Let's wave at the pretend returned soldiers marching down my street!
Pattern: Patons and Baldwins 876
Size: Pattern was for 38 inch bust - my finished size was 39 inches.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport.
This pattern is super easy, but as you can't see the finished jumper in the picture you really have to trust the process. I was a bit stumped as to how the sleeve heads were supposed to look (confusing instructions that probably made sense to a 1940's knitter) so I just folded them into a box-head. I think it was right anyway.
Added more rows to the body as I wasn't sure what the row-gauge was meant to be (I think they were getting 9 rows per inch - I was getting 11).
Added a button closure to the neck as I felt the neck opening was a bit small for my big head.
Overall - I love it! The yarn is soft and a touch fuzzy, the 'V's look great and the box-head sleeves are pure 1940's styling.
It's probably not something I would knit again (it's pretty distinctive) but it was definitely an enjoyable knit.
Jumper - knit my me!
Skirt - repro, Simplicity 3688, 1940s suspender skirt without the suspenders.
Shoes - 1940's heels from VintiqueVixen on Etsy
Scarf - op-shop
Bracelet - Diva
Earrings - 1940's carved roses, Etsy
Brooch - 1940's novelty sailor brooch, Etsy
Lipstick - Besame 'Carmine'
Flag - vintage Red Ensign flag.
And thanks for the patience to those who asked for photos!