|1976 knitted wedding dress|
Friday, 29 March 2013
Another Wedding Dress
I wrote a few weeks ago here about two wedding dress pattern leaflets that I had found. Christina commented that there is also a wedding dress pattern in the 1976 edition of Fashion Knits, an annual publication by Patons that they produced from the late 1950s to the 1980s. We have a complete run of Fashion Knits in the Knitting & Crochet Guild collection, so I was able to find the dress. Here it is.
Unlike the last two I showed, this one is knitted. The yarn is called Kismet, which seems to have been 80% acrylic with some mohair, and maybe some wool too. Perhaps a bit warm for a June bride (although considering the weather we've been having, maybe not). Not a very modern shape - long sleeves seem to be completely out of style for brides, and the skirt isn't right for today. And it can't quite decide where the waist should be - is it an Empire line or a natural waist? But I'm sure a 1976 bride would have looked lovely in it.