love with your dress - I think I might just need to add this to my list! Fabulous :-)

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  12. I just love this color on you and the dress is so cute paired with polka dot tights. I just bought some similar tights the other day now you got me thinking...hummm I need a dress like that! Your new hair is super cute too!

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  13. Oooo new do! Very chic.

    Cute dress too, of course.

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  14. { LOVE } this dress...& your new hair looks great too!

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  15. Gorgeous dress - I have this pattern and didn't even realise it was for knits! You have inspired me to dig it out and get sewing.

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  16. precioso
    http://mandarinacosturera.blogspot.com.es/

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  17. I love your clothes - we seem to have quite a few of the same patterns! Try sending a question to the designer on ravelry.... Cirilia is one of the ones who answers messages:). And subscribe to their newsletter - they send out free patterns, and have looooads of free patterns on their site. Good luck - I had a huge crush on a Berrocco pattern also by Cirilia Rose for a double breasted cardi with a vague military vibe but a frilled back peplum and still haven't gotten it :(.

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    1. Hi Francesca! Oooh, thanks for the tip! I'll definitely send them a message, I love that cardigan so much - it's darn cute and would be the perfect cardigan for those chilly winter days that we have looming! And I'm heading over to sign up for their newsletter right now - I didn't even know they did a newsletter!

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