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Knitted vintage dress

Added Jun 10, 2009

by emjstone

, Mississippi,...






Dress knitted recently from a pattern in Good Housekeeping New Complete Book of Needlecraft, published in 1971.

I modified the skirt to be mostly stockinette stitch instead of ribbing, so I could knit that portion on my Ultimate Sweater Machine. I did this mainly because I’m impatient, but in total it still took about 4 months to knit. The machine portion took 2 days, though. :)

Material Notes

Lion Brand wool/acrylic blend sport-weight yarn (now discontinued), wooden buckle from




Garment Type

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    Apr 17, 2010, 08.16 AMby wigglywoo

    Wow! That is gorgeous. I love the colour too. I wish I could find a fabulous vintage pattern like that. I usually make up patterns when knitting for my daughter but am nowhere near proficient enough to make up a pattern for myself! Great job!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 06.41 AMby florean-fortescue

    Absolutely adorable and it looks great on!

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    Sep 5, 2009, 05.37 PMby peachypanda

    simply gorgeous

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    Jun 14, 2009, 09.56 PMby milkyway

    Ohhhhhhhh is absolutely gorgeous, I adore the color

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    Jun 12, 2009, 11.50 AMby hajnika

    Ow, this dress is so beautiful,I like that colour too!

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    Jun 11, 2009, 02.04 AMby mjb14

    This is gorgeous. Love the colour and the style. Well done.

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    Jun 10, 2009, 09.38 AMby ink

    Really Sassy! Very smart how you integrated the two-top and bottom by changing from the rib. Your finished dress is so clean and perfect! Beautiful. Love the belt also!

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    Jun 10, 2009, 08.01 AMby flash1

    That is just adorable!

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    Jun 10, 2009, 07.25 AMby carottesauvage

    I love it! Was a good idea to machine knit the skirt part: that is the only thing that disuades me from ever knitting a dress….

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