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Channeling vintage chic with this timeless 1940s Victory Dress knitting pattern! Create a classic one-piece dress, entirely in stocking stitch, featuring a flattering cross-over front bodice. Embrace the vintage charm and craft your own iconic fashion piece.


Bust: 34 inches

Waist: 28 inches

Hips: 37 Inches


Original Yarn and needle size info: 

13 oz Capri in Eggshell

2 oz Capri of each in Blue and Red

No. 12 Knitting Needles (2.75 mm)

No 12 Knitting Needles Circular (2.75mm) 24 inches long

10 inch Zipper

1 yard 1" Wide Belting

2 yards ⅞ inch Corded Silk Ribbon to match each of the contrasting wool colours

1 - 1 ½ ich Buckle

1 Pair Shoulder Pads


8 stitches and 11 rows to 1 square inch


The original yarn may not be available due to the age of the pattern. Select yarn that is closest to the weight of the original yarn.


When reworking the pattern it is best to knit a tension swatch with your chosen yarn. To get the correct measurements, your tension must be the same as stated in the pattern.


Happy Knitting!


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1940s Victory Dress

  • You are buying a restored, recoloured and reformatted DIGITAL COPY of the original knitting pattern only. It is NOT the original pattern or finished product.

    Your PDF will be available to download once payment is confirmed.

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