As soon as I saw the trailer for the 2008 WWII era movie The Edge of Love starring Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley, I recognized this cardigan! It seems to be an almost identical match; this movie has been all over the fashion pages in many magazines for its amazing period styling… And I have to say, it was quite a good film, too!
The set is called “Playmates“, and get this – it comes with a hood, cap and mitten pattern. The cable pattern makes it a bit different from the movie cardigan – instead of the leaf motif, it has more of a wishbone style cable which is really unique, but the placement and the overall effect is the same – what can I say, I simply adore this entire outfit!
The whole movie had just a fabulous feel to it, the costumes ranging from delightfully shabby-chic casual to full-on vintage glamor.
Over the last couple of years, I have sold dozens of copies of the Playmates pattern – and even received some photos of the finished product; Check out what the fabulously stylish vintage vixen Solanah did with it – she made a couple of modifications to fit her amazing frame – like shortening it and skipping out on the embroidery.
Now, I have to digress for a moment, because I cannot mention Solanah and not mention her fabulous wedding story; Apparently she scored a mint condition vintage 1940s lace wedding dress, complete with a matching veil and armlets for 75 cents! Not only that, but the dress fit like a glove. You can read the full article and the story of the 75 cent dress on the Rock n’ Roll Bride website, but here is a sneak peak at the photos for your enjoyment:
BTW, Solanah knit her sweater in Maple Syrup worsted 100% Peruvian wool. You can read her original blog post on her fabulous and highly recommended Vintage Vixen blog!
The complete Playmates pattern is available here.
Look out for a complete story on The Edge of Love and matching patterns from our Vintage Pattern Shop! Not to be missed…