Posts Categorized: Vintage

Crochet a Vintage Mod 60s Coat – Free Pattern

Here is a really pretty vintage 1966 crochet pattern for a knee-length buttoned coat. I love the 3/4th length sleeves and collar, and its intricate airy design would be perfect for springtime wear. Instructions are below. Please click on photos to enlarge. ~Marilyn Check out Walmart’s great yarn selection (affiliate link): FREE 2-Day Shipping when… Read more »

Vintage 1940 Max Factor’s Hollywood Red Lipstick

Max Factor cosmetics was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1909 by Maksymilian Faktorwicz, a beautician from Poland. Max Factor specialized in movie makeup, and demonstrated the importance of custom, technical makeup application according to individual nuances and facial structure. He was originally satisfied to remain a specialized supplier to the film industry, but his… Read more »

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 »