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AUGUST 9th

Hi, so where has our summer gone? Not even the pug knows and he usually has an answer to everything. I have decided that we must now think of winter underwear - I really could do with some today. I have put some more patterns on my site. There are vests, knickers, pants (longer leg) French knickers and cami-knickers mostly form the 1940s. There is one cami-knicker from 1943. This design is an all-in-one cami-knicker or step ins as my mother used to call them. To fit 32-34 inch bust, pretty all over pattern with ribbed mid section to give shape. There is an under strip at centre of knickers - this can always be made from cotton. My mother said the girls used to make half a dozen of these strips from worn shirts, petticoats etc and button (or use press studs) them in place so that they could change them as often as necessary during the day or evening as washing and drying was difficult in the barracks - she was in the WAAF.

 

great vintage knitting pattern for cami knicker undewear from 1943

vintage crochet bra pattern from 1947  Here is a crochet bra from 1947. Now that could be useful! And a pair of French knickers with pretty vest and lace edging, this is from 1946. Although most of these are knitted in 3ply a modern 4ply can be used with a change of needles. The fineness of the wool and the needles made for light, warm undies that did not show under outer clothing, especially as trousers were worn by a lot of ladies during the war. The straps were usually ribbon which makes the vest very easy to make, no shaping, the waist was brought in by changing needles and working a figure hugging rib. pretty vest and knicker set knitting pattern from just ofter the war to fit 32-35 inch bust
vintage ladies stripe swim suit knitting pattern from 1949 Just to encourage the sun to shine I have also been searching my books for more swimsuit knitting pattern from the 1940's. This era is by far the most popular on my site, so I try to get as many pattern from around the wartime as possible. These two are a bit later from 1947 and 1949. But rationing was still in force for wool so bikinis, shorts and bra tops as well as stripes and fair isle were still very popular. The main problem today is that the special preshrunk wool is not available - some had an elastic content which made them ideal for this type garment. So if you are tempted to knit one of these beautiful costumes and go  in to the water with them - men as well, then do remember that a tight, firm tension is required to avoid the dreaded 'soggy bottom syndrome' I usually advise my customer to either wear undies or at least to attach brief panties inside the swimsuit or bikini bottoms and the same for men - but in their case perhaps a pair of brief swim trunks might be safer! ladies swim suit in fair ils knitting pattern from 1947
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