PDF Pattern for Pram Outfits for a boy and a girl ; dating from around 80 years ago
This pattern is probably pre-war as it describes the instructions as ‘Recipe’, a term much used in the 19th century. However, shortened abbreviations suggest a 20th century edit took place.
Fingering 3-ply of pre-1950s was much more like our present-day 4-ply fingering, and this could be used as a substitute.
Please note that I have re-typed the words at the start of Page 5 because the original text was so worn that it failed to scan. The remainder of the text has been sensitively enhanced and sharpened for easy reading.
This design was found in my late mother-in-law’s collection and as all her children were born before the outbreak of the Second World War, I do feel that this pattern is of this timescale. The elastic under the shoes indicates that this outfit was worn in a pram and not by a walking child. Children in the UK at that time were sat in big prams until around 2-years old, as folding pushchairs were not popular until the Fifties in the UK. Prams had a removable centre-board so that two children could sit facing each other with their feet in the well.
The jackets particularly are attractive and would still be a welcome garment today.