9/14/10

Needlework A Go-Go #8

The Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking (1972)

Paging through The Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking (1972), I couldn't help but be impressed with some of the fashion photos.  They're so....(what's the word)..... seventies. Not hideously awful, just really, really seventies.  That picture above should be in a frame hanging over my fireplace it's so damn awesome.

Check out the flamboyantly gay designer in the image below.  My God, could they have been more stereotypical? I'm not sure I've seen an overtly homosexual image in a needlework book before. Of course, he's more of a Paul Lynde kind of gay.... I thank that was okay back then.

The Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking (1972)


Here's a few more images from the book.  Enjoy.

The Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking (1972)


The Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking (1972)

The Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking (1972)

The Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking (1972)

The Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking (1972)

8 comments:

  1. The little girl in the Big Bird coat looks like she's about to punch the other one. The next lady is a Kossack on the march.

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  2. We still have a rocking chair like the one in the last photo

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  3. #2, it looks like Paul Lynde posed with Nico from the "Velvet Underground"
    #4 I kind of like those seventies knee-high boots.
    #5 Nice girl with the St. Lucia braids
    #6 Actually the clothes in that one doesn't look too different from the stuff we wear today. It's very classic and understated.
    #7 The weird gray stone in the middle of that woman's belt almost looks like it would give her magic powers.

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  4. Amanda, are you referring to "The Magic Belt of Poland" which is inscribed with mystical talismans which has been missing since the end of the Second World War? Yeah, I think that's it.

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  5. Apart from the 2 girls in coats that make them look like chickens, there is nothing in the rest of the pictures that is mock-worthy. Yes, they are seventies clothes, but they all look great.

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  6. Re: Picture #6: I had that exact same outfit as a kid! Always loved that giant safety pin on the skirt.

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  7. Back Then?????

    Have you SEEN "Will and Grace"????

    The "stereotype" is alive and well.

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  8. LOL gilligan. Yes, exactly. XD

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