Posts Categorized: Fashion

Vintage 1940 Elegant Modess Sanitary Napkins Ad

This charming Modess sanitary napkin ad is from the October 1940 issue of Woman’s Home Companion magazine. It was likely at the start of their long-running advertising campaign of using elegantly dressed models and subsequent “Modess…because” tag line. This ad uses “Soft as a fleecy cloud” caption, with emphasis put on the comfort and security… Read more »

Crochet a 1960s Mondrian Style Afghan Throw – Free Pattern

This is a fantastic vintage 1960s Mondrian style/stained-glass effect blanket to crochet! Afghan-stitch throw is worked on a giant-size hook with two strands of yarn. Five strips, each with six colors are joined for a stained-glass effect. Afghan has single crochet edge: 54″ x 62″. Instructions are below. Click on image to enlarge. ~Marilyn

Crochet a Vintage 60s Shell Skirt and Scarf – Free Pattern

Happy Valentine’s Day, dear friends! I thought I’d share this Pretty in Pink vintage 60s crochet pattern. Swinging skirt with rows of shells in graduating sizes is easy to work from waist down in single, double, triple crochet. Make the scarf to match. Instructions are below – enjoy! ~Marilyn