Free Vintage Knitted 2 Piece Couture Dress Pattern

Free Vintage Knitted 2 Piece Couture Dress Pattern

Enjoy the Cap Sleeve Two-Piece Couture Dress Pattern in Sizes 12-16 Bust 32-36 Inches Knit your very own free Vintage 1940’s Couture Dress Pattern 

Directions are for size 12. Changes for sizes 14 and 16 are in parentheses.

Materials: Beehive Non-shrink Moorland wool, 3-ply (1-ounce skeins).

Blouse: 1 skein of white. 6 (6-7) skeins of red.

Skirt: 6 (8-10) skeins of red.

1 pair Number 4 needles

1 yard of belting

3 snaps

Two hooks & eyes

1/4 yard fabric

Shoulder pads

Gauge7 1/2 sts = 1 inch / 19 rows = 2 inches

Free Vintage Knitted 2 Piece Couture Dress Pattern

Free Vintage Knitted 2 Piece Couture Dress Pattern

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Free Vintage Knitted 2 Piece Couture Dress Pattern

 

 

 

How to Change Sizes

For each size larger than the ones given in the directions, add the number of stitches required to make an inch, to the number of stitches given to commerce the garment. Of course, there is a pattern, you must consider the number of stitches required for the pattern.

If the directions call for 6 stitches to an inch, in size 16, and you wish to make a sweater in size 18, cast on 6 stitches more than the directions call for. Then follow the directions given. When you reach the neck binding, add 2 of these stitches to each shoulder and bind off 2 more for the back of the neck.

In shaping the front, you will have to increase these 2 extra stitches. For each size smaller, cast on as many fewer stitches as are required for 1 inch. For 2 sizes larger, add twice the number of stitches required for an inch and bind off 1 more stitch for each side of armholes. Make the armhole 1/2 inch longer at both back and front.

For the sleeve, add the number of stitches required for 1 inch to the number of stitches given to commerce the sleeve.

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