Needlework A-Go Go #10: Christmas

The ugly knitted Christmas sweater was almost a cliche during the 1970s.  It was the gift that kept on giving (giving you psychological damage that is.  Teasing due to homemade clothing could be relentless). Back in the day, it wasn't at all uncommon to get some hand crafted clothing from your mom, aunt, or (gasp!) grandma.  Looking back, I think we should've been more appreciative of the hard work that went into making them.... as opposed to the thoughless gift card to Cosco we get today.

Anyway, I'd love to bombard you with dozens of yuletide crafting images that would shock and horrify you; however, that will have to wait for another day.  Today, I'd like to just hit you with a needlework mag from 1973 called Carefree Patterns from McCall's.  Happy Holidays!


  1. I kinda dig the girl with the big sunglasses. Even the dress isn't too bad, though in that color scheme she might look a little too much like one of Santa's naughty elves.

  2. To me she looks like one of Santa's spies. Would work in a 1960s James Bond Christmas movie.

  3. Seriously, you must go look at this photo. It will add another dimension to your post:


  4. You sure that's not 1983? Shiny cloth, wavy hair, etc.