Posts Categorized: Fashion

Yardley’s English Lavender: 1940s and Now

Yardley’s signature scent, English Lavender, has been around since 1873 when it was launched in England. It was popular during the Victorian era in England, and was imported to the USA in the 1880s where it also grew in popularity. This fabulous ad, from the October 1940 issue of Woman’s Home Companion magazine, shows a… Read more »

Knit a Vintage 60s Scandinavian Ski Sweater and Hat – Free Pattern

This is a stunning vintage 1967 knitting pattern for a Nordic ski sweater and cap. Knit this patterned pullover in the Scandinavian way: tubular to the shoulders on a circular needle. Method makes two-color knitting easy, eliminates purling back. Armholes are stitched and cut, sleeves are set in. Matching cap, sleeves are worked on double-pointed… Read more »