4/8/14

Needlework A-Go Go #34


For you vintage fashion aficionados, I've scanned a couple Modern Needlecraft magazines.  Nothing particularly dazzling, but it's one more piece of vintage ephemera nearly lost to the traces of time.  Viva preservaci√≥n!


Modern Needlecraft  Spring 1970



This is Kay Campbell - easily the most photographed girl of the seventies and late sixties.... and I'm not exaggerating.  This girl wasn't in the big league magazines (Vogue, Cosmo, etc.) very often, but she was damn near everywhere else.  From JC Penney catalogs to Crocheting pamphlets - you were guaranteed to find a shot of Kay.  She deserves a Retrospace post of her own (In January 2011, I did a post trying to identify her - I kept seeing her, and not knowing her name was killing me.  Thankfully, that's been solved.  However, I've got hundreds more of Kay that need to see the light of day.  Stay tuned.)



Kay again.  I love these yarn dresses - basically see-through. Love to see these make a comeback.

  

A word of advice, ladies - skip the hats.  




"God Bless Our Pad".... classic.


She looks like she has a headache.  Somebody get this woman some Excedrin. 

Modern Needlecraft 1967 




In '67 things were still really classy.  There's still a strong trace of that Jackie Kennedy look to be found.  It wasn't long before the gloves came off and things got a bit more casual.





6 comments:

  1. That red, white, & blue 2-piece outfit is outasight.

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  2. Needlework-a-Go-GO are my faves, Gilligan! Keep 'em coming.

    In 1969 I had two crocheted dresses when I was 8 or so...one pink, one gold. Made by a very elderly client of my dad's. I hated them! My mother thought I was being ridiculous by refusing to wear them without a slip, which I didn't even have. She was utterly naive. "Oh who cares? No one's going to notice anything...you're only 8."

    So I hid them in the back of the upstairs hall closet and they weren't seen again until my parents cleaned everything out in preparation for a move in 1999. HA!

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  3. Mom had the first booklet on ponchos and made me the one on the bottom right, except it was pink and white! Loved it!

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  4. Mom had the first booklet on ponchos and made me the one on the bottom right, except it was pink and white! Loved it!

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  5. I love the needlework posts! I am a knitter so I love vintage patterns. I have a bin in my basement full of them from my Grandma. I can't part with them.

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  6. Gilligan, thank you so much. I was really needing a needlework fix. And I agree with you on the see-through, crochet dresses. It's amazing what seemed so risque back then is rather, well, low-key today.

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