Needlework A-Go Go #14
As I've said before, needlework/craft leaflets are my favorite sources for vintage fashion. Why? Because your standard fashion magazines (i.e. Vogue, Cosmo, Glamour, etc.) were so polished and oh-so-fashionable. They weren't the sort of clothes your average person wore; whereas, these old leaflets showed real people, not airbrushed models photographed by famous avant garde photographers. Only old catalogs (i.e. Sears, JC Penny) and old family photographs offer a comparable vision of fashions past.
Anyway, enough jibba jabba. On with the vintage needlework!
I was recently in one of those hobby stores and happened to see a display rack of needlework magazines. I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of them were just as wonderfully amateur as they ever were. There was a line of Vanna White needlework leaflets that warmed my heart - it was so much akin to the leaflets of yore. I'm convinced, one day, many years from now, scans of those old Vanna needlework magazines will be posted on the Internet just as I'm doing here. (sniff - wiping tear from eye)
Sort of reminds me of a Dick Grayson and his young ward. They'll be changing into their form-fitting leotards soon. To the Batmobile!
Not a big fan of the 80s fashions, but I have to admit I kinda dig those shiny pants.
Is this sweater made of mulch?
She has a Loretta Switt vibe going here.
Never quite understood the crochet bathing suit trend. I can't help but wonder how they held up once they got wet.
Yeesh. Put some wood paneling in the background and it would look like a 70s porn mag.
Okay, maybe my mind is in the gutter after that last one, but this looks less like a crochet magazine than it does a porn magazine. "Golden Hands" would be a good title for one.
Ditto. See comment above.