Posts Categorized: Fashion

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

Crochet a Vintage 70s Stained Glass Granny Square Shell

This is such a pretty crochet pattern from Women’s Day Granny Square magazine, circa 1974. Unique stained glass shell, is an ingenious assemblage of fancy geometrics. Created by Barbara Schaeffler. Granny squares are making quite the fashion comeback, with designers like Dolce and Gabbana showing similar garments. Make your own designer statement by crocheting this… Read more »

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 »

Washing Clothes the Wartime Way with DUZ!

Laundry is eternal, even during wartime. This is a great vintage 1945 ad for DUZ laundry soap, on how wash all your clothes during those trying days. DUZ cleaned grimy overalls, dirty towels and pretty undies with equal ease. Women everywhere called DUZ a washday wonder! I like the suggestion to use just a little… Read more »