Posts Tagged: Vintage Clothing

Class of 1973 Flashback!

I graduated from high school in 1973, which means my 40th high school reunion is right around the corner (next week, actually). I’ve always felt that 1973 was right in between the eras of hippie and disco, but it did have its own vibe to it. I recently grabbed a bunch of Seventeen magazines from… Read more »

September Issues!

I’ve received the September 2013 issues of Vogue (902 pages), W (456 pages), and Harper’s Bazaar (600 pages) in the mail. Still waiting on Elle though! This is me walking in from the mailbox holding Vogue and W in all my suburban work-at-home glory. 🙂 It’s been an annual ritual, since I was thirteen or… Read more »

Those Fabulously Swell Vintage 1939 Shoes!

The shoes from the ’30s were incredibly stylish!  These ads, from May, 1939 feature the outrageously beautiful shoes that the average American ’30s woman had to chose from.  This Red Cross Shoes ad displays their “brilliantly designed” and “superbly tailored” shoes made for dress, sports and walking.  The artistic detailing of each shoe is amazing. … Read more »

Groovy 70s Crocheted Poncho and Lacy Flare Pants Pattern

This is about the grooviest crochet pattern I’ve run across!  Crocheted in cotton twine or knitting worsted yarn, the deep-pointed poncho is two straight pieces, sewn together.  Hip-snug lacy pants have an opaque pattern at top, drawstring waist, and flare slightly below knee. Out of sight, man! Download pattern here: Poncho and Pants Crochet Pattern… Read more »

Vintage 1970 Ribbon Dance Dress Crochet Pattern

This Ribbon Dance Dress from 1970 is really lovely.  It has almost a 1920’s Flapper look to it, which is perfect for the current Great Gatsby vibe in fashion.  The Ribbon dress, shown in vibrant pink, has a lowered waistline and flippy skirt.  A drawstring makes the top slightly blouson.  Shells are worked in rows… Read more »

Norma Jean Before Marilyn

I usually do a Marilyn Monroe post on our shared birthday, June 1st, but I decided to wait a couple days and look back on Marilyn before she was MARILYN. I have this wonderful book by Andre de Dienes, Marilyn – Mon Amour – The private album of Andre de Dienes, her preferred photographer.  In… Read more »