Posts Categorized: Daily Life

Knit a Vintage 80s Fluffy Angora Sweater

Angora sweaters made a comeback in the 1980s big time. So soft, fluffy, furry and feminine! This beautiful knitting pattern is from the Fall 1980 edition of McCall’s Needlework & Crafts magazine. The gorgeous sweater is knit in stockinette, ribbed gently at cuffs. Elastic shapes the waist, gossamer ruffling trim throat, cuffs and off-center banding…. Read more »

Crochet a Vintage 70s Bubble-Stitch Dress (Modeled by Susan Dey)

This is a really groovy vintage 1970 crochet pattern for a bubble stitch dress. It’s modeled by the lovely Susan Dey, before her Partridge Family TV stint. The two-piece dress, in bubble stitch, half double crochet, has a slender skirt. Scallops trim scooped neck, sleeve, skirt edges. Easy to make! Instructions are below. Happy Crocheting!… Read more »

Crochet a Vintage 70s Boho Red and Black Shawl

Here’s a very dramatic vintage 1974 red and black shawl to crochet! The shawl consists of a series of motifs crocheted to each other on the last round, then edged and fringed. So beautiful, and perfect for fall and winter! Instructions are below: Happy crocheting! 😀 ~Marilyn

WWII Beauty: All it Takes is a Bar of Soap

Beauty routines were so much simpler in the 1940s. According to this Camay soap ad from the February 1945 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal magazine, you could have lovable, softer, smoother skin with just one cake of Camay! The glowing wartime bride, Mrs. William H. Geyer of Nutley, N.J., showed off her apparent skin care… Read more »