Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: 1950s Sweater Pattern Book

I love flipping through the pages of vintage pattern books especially if there are color photographs illustrating the fashions of the time. I especially like this Star Sweater Book No. 92. Published by the American Thread Company in 1952, it would have only set you back 10 cents to buy!

Look at the fresh 50's faces of these models. Eyebrows and lips seem to be the focus of the face with lots of waves in the hair. The sweaters these gals are wearing are knit from the same pattern with variations in the trimming to make each individual.

This snazzy Bolero vest is knit in simple garter stitch using sport weight yarn. Sequins and beads are used to give the vest some flash. I want her blouse and skirt!

I left my favorite sweater for last. This crocheted Stole Blouse in buttercup yellow is so unique. The stole is crocheted separately from the blouse. The buttons are sewn to the blouse. Then, the stole is buttoned to the blouse. I love that!

There are more Vintage Thingies at ColoradoLady.

Happy Vintage Thingies!


Lisa said...

So cool! I love that crocheted stole blouse! So beautiful

Debbie said...

I like old pattern books as well. I had a knitting book of children's clothing with great pictures