Free Vintage Knitting Pattern: Coat and Cap to match from Weldon’s Transfer Series – 1930’s

Weldon's Transfer Series Knitting Pattern 30s cap cardigan jacketIntriguing new knitted for the sporty girl! This scan seems a bit out of focus, ever so sorry. I’m trying to read what the measurements are, but it’s in the wonky bit. A British Library Scan from Weldon’s Transer Series, from Issue No. 95 Jul 1934. The beret instructions on page two are much clearer and it’s July, so in the UK we were expecting dummer, up it’s pretty cold and we could do with some jaunty caps.
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Fashion History: 1934 smocks and overalls for ladies who do their own motor repairs plus Weldon’s adverts

thirties 30s pattern catalogue scan overalls smockThis is wonderfully progressive, or from the perspective of 2015 looking back to 1934 rather surprising. Taken from Weldon’s transfer Series No. 92. The text says 23042 “This is an ideal overall for an artist.” 30723 is even better – “Ideal for the modern girl who does her own motor repairs…” and suggests making it in gingham.

Weldon’s Transfer Series was a magazine which had one or two pages devoted to the embroidery transfer instructions, sometimes a surprise knitting pattern and the rest is entirely a Weldon’s patterns catalogue, with adverts for all sorts of Weldon’s products.

Other publications I’ve looked at from “Weldon’s” that are actually pattern catalogues include Weldon’s 6D series (aka Weldon’s Sixpenny Series), Weldon’s Outsize and Weldon’s Bazaar of Children’s Fashions, all of which would have a free tissue pattern, often for more than one item of clothing. The instructions covered two pages and the rest was pattern catalogue, adverts for other Weldon’s publications and conventional adverts aimed at women.

They did sell advertising space to other companies, but here are some Weldon’s ads in Weldon’s magazines, which will make you want to search out every flea markey and vintage fair till you find a copy! :

From Weldon’s Sixpenny Series issue 103 Styles for All with Larger Hips (this is mainly a pattern catalogue, as I said) has this advert for other Weldon’s things:

Weldon's Ladies' Sixpenny Series Advert thirties

1934 Weldon’s Sixpenny (6D) Series – No.87  All Day Frocks has this advert:

Weldon's Ladies' Sixpenny Series Advert thirties

Weldon’s Outsize Series which began in 1932 and the free sewing pattern had a bust of 42 inches. Here is a beautiful dress in an advert. Weldon's Ladies' Transfer Series Advert thirties

Finally from Issue 1 of Weldon’s Outsize, the four magazines you must not miss:Weldon's Ladies' Journal Advert thirties