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Pearsall's 353: Great vintage 1920s knitting pattern for baby dress. There are instructions for dress to fit 17 inch chest. The original yarn was a pure silk and wool blend, you can still by this type of yarn, but this was probably in a vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply in a tension square, front and back are worked the same. the vest is to fit 16 inch chest. Can be knitted in pure silk, if you do this read the instructions on the back page for knitting with pure silk as this still holds true even for modern silk yarn. I will try knitting the vest in modern 3ply pure wool ans see what size it come out - just need a bit of time!

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vintage baby dress set knitting pattern 1940s Pearsalls 415 Dress Set: great vintage baby knitting pattern from 1940s.  Fabulous little set for baby girl consisting of dress, matinee coat and knickers. To fit 24 inch chest and worked in a 4ply rayon that would have been shiny like silk, but a modern day 4ply should work or 3ply for a smaller set.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for baby dress set 1940

Penelope 1258: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for baby dress set from the 1940's. The little matinee has embroidery on, as does the yoke of the dress, the cute little bootees have pom-poms on the ties - so charming! Knitted in vintage 3ply so the same rule applies as always - work a tension square and use modern 4ply if you want a similar fit, change needles if needed. but if you would like a smaller size then try modern 3ply. To fit 18 inch chest.

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vintage baby girls pram set knitting pattern from 1920s

Ramada50-20 dress Set: Great vintage baby out fit knitting pattern from early 1930s. This sweet little set is knitted in cluster stitch and is to fit up to 12 months. There is no chest measurement given. Work a tension square and adjust needles to get size required. The pattern part of this outfit is worked on large needles and the stocking stitch on regular size for yarn. Try baby wool or modern 4ply for size required. There are instructions for dress, matinee coat, bonnet bootees.

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lacy dress knitting pattern from 1940s RHL-Dress: Great vintage knitting pattern for pretty baby dress set from 1940s. This dress pattern is to match the jacket and bootees set. Lovely open work, scallop pattern, with puff sleeves. To fit birth to 9 months and is knitted in 3ply on larger needles that you would think for this ply to give loose, light fabric. The shawl below also has the scallop design edging.

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vintage baby bootees knitting pattern friom 1940s vintage lacy matinee to match dress 1940s knitting pattern
rosies dress set from 1962 Rosie Dress Set -1: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern. This set has instructions for dress, coat, bonnet and bootees. This is what we used to call and Afternoon set. It was customary in the spring and summer to change baby after lunch and take her or him out in the pram in her best for a breath of fresh air or visiting. A pretty matinee and bonnet over a little lace dress or cotton smocked dress was the order of the day. And oh, those lovely big fringed canopies to keep the sun off baby! This little set is to fit 18-19 inch chest and is knitted in 3ply, using modern 3ply the set will be a tad smaller. The dress is 14 inches long.

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vintage 1940s dress for baby

Rosemary Dress-1: Great vintage baby knitting pattern from 1940s for baby dress. This pretty dress is a classic style with popular daisy lace design. To fit 18 inch chest and 15 inches in dress length. A French knot is worked in the centre of each lace flower in design if required. I made this as a Christening dress a few years ago with a little trouser set in the same design for the baby's twin brother.

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vintage knitting pattern for baby dress in shell pattern 1940s SHL-Shell Matinee Set: Great lacy shell knitting pattern fro baby set. There are instructions for dress and jacket, see below for other matching items for this set. to fit 18 inch chest and has six small pearl buttons to close at shoulders. Worked in vintage 3ply, but try 4ply in a tension square if preferred. Jacket with full sleeves and collar is very pretty and is 19 inches at chest also in vintage 3ply, but try modern 4ply.

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vintage shell design knitting pattern for matinee jacket
vintage sirdar baby knitting patterns

Sirdar 700: Great selection of little dresses from the 1940's for baby as shown on front cover. 18"-20" chest knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for size stated or modern 3ply for smaller size, easy to make shorter for a more modern look.

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vintage French wave christening dress knitting pattern 1950s

SS23-4: Christening Dress: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern. This design can either be long at 23 inches, or 13 inches as short - or whatever length you require. This is called wave and eyelet stitch. There is a picot hem and pretty puff sleeves. Whole set is very classic and easy to knit. This is for the dress and bootees, see below for jacket, bonnet and mittens. Modern 3 or 4ply can be used, always work a tension square.

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vintage baby dress knitting pattern 1950s

SS8-10 Dress: Great vintage knitting pattern for Christening dress. Knitted in vintage 2ply, so try modern 4ply. This can be either long or short dress, to fit 18 inch chest. Very pretty lacy design.

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vintage knitting pattern for dress set 1950s

SS8-15: Dress Set: Great vintage knitting pattern for a pretty dress set. This little dress has square neck line and pearl buttons at the shoulders, to fit 18 inch chest. There are instructions for dress with little puff sleeves,  coat with pattern borders and button at neck and bootees. Knitted in in either 3ply or 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby knitting pattern forfrock and jacket with fiair isle trim 1950s SS8-18: Dress Set: Great vintage baby dress set. Knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square. This is worked in two colours in a slip stitch pattern, the jacket is an all over design and the dress has coloured border and sleeve edges. To fit 19 inch chest. There is also a blanket pattern included.

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vintage baby christening gown knitting pattern from 1945

SS45-10 Christening Gown: Great vintage knitting pattern for christening dress from 1945. This lovely dress is knitted in 3ply (vintage 2ply) always work a tension square, for smaller size use 2ply or smaller needles. Instructions for a short dress included. To fit 18 inch chest - measure over vest and petticoat. Work to 26, 15 or any number of inches required. Knitted on larger needles to create a light  and delicate dress.

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vintage baby dress and shawl knitting pattern 1940s Stitchcraft 152: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for little dress from the 1930s, This pattern has the shawl shown above and a dress to make from vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. To fit around 6 month baby as shown on front, or 17 inch chest and length from shoulder to hem is 16 inches. Rib at beginning of bodice gives nice shape and the little puff sleeves are really sweet. You can always make this one a bit shorter for a new baby. Always work a tension square

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vintage dress for toddler knitting pattern 1940s Stitchcraft 164: Great vintage dress knitting pattern for toddler from the 1930s. This one is to fit a 2 year old and is knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting in a tension square. Trimmed with angora with pretty mother of pearl buttons on the double breasted bodice and a little belt to give style to a young lady - original was knitted in pink with white angora collar. The box pleats are easy to make. There are some pictures on the back of patterns that were available at the time this one was printed, some of which I have in my collection.

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Suzie dress knitting pattern from 1940s Suzie Dress-1:Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1949. This little long sleeved dress is just ready for the winter. Pretty eyelet design - the eyelets are embroidered round when finished to give a touch of colour. To fit 20 inch chest knitted in 3ply. Always work a tension square. I made this one in modern 3ply cashmere and embroidered the same little flowers at yoke. I made the eyelets in to flowers with different pastel colour threads.

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suzie dress set - 1 Suzie Christening Set-2: Great vintage dress set knitting pattern from 1949. This lovely set is knitted in 3ply or 4ply to fit 18-20 inch chest. Pretty diamond stitch, the shawl below makes this a lovely christening set. The dress is 21 inches long. The coat is 20 inch chest and bonnet is 12 inches round face. There are instructions for bootees as well, a pair of mittens should not be too difficult to make to match. To make smaller size us modern 3ply on a size smaller needles. This includes the shawl seen on the shawl page 2 and can be bought separately as shown.

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vintage baby dress knitting patterns

Templetons 231: Great baby vintage knitting pattern 1930s. There are instructions for the dress, 22 inch chest and matching cardigan 23 inch chest, little jersey for boy 23 inch chest, and a little cardigan 22 inch chest. Opalsheen was a baby wool made with rayon mixture that gave the yarn a subtle shine and would have knitted to a modern 4ply, but work a tension square first to check tension - 7st to 1", 8 rows to 1" on size 9 imperial needles (3.75mm).

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vintage baby dress set 1930 Templetons 667: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s. To fit up to a 20 inch chest, length of dress is 15 inches, but this is adjustable. Worked in a vintage 3ply, but a modern 4ply would work, always knit a tension square and change needles if needed. Work in modern 3ply for a smaller size. Bonnet is 12 inches round face.

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vintage baby drss set knitting pattern 1940s Templetons 718: Great vintage knitting pattern for dress set from the 1940s. Super little pattern and easy to knit. I have made this set in pink cashmere for a customer, very successfully. To fit dress 20 inch chest and the jacket is up to 24 inch chest. Bonnet measures 12 inches round face. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Shoulder buttons on the dress are hand crocheted ( I used vintage pearl ones)

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intage baby dress knitting patterns

Templetons 752: Dresses for 22" chest and 16" length, approx 6-9 months, knitted in 3ply baby wool. Two designs for a baby girl, if knitted in modern 3ply and  size 11 imperial needles (3mm) the dresses should come out a little smaller and if worked shorter will be ideal for new born-3 months or reborns

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vintage 1920s dress set for baby V4-8 Dress Set: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s. There are instruction for dress, jacket, bonnet and bootees with a smocked design. Knitted in 3ply, but with a change of needles can be knitted in modern fine 4ply. Always work a tension square. To fit 2nd size so this is usually 18-20 inch chest.

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vintage baby dresses from 1930s V50-48 Dresses: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1930s. There are two designs one with a yoke and one with little sleeves and lacy skirt. To fit 18 inch chest for the yoked dress and 20 inches for the lace skirt one. Knitted in vintage 3ply that should be okay as modern 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby dresses knitting pattern from late 1930s Viyella 3286: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from late 1930s. Three little dresses to fit 2-3 years. 20 inch chest. There are also instructions on how to alter sizes which in fact is more for adult garments. With baby clothes a larger or smaller needle or finer or thicker wool usually works. If using a thicker wool or larger needle then allow a bit more wool.

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vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1930 Viyella 3328: Beautiful vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1930s. This lovely pattern has 4 different designs to fit toddlers 2-3 years or 20 inch chest in vintage 3ply that would now be similar to modern 4ply - always work a tension square. Embroidery enhances these sweet little dresses. Knit in modern 3ply for smaller size.

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baby dress knitting pattern from 1920s

Weldons 39: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1920s. This traditional little dress is to fit 6-12 months and is knitted in 4ply. The ribbed yoke gives a good free fitting and there is a little jacket to match. Work a tension square and try modern 3ply for a smaller size.

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baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s

Weldons 213: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from late 1930s. This little dress is so sweet, knitted in 4ply, but for a smaller size try knitting in modern 3ply. This one is to fit 1-2 years or 20 inch chest. Pretty puff sleeves and easy to work lacy bands.

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vintage baby dress knitting patterns 1940s

Weldons 347B: Lovely baby vintage knitting pattern dress 1940s. This is a pretty little dress for 12-18 months (21 inch chest) worked in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply as this is nearer the thickness of old 2ply. Well worth a go this one, so delicate and pretty. Make it longer for a christening dress or party dress.

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baby dress vintage knitting patten from weldons with jacket Weldons 363: Great little dress for baby girl knitting pattern from 1940s. This sweet little dress and jacket should fit 1-2 years or up to 21 inch chest. This is the popular 'drop' stitch design and very easy to work. Be- ribboned and beautiful! knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, always work a tension square.

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vintage baby dress knitting pattern 1940s

Weldons 396B:Great vintage baby knitting pattern dress and jacket 1940s. This one has a little jacket and dress with lacy border and little dots, dress is 16 inch chest and jacket is 18 inch chest. Worked in vintage 3ply so would be better in modern 4ply as 3 month size, but if you would like a new born size try modern 3py in a tension square.

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vintage childs dress knitting pattern weldons 432 1940s

Weldons 432: Fabulous baby dress vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has the easy leaf pattern and is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to get the size stated or modern 3ply for a smaller size. To fit 1-2 and 2-3 years. Instructions for long or short sleeves and the collar is also optional. I am just going to knit this one in cashmere and put it on my Alpaca Angels baby wear pages!

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Weldons 517: Great vintage little baby girls dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This one is to fit 9-18 months with super spots on yoke and border. Angora could be used here if liked for fluffy spots. Always work a tension square. To fit up to 21 inch chest and is 17.5 inches from shoulder to hem. It can be made shorter and if a smaller size is needed then try modern 3ply. Very cute!

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vintage weldons knitting pattern baby dress and jacket knitting pattern vintage baby 1940s

Weldons 621: Great vintage baby knitting pattern 1940s. This pattern has instructions for a lovely dress, coat, vest and mittens, easy to make a bonnet and bootees to match from another pattern. Worked in vintage baby 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square for same size or modern 3ply for a smaller size. To fit 18 inch chest, length of coat, dress and vest adjustable. Very pretty set, very retro.

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vintage baby layette with very pretty dress knitting pattern 1940s Weldon A777: Great vintage layette with baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This little set is super and suitable for a Christening. The dress can be made longer and there are instructions for the coat and the shawl. To fit birth to 9 months. Dress 22 inch chest, length 16 inches or the longer version as long as you like - but don’t forget to allow extra wool. Shawl measures 44 inches square, the little head shawl 22 inches square. Dress buttons at shoulders with little pearl buttons.

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baby layette

Weldons A899: Lovely layette in 3ply with lovely shawl pattern, for other shawls see Shawl page. This one is from the1940's and knitted in 3ply, always try a tension square when knitting these vintage patterns as old wool and needles differ from modern ones. This layette comprises of shawl, vest, dress, jacket and bootees and mittens.

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vintage baby layette with dress 1940s Weldons baby pattern Weldons A1202: Great vintage baby layette with baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. To fit 3-9 months. Lovely easy to knit set. Super fringed shawl that measures 40 inches square and is knitted in sections. Dress and jacket in pretty feather and fan design, dress has buttons on shoulders. To fit 18 inch chest. Try modern 4ply for this size but if you would like a smaller low birth size use modern 3ply. There are also a pair of little bootees.

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vintage knitting baby dress embroiderd for m 1953

WH53-12Dress: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern. This little dress is relatively plain with small embroidery on, the smoking is purely don by catching the stitched after a rib is worked, one of the easiest and most effective patterns. The dress is fastened at the back and is knitted in vintage 3ply or modern fine 4ply. To fit1-2 years or 22 inch chest.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern form 1940s

Wolsey 716: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This post war pattern has instructions for  vest, knickers, mittens, bootees, dress, bonnet, jacket and shawl in easy to knit pattern. See below for details of the shawl. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for size stated or modern 3ply for smaller new born size. Dress is 17 inch chest and the coat will fit up to a 22 inch chest and bonnet is 12 inches round face. Lovely set.

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vintage 1930s knitting pattern for baby dresses Wolsey 718: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from late 1930s. This super pattern has instructions for 3 little dresses all knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. The one on the front with embroidery on the yoke and flared skirt with 20 inch chest and 16 inch to hem (12-18months) A pretty lacy one with flared short sleeves in feather pattern for 6-12 months or 19 inch chest and 15 inches to hem. And a moss stitch panel dress with collar and long sleeves to fit 21 inch chest and 17 inches to hem for 18 -30 months (toddler) All very cute. Always work a tension square.

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