Vintage Knitting and Knitwear from the 1930s

Tea for Two Almost Done!

Well it’s been a long ride but as you can see I’m in the final stretch for Tea for Two:

As I metioned in my last post, I had intended to  use my knitting machine for the skirt, but the machine that I had wasn’t the right gauge.  So, I cast on my #2 circulars and trudged along.  Fortunately, I was able to locate a used knitting machine and ribber attachment in the right gauge and got them for a good price, along with some other goodies!  I will have it for the next skirt because I certainly don’t want to handknit another one of these babies, not anytime soon anyhow!

This outfit has definitely kept me occupied, but  there wasn’t any interesting progress to show.  I figured that posting pictures of my skirt in progress would be like posting pictures of a cake in various stages of baking.  Who cares, right?  In any case, my sincere apologies for my silence in the blogosphere.  Hopefully this update will make up for it.

The only bits I have left to do are the right sleeve, the casing for elastic in the skirt, the crocheted trim around the bottom of the skirt and neckline, and sewing on the buttons.  So my next post should come a lot sooner.

I should have this done in time for autumn.  I know that it’s a springtime look but since autumn in Arizona is just like spring, it should do nicely.

11 responses

  1. It’s looking lovely! And I’m full of admiration for your stamina … I’d never even dare start a whole skirt, lol!
    I’m looking forward to seeing the whole ensemble.

    September 11, 2011 at 1:52 am

  2. Gorgeous! I love the lacy openwork at the yoke and sleeves. Your patience in making that skirt astounds me.

    September 11, 2011 at 3:53 am

  3. It looks lovely! A full-length skirt on #2s is serious dedication; my hat is off to you! I do love the way the lace sleeve is looking, too… I’m sure you’re looking forward to the finish 🙂

    September 11, 2011 at 10:19 am

  4. Thank you for your encouraging comments!! The satisfaction of nearing the end makes the hard work worth it.

    September 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  5. Wow!!! I don’t think I would have had the patience to handknit a skirt. Bravo!!! One sleeve to go now so it should not be long. I can’t wait to see the final result…

    September 13, 2011 at 12:28 am

    • Thank you, Francoise! I didn’t think I had the patience either!

      September 14, 2011 at 9:40 am

  6. Niny

    may I ask what gauge is your machine (that works)? Many thanks!

    February 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  7. Hello. My machine is a standard gauge machine. It handles sport and fingering weight yarns.

    February 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

  8. You do amazing work! What a beautiful dress.

    April 20, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    • Thank you! I’ve sort of let this blog fall by the wayside lately. Got busy with other projects. Hopefully someday I will get back to knitting my way through vintage patterns.

      April 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm

  9. A little obsessed with 1930s style, I was thrilled to have come across this page! Was researching a stockinette dress (still not sure what it is…) and this appeared. I admire anyone who can put clothes together in this way. Wonderful, thanks!

    April 29, 2018 at 2:36 am

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