1:12th scale Ladies dress and snood c. 1939 by Frances Powell
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1:12th scale Ladies dress and snood c. 1939

November 1999
Cobweb ?
US 5/0 - 1.0 mm
62 - 65 yards (57 - 59 m)
1:12th scale
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TWO patterns are included in the price the lilac dress is the original Farthing Patterns FP 22, the turquoise dress has a reworked deeper V-neck.

Ability level - Experienced, not suitable for a first project in miniature

Materials required:
Dress -
Size 19 (1.00 mm/US size 00000) knitting needles, 65 yards/62.5 metres 1-ply yarn, stitch holder.
Snood - Size 16 (1.5mm/ US 000) knitting needles, 12.5 metres 1-ply yarn or sewing cotton (makes work more open), very thin elastic such as shirring elastic, 0.75mm crochet hook (optional)

Approximate finished sizes:
Dress -
1-inch/2.5 cm wide at waist, sleeve 1¾-inches/4.5 cm long, height – 4¼-inches/10.5 cm
Snood - 1-inch/2.5 cm deep by ¾-inch/2 cm wide after elastic has been added.

Gauge – Gauge is not important as dolls house dolls (like humans) vary greatly in size and proportions

Historical notes:

  1. The dress is designed for the younger woman with a wide swing skirt; the ribbing would fit tight to the body with a slightly fuller upper bodice.
  2. This dress is from 1939, at the start of the war and before wool rationing had been introduced. Styles were still very feminine and designed to flatter the figure. The skirt is very full, but the sleeves are more fitted than those of the mid 1930’s.


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