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

Bubble-Stitch Crocheted Dress

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! 🙂

Marilyn

Crochet a Vintage 70s Boho Red and Black Shawl

Red and Black Crocheted 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 Rainbow Posy Flower Shawl

Pick a bouquet of rainbow-hued posies for this openwork shawl.

Perfect for autumn, this is an absolutely stunning dahlia flower shawl for you to crochet! Colorful rainbow flower motifs are joined together to make this beauty. Edged in long fringe. 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 sweater in striking colors of your choice. So fun! Instructions are below.

Happy Crocheting!

Marilyn

Vintage 70s Orange Coffee Braid with Marzipan Holiday Recipe

It might seem a bit odd to post a vintage 1970s Christmas recipe in July but this is in response to a reader’s request. She wanted to know if I had the recipe for a braided orange bread that was in “one of the winter issues of Seventeen magazine in the 70s”, that she had been searching for forever. As luck would have it, I went to my huge stack of Seventeen magazines and the December 1973 issue was on top. This issue had THE recipe! So here is the recipe in all its glory, and it certainly does look delicious!

Orange Coffee Braid

Why not make it in summertime…or anytime of year. Enjoy! 🙂

~Marilyn

WWII Beauty: All it Takes is a Bar of Soap

Camay Soap, February 1945

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 results.

I like the fact that the Camay Mild-Soap Diet emphasized cleansing without irritation. One minute, morning and night, is all it took. No fussing with astringents, toners, scrubs and masks. People have a lot of sensitive skin issues these days (myself included), and it’s wise to adopt a simple cleansing routine. I’ve done the same recently, and it really has made a big difference in my reactive skin.

~Marilyn