Friday, March 01, 2013

Vintage Patterns

Some time ago my Mum went back to Australia for a funeral of a relative.  In the cleaning up that goes on after such an event she salvaged some vintage patterns for me!  Thanks Mum!

As far as I know, these are from the Australian Home Journal, a publication that the marvellous Trove has accessible online in digitised form.  (If you are looking for vintage knitting instructions, this is an excellent source by the way).

Unfortunately the digitised record only goes up to 1952 so I can't work out what date these patterns are from.  I think they are most likely from the later 1950s but I can't be sure.  If anyone knows, I'd love to learn the details.

This one is a blouse and skirt combo.  I think the blouse has kimono sleeves.  The detailing on the skirt is neat.

This one didn't have an envelope. The sweetheart neckline is lovely.

The sizing on the pattern is too small for me regrettably but I'm going to attempt to draft a version in my size.  That will be a major learning curve!


  1. oh now that sounds like a fab challenge Penny, I can't wait to see the finished project. Hmmmm your blog is no longer on my google reader and I hadn't realised until tonight. I am slowly working out whose blogs have disappeared from my reader. I have no re-added you. Oh I love Arthur, he is stunning, how's the time sharing going?

    1. It's sort of working :-) At the moment though, he spends more time with Mr9.