I am so incredibly grateful to Tasha at By Gum, By Golly for all the hard work she put into teaching us to resize vintage knitting patterns.
The instructions are in two parts: Part One here and Part Two here.
I have taken all the measurements using the instructions in Part One and am now ready to use them when needed to resize patterns during Adventures In Stitchcraft.
I think the most important thing I will need to remember is that I cannot get away without swatching! I am terrible when it comes to swatching; I just want to jump right in and start. Which is probably why I have recently only knit shawls or socks for myself - no fit problems there!
Tasha also has this series of blog posts on fitting a 1940s pullover.
Head on over - you will love Tasha's blog!
And some free 1930s knitting patterns from The Vintage Pattern Files. This is a wonderful source for free vintage patterns, from the 1800s to the 1970s.
Fancy some 1930s knitted underwear, anyone?!