Posts Tagged: sweater

My Snazzy Vintage Seattle Sweater Find!

It was the morning of the Super Bowl (GO SEAHAWKS) and I had stopped into a local thrift store on the way home from church. Practically the first thing I saw was a heavy hand-knitted sweater with a shawl collar and front zipper. Hmm, I thought…these usually have a design on the back a la… Read more »

Those Funky 1971 Fashion Fads: Hot Pants and Knickers

1971 was the year for quirky clothing fads, however fleeting they may have been. A look through the August 1971 issue of Seventeen magazine proved my point, as it was teeming with all sorts of (AHEM!) interesting styles. Brights! Knits! Hot Pants! Maxi Dresses! Knickers! Funky Boots and Shoes! I am quite certain that these… Read more »

Vintage 70s White Angora

Angora sweaters are timeless. Fall is rapidly approaching, and it leads me to think I should probably get the stack of vintage white angora sweaters ready to sell. I’ve been collecting them over the summer, and the summer heat just doesn’t put me in the mood for washing angora. There is something about pure white… Read more »

Groovy 70s Granny Square Jacket Crochet Pattern

There seems to be a resurgence of the ubiquitous 70s crocheted granny square items lately!  I’ve notice several vintage hand-crocheted granny jackets being bid up to hundreds of dollars on eBay.  Here is a great crochet pattern from 1973 for a “Out-of-the-Blue” Jacket.  Multicolored squares edged in blue make a charming night-or-day cover up.  Triangular… Read more »

The Abominable 1973 Fuzzy Coat!

I love 70s clothing for the most part.   I spent the 70s in high school, college, traveling abroad, and first jobs, and loved the folksy, boho, disco vibe of the clothes.  But then there are some clothing items that stop me dead in my tracks and I shout “what the hell were they thinking?!”…. Read more »