Posts Tagged: Mod

Designer Mary Quant’s Booby Trap Collection, 1974

Mary Quant was a Mod London designer who took credit for the miniskirt and hotpants in the 1960s. In the 1970s, she expanded her clothing line to include cosmetics and household goods. This 1974 ad is for “Booby Traps”, which look to be a bra and panties set. Interestingly enough, there are elephant graphics strategically… Read more »

Rit DIY Tie-Dye Tights, 1970

Tie-Dyeing has been popular with the trendy DIY crowd since the late 1960s. This groovy ad from the September 1970 issue of Co-ed magazine shows how you can take plain white tights and tie-dye ’em with Rit Dye. Who loves the reptile revolution? Who digs the tie-dye explosion? You! ~Marilyn

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

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!… 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