retro vtg PDF Patterns

some of these are listed on www.folksy.com/shops/wonkyzebra

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031 Lace Leaf Dresses C92

031 Lace Leaf Dresses C92

Vintage Crochet Pattern 031 Leafy Lace A-line Dresses from WonkyZebra

Vintage Crochet Pattern 031 Leafy Lace A-line Dresses from WonkyZebra
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Vintage Crochet Pattern 031 Leafy Lace A-line Dresses from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 031 Leafy Lace A-line Dresses from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 031 Leafy Lace A-line Dresses from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 031 Leafy Lace A-line Dresses from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 031 Leafy Lace A-line Dresses from WonkyZebra

New SALE PRICE $2

Mother and Daughter sized Leafy Lace Summer Dresses.

Sizes 32inches to 36″ bust, length 30” to 33” adjustable;
and 21″ to 25″ chest, length 21” to 25″ for daughter.

Another sweet summer dress worked in the leafy lace pattern (see other listing 002).

This one has a higher neckline, and a yoke which is worked in the lace stitch like the skirt. It is also less full, with a more” A line” shape, which shows off the beautiful openwork leaf shapes (so it will probably need a lining or slip!).

A very versatile dress for daytime, party time or summer weddings; and it can easily be lengthened as it is worked downwards from the completed yoke.

Again sized for ladies and girls; “mothers and daughters”, (but better only one at a time; in my experience not many daughters care to have their Mum in a duplicate outfit- whatever their respective ages!).

(Very early 1970’s by the pricing; UK went “metric” in 1971, this was obviously priced before then.)
If you buy this pattern or pattern 002 I will discount the other version to $1 (to cover listing etc) as they are quite similar.

The original pattern is available for sale, please contact WZ and he will list it for you.

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032 Really Cute Sun Suit 257

032 Really Cute Sun Suit 257

Sizes to fit 1 to 3 year olds (approx) see below*

A really cute sun suit; with a matching cardigan to cover up with if it gets chilly- (that will be an English beach they’re on then!)

And that sweet vintage style, elephant has a moss stitch ear that flaps… and is holding a real bell in his trunk- how adorable is that?

This would work well in cotton, although the pattern is for wool. It’s worth having, even just for the elephant motif!

* actual measurements

cardigan
22″ or 24 inches at chest, sleeve 7.5″ to 8.5inches

length of sun suit 14inches to 16″

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033 Lacey Gloves 1962

033 Lacey Gloves 1962

some of these are listed on www.folksy.com/shops/wonkyzebra

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034 Preppie Twinset B1149

034 Preppie Twinset B1149

some of these are listed on www.folksy.com/shops/wonkyzebra

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035 Babys Shawls KC704

035 Babys Shawls KC704

Nice straight forward projects if you know a baby is on the way !

Two lovely baby shawls, one knit, one crochet, both about 1metre (40inches) across and both very easy.

The knitted (lilac) shawl is worked all in knit stitches (no purling).

The border is worked as one long straight strip (20 stitches and 30row pattern); so no mitred corners. It is knitted separately and sewn on afterwards, so quite portable to knit “on the go”.

The crochet shawl is made as one piece but still quite portable until about half done!

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036 Flipperty Flops 848

036 Flipperty Flops 848

A bunny family – what fun!

Well, someone had fun with this photo shoot; and don’t the bunnies all look like they are amused too!
They have a really pleasant retro look – and make a nice change from all the other bunnies out there at the moment.

The clothes are knitted on but you could quite easily knit them nekked and add your own clothing.

Interestingly, the features are knitted as you go in an intarsia or fairisle technique. You could skip this and embroider them afterwards but it does give a nice effect, especially as they are such pleasant faces. Sometimes vintage knit bunnies are quite unpleasantly fierce or cross-eyed (see our other vintage bunny listing)!

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037 2 Piece Beach Outfit 154

037 2 Piece Beach Outfit 154

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038 Knitted Rabbit 316

038 Knitted Rabbit 316

Very vintage WWII make do and mend economy Rabbit !

He looks a bit scary, can there be such a thing as the “evil rabbit” ? hmmm..

You may need to rethink those appliquéd and embroidered eyes; other then that he is a real softy.

His jumper and shorts are knitted on – hard to see in the black and white photos but given in the instructions, along with a useful photograph of the flat pieces before sewing up. There are also lots of useful economy tips, such as recycling old shredded stockings for filling. Great idea…

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039 Pink Button Through Dress 2009

039 Pink Button Through Dress 2009

Cinderella shall go to the ball; see how a simple summer dress gets a party make over with just a feather boa… and maybe a toyboy. Sorry – can’t help you with the cute cabin boy ( “buttons” or “prince” ? ) but you can quickly whip this up for your next *cruise or gala – even without a fairy godmother.

Even the original yarn was called ‘promise’; and with this “flirty little dress” Patons promised a “swinging evening with extra party sparkle”. The length is easily adjustable, and it would look good made shorter, as a tunic for wearing over leggings or jeans, or just as a short summer dress!.

The bodice is also a very nice shape for a little cropped summer top- maybe with a lace bottom edge.
So much potential here!

* ”Photographed on board SS Canberra” – real 70s glamour

bust size 32”to38inches
length 39”-40.5inches adjustable
hook size no11UK (3.00mm) and no8 (4.00mm)

Wonky Zebra has a photo of a ball of Patons Promise in listing 045 and on his website – as so many of the patterns from his collection use it; http://www.wonkyzebra.com

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040 Tennis Triple Pack

040 Tennis Triple Pack

some of these are listed on www.folksy.com/shops/wonkyzebra

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About WonkyZebra

WonkyZebra and I have collected tons of patterns over the years. Before this was fashionable and the whole “vintage” thing happened, it was just considered to be a funny sort of hoarding; a bit “anorak” to use one of the slightly mocking terms us English specialise in. Now it is a wonderful source of lost treasure in the online textile universe; who would have guessed! It was quite a relief to find there are many others “out there” who appreciate a good pattern-and maybe even enjoy using them! I think it is a good thing anyone can get access to the designs instead of just those lucky enough to find them in gran’s workbox or charity shops. So, here we are with all our hoard, trying to make it all available as fast as we can…hooves don’t help much so it is down to me. I squeeze it in between actual crocheting, knitting, life, and other sundries. Vintage patterns; PDFs for sale at http://wonkyzebra.etsy.com
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