Ladies’ Home Journal, January 1949

This week's issue of Ladies' Home Journal is from January 1949! Check out that haircut! Major foreshadowing of the short haircuts and styles that would become hugely popular for women in the 1950's! This issue even has an advice column called "If You Ask Me" - by Eleanor Roosevelt! Amazing! There are some very hard-hitting … Continue reading Ladies’ Home Journal, January 1949

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Weirdness Break with The Beatles (and a 1970’s anti-drug PSA!)

Working on those 1970's short shorts I mentioned in my last post, while chilling out with The Beatles and listening to the Magical Mystery Tour album and just had to share this super weird video for Blue Jay Way with all of you. https://youtu.be/Coz0TmK2ZIg I love the absolute weirdness that came out of the 1960's … Continue reading Weirdness Break with The Beatles (and a 1970’s anti-drug PSA!)

Sewing Through the 1970’s: fabric and works in progress

I've been working on several 1970's garments using two of the 70's patterns I recently posted about. So Far I've completed a mock up of McCall's 3734, view A, and am nearly finished the shorts pattern from Simplicity 9487. On the weekend one of my sisters and I went fabric shopping and I picked up … Continue reading Sewing Through the 1970’s: fabric and works in progress

The Fashion Hall of Shame: A Public Service Announcement from The Pretty and the Kitsch

I have a few patterns from the 1980's and 1990's that have certainly more than earned a public shaming. These are patterns that fell into my lap, and not only will I never sew them, but I haven't even been able to give these things away. What on earth were people thinking in the 80's … Continue reading The Fashion Hall of Shame: A Public Service Announcement from The Pretty and the Kitsch