Patti Hansen Modeling Laura Ashley Design for McCall’s Patterns, 1975

Patti Hansen in Laura Ashley McCall’s Pattern 4749 – Mademoiselle October 1975 ~ Finnfemme

McCall’s sewing patterns had a line of Laura Ashley designs in the 1970s and 80s. I was a little surprised to see this 1975 ad because I remember Laura Ashley being very popular in the early 1980s. I guess McCall’s was ahead of the fashion trend.

This is a very folksy design, with a long pinafore apron over a calico maxi dress. Almost a Gunne Sax vibe. You could make it in Laura Ashley fabric from Cohama.

There is little doubt in my mind that the model is the lovely Patti Hansen. Patti was always a favorite model of mine back in the day. I could relate to her red hair, freckles, height, and being from a Nordic family of six kids! The difference being is that I didn’t marry a member of the Rolling Stones. 😀


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