Oddly enough winter still hasn't fully arrived here in Lillehammer. I'd expect to be freezing my bum off by now, but currently the temperature seems to fluctuate between -4 to +6 Celsius. With luck I'll be able to knit up the woollen undies below before we hit the below 20's.
A little about vintage knitting patterns and sizing. The needle sizes in the pattern are old UK sizes. I am making my vest in a fine 3 ply alpaca yarn (Drops Alpaca), using 3.5 and 3 mm needles, to fit my current measurements of 43-33-41. The fabric really is very elastic, and I think you could use this yarn and needle sizes to comfortably fit 3 inches smaller or larger than mine. I am hoping to be approved for a breast reduction myself, so I figured if the top gets a little loose afterwards, I'll just undo the lacy bit and reknit it using a smaller needle. I'm knitting the vest in the round so I won't have to contend with seams if this should prove necessary. The original vest is also very long, 22 inches seams. Mine will be around 16 inches from underarm to bottom.