Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1939 Sunny Isle Dress with 8 Gore Skirt #111

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Vintage 1939 Sunny Isle Dress with 8 Gore Skirt #111

Back to slim simplicity in this square neck dress with drop stitch lines in blouse and the eight-gore skirt—wear a contrasting belt for a fillip of color.

SIZE:  16

MATERIALS: 
Royal Society Chateau Crepe, 9 skeins [2 oz skeins]
Milward’s Phantom Knitting Pins, 1 pair #2 [2 3/4 mm]
29” Circular Knitting Pin #2 [2 3/4 mm]
4 Small Buttons                               
1/4 yd Crinoline
1 yd Narrow Elastic                         
Leather Belt

MEASUREMENTS AFTER BLOCKING: 
Bust-36”. 
Length from top of shoulder to waistline-16”. 
Length of sleeve, underarm seam-4 ¼”. 
Waist-30”. 
Hips-39”. 
Length of skirt-28”. 
Width of hem-62”.

PATTERN:
Dress is worked in stockinette stitch [st st]. 
Vertical drop-stitch rows are made by dropping stitches at various intervals.

GAUGE: 
8 sts = 1”;
10 rows = 1”.

BLOUSE:  BACK: 
Start at bottom, with straight needles cast on 93 sts & p across.

2nd row:  K 28, * O, k 2 tog, k 4.  Rep from * 5 more times, O, k 2 tog, k 27.

Hereafter work in st st [ k 1 row, p 1 row], inc 1 st at both ends of every 4th row until there are 125 sts on needle. 

Work straight until piece meas 8”.

TO SHAPE ARMHOLES: 
Bind off 6 sts at beg of each of next 4 rows. 

Then dec 1 st at end of each row until 89 sts rem. 

Work straight until piece meas 2 ½” from 1st row of armhole shaping.

Next row:  K 26, drop next st, cast on 2 sts, k 35, drop next st, cast on 2 sts, k rem sts. 

Dropped sts should fall directly over “yarn over’s” of 2nd row. 

Cont to work straight [92 sts] for another 1 ½”.

Next row:  K 35, * drop next st, cast on 2 sts, k 5.  Rep from * 3 more times; drop next st, cast on 2 sts, k 33 [7 dropped sts in all]. 

Cont to work in st st only for another 1 ½” [96 sts].  

On next row, with right side of work toward you, k across 1st 48 sts, turn [thus start center back opening]. 

Work over these 48 sts only until piece meas 7 ¼” from 1st row of armhole shaping. 

To shape shoulder, start at armhole edge, bind off 4 sts every other row until 20 sts rem.  Bind off. 

Attach yarn to base of center back opening & work to correspond with opposite side.  Ravel all dropped stitches down to “yarn over’s” of 2nd row.

FRONT: 
Start at bottom, with straight needles cast on 103 sts & p across.

2nd row:  K 33, * O, k 2 tog, k 4.  Rep from * 5 more times; O, k 2 tog, k 32. 

Now work in st st, inc 1 st at both ends of every 6th row until there are 127 sts on needle. 

Work straight until piece meas 8” in all.

TO SHAPE ARMHOLES: 
Bind off 6 sts at beg of each of next 4 rows. 

Then dec 1 st at end of each row until 89 sts rem. 

Work straight until piece meas 2 ¾” from 1st row or armhole shaping. 

Cont as for Back until 7 dropped stitches are completed. 

Work straight until piece meas 5 ½” from 1st row or armhole shaping. 

On next row, with right side of work toward you, k across 1st 28 sts, bind off 40 sts [for neck], k rem 28 sts. 

Work over these 28 sts only until piece meas 6 ½” from 1st row of armhole shaping. 

To shape shoulder, start at armhole edge, bind off 4 sts every other row until all sts are bound off. 

Attach yarn at opposite side of neck edge & work to correspond. 

Ravel all dropped stitches down to “yarn over’s” of 2nd row.

SLEEVES: 
Start at bottom, with straight needles cast on 86 sts. 

Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2, for ¾”, inc 10 sts at equal distances apart on last row. 

Then work in st st, inc 1 st at both ends of every 4th row until there are 112 sts on needle. 

Work straight until piece meas 4 ¼” in all. 

To shape top of sleeve, bind off 6 sts at beg of each of next 2 rows. 

Then dec 1 st at end of each row until 48 sts rem. 

Now bind off 2 sts at beg of each row until 24 sts rem.  Bind off.

Sew up underarm & shoulder seams. 

Sew up sleeve seams & sew sleeves in, fold extra fullness into 5 pleats, 1” apart, at top. 

Work a row of sc along neck edge and both sides of opening, making for ch-6 button loops on right side. 

Sew on buttons to correspond. 

Attach yarn to side seam at bottom of blouse, ch 7, * sk 2 sts, tr in next st, ch 3.  Rep from * around [thus making a beading for elastic]. 

Sew in shoulder pads.

SKIRT: 
Start at bottom, with circular needle cast on 464 sts.  Join, be careful not to twist sts.

1st rnd:  K 57, * O, k 2 tog, k 56.  Rep from * around, end with O, k 2 tog [464 sts]. 
Mark k2 tog with safety pin as end of rnd. 

Mark all “yarn over’s” with colored thread.  These colored threads indicate places where stitches are to be dropped in order to form panels; therefore no decs must be made over these sts. 

** Work in st st [k each rnd] for 18 rnds.

Next rnd:  K 12, k 2 tog [dec], * k 28, k 2 tog, k 26, k 2 tog.  Rep from * around [thus dec 2 sts in each panel, bet colored threads]. End with k 13. 

Rep from ** until 288 sts rem, make decs above prev ones. 

Then dec 16 sts [2 sts bet panel sts] on one rnd every inch until 208 sts rem [26 sts in each panel]. 

Work straight until piece meas 27” in all.

Next row:  K 24, * drop next st, cast on 2 sts, k 25.  Rep from * around.  Bind off but do not break off; make a beading as for blouse all around top of skirt.  Fasten off. 

Ravel all dropped stitches down to “yarn over’s” of 1st row.

Run elastic through beadings of skirt & blouse at one time, & sew ends together.

ENJOY! 

HANDY ABBREVIATIONS:

*                                   repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* *                                repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or                                      repeat from a given set of instructions
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                              alternate
Approx                      approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                             between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
Bp                               back post
Bpdc                          back post double crochet
Bpsc                           back post single crochet
Bptr                           back post treble/triple crochet
Ca                               color A
Cb                               color B
Cc                               contrasting color
Ch                               chain stitch
Ch                               refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g                  ch-1 space
ch-sp                          chain space
Cl                               cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                                    complete
Cont                           continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                      double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                   double treble/triple crochet
fl                                front loop(s)
Foll                            follow/follows/following
Fp                               front post
Fpdc                           front post double crochet
Fpsc                           front post single crochet
Fptr                           front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                            half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                             inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                           loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt          pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc              popcorn stitch
Pm                               place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                      single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch               turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                  treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc         triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                          yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over

Yoh                             yarn over hook