Vintage Knits: Dress and Jacket from 1954

What a stunning outfit this is. It’s a Marguerite Raymond design from the Nomotta California Collection, published in 1954.

Like all the patterns in this book, the modeling is marred by a freakishly tight girdle (this model is by no means wearing the worst of them), but the clothes are beautiful. I particularly like the pattern of the jacket. Maybe I’ll try just the jacket as a springtime project.

Here’s the pattern for both:


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~ by lolarusa on April 28, 2011.

2 Responses to “Vintage Knits: Dress and Jacket from 1954”

  1. Why did they make her stand in that bizarre pose for each photo?

    And wouldn’t semi-sleeves like that kind of drive you nuts?

    Thus endeth my questioning.

  2. It is a strange pose.

    I go back and forth about three-quarter sleeves. They’re kind of useless except on a particular kind of summer evening, and difficult to get neatly into a tight jacket without bunching up. On the other hand, they look so smart and modish. Show off the wrists.

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