Vintage 60s Crocheted Fringed Granny Square Sweater Pattern

Crocheted Fringed Block Pullover Pattern – Finnfemme

This is a quick and easy crocheted Granny Square sweater pattern from the 1960s. I love the fringed detail and mod design. The perfect project for these cool autumnal days!

Happy Crocheting! ~Marilyn

Weldon’s Ladies’ Journal Vintage 1930s Frock Fashions

Weldon’s Ladies’ Journal, May 1937 ~ Finnfemme
Weldon’s Ladies’ Journal, May 1937, Frock Sewing Patterns ~ Finnfemme

Weldon’s Ladies’ Journal was a British women’s magazine that catered to the fashionable housewife, with its patterns for pretty frocks. This is the front and back covers of the magazine, with beautiful artwork. I am assuming that most home seamstresses were very skilled, as the “patterns” just show the layout of the pieces on the fabric, with sewing instructions. I didn’t see an actual pattern. Anyway, the dresses are so smart and chic in that gorgeous Art Deco way. The everyday housewife must have looked very elegant in these lovely frocks!

~Marilyn

The 1970s Boho Tampax Party

Tampax ad – Glamour May 1973 ~ Finnfemme

Tampax tampon ads have always had the potential personal disaster element to them. You never know what would happen if the event happened on the “wrong” day – horrors! The ads always showed women doing fun things – skiing, swimming, horseback riding – without a care in the world. I personally really like this ad because it shows off Boho 70s “party” wear. I wore this look back in 1973, and to a large extent still have the same style today. Old habits die hard!

~Marilyn

Mary Quant’s Jeepers Peepers Colour Makeup, 1973

Mary Quant Jeepers Peepers – Glamour May 1973 ~ Finnfemme

This is a rather subdued ad for Mary Quant’s supposed “contribution to a more colourful world”. I almost overlooked it when doing a perusal of my vintage magazines. I am confused because the company is Clark Jr, which I could find no information on – possibly associated with designer Ossie Clark? It doesn’t show Mary Quant’s packaging very well either; perhaps because it is bland and unexciting. The layout of the ad is strange, but apparently there were six new kits with three new colours. The new Jeepers Peepers colours: Red, White and Blue, Go Green, Tiddlypinks, Sugared Almonds, Boy Blue and Peanuts. Designed so you can use them together to tremendous effect, or solo and cool.

~Marilyn

Dior Vibrant Gel Eyeshadow Cremes, 1973

Christian Dior Eyes – Glamour May 1973 ~Finnfemme

Christian Dior eye makeup was quite intense, colorful and vibrant in 1973. It is reminiscent of Biba’s English “Dolly” look that was popular in the UK at the time. These Gel Eyeshadow Cremes came in six tender terrestrial shades: African Mauve, Egyptian Clay, Afghan Green, Indian Purple, China Blue, and Cypress Rose. So lovely!

~Marilyn

Farrah Fawcett’s Hair on Herbal Blossoms Shampoo, 1975

Farrah Fawcett for Wella Herbal Blossoms Shampoo ad – Mademoiselle April 1975 ~ Finnfemme

I think that model and actress Farrah Fawcett had the most magnificent hair EVER. So, of course, she scored many modeling contracts showcasing her mane in hair care advertisements of the 1970s.

Wella Herbal Blossoms shampoo seemed like a knockoff of the popular Clairol Herbal Essence shampoo. I really don’t remember it at all, but if it made my hair look like Farrah’s, I should have used it!

~Marilyn