I had to buy these this week ... discovered at my local op shop for 50 cents each. Both issues are from 1974 and are in pristine condition. The fashions are hilarious and I had a really good giggle flicking through the pages. Amongst all the retro fashions are actually some lovely patterns for motifs and afghan squares which I'd love to try. In the mosaic below there is a really sweet pattern that has been used for a potholder. I thought it would make a fab cushion. The red flower motif is great too - a retro version of the Japanese Flower?
I laughed myself silly when I saw this pattern though ...
I feel sorry for any poor child in the 70's who was forced to wear this outfit! Not only were they made to wear knitted flares, but they had to wear them in bright orange! Too funny.
Here are a few shots of other pics in the magazines. As much as I adore crochet, I don't think I'll be in a hurry to whip up a full length granny square skirt!!
4. How to 'flick' your fringe perfectly 5. Granny square full length skirt!
6. 'Jewel' blanket 7. Potholder 8. Cushions 9. Mustard coloured mat
Another little bargain - again only 50 cents each - these lovely vintage Vogue patterns. I would love, love, love to make the dress on the right. I truly adore this era. Boy it takes a lot of fabric though, and my sewing skills are probably not up to it!
I promised the lovely Pixie that I would show a close up shot of the gorgeous antique crochet rug I saw at the Museum of City and Sea recently. It has a few holes here and there but it has stood the test of time pretty well really!
It was the last day of term today so for the next two weeks I will have both little people home. I must admit, I'm quite looking forward to not having to get up and make lunchboxes every morning. We have the Easter break right in the middle of the holidays too which will be nice. Lots of good family time together. However I think my opportunities to whip out my crochet hook will be few and far between. I might have to set my alarm for early in the morning so I can get up and do some while it's quiet!
Have a lovely week.