PRETTY 1960’S SPRING INTO SUMMER DRESS ENSEMBLES OUR GRANDMOTHERS KNIT AT HOME

IMG_1482Ready for a big project?  These patterns from a true vintage McCall’s needlework magazine from 1962 are just what you need!

Aren’t they elegant and very lovely?  A handmade ensemble like this would be totally unique today.

When everyone tended to dress up a little more and women almost always wore dresses  or skirts, it was easy to glide from more casual activities to something more dressy without having to change an entire outfit.  Add a matching jacket or coat,  maybe change your shoes and accessories, comb your hair and touch up make-up and voila’ . . . . . . . . ..

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OUR GRANDMOTHERS AND THEIR MOMS AND GRANDMAS KNITTED SWEATERS ALL YEAR LONG!!

OUR GRANDMOTHERS AND THEIR MOMS AND GRANDMAS KNITTED SWEATERS ALL YEAR LONG!!.

BARBIES AND KENS FROM THE MID -1960’S – VINTAGE McCALL’S PATTERNS FOR HANDMADE ENSEMBLES

IMG_1402Anyone ever see these vintage dolls?  Very different from modern Barbies, and the clothing and accessory outfits made for them were astounding!  Full of details and all kinds of extra pieces.

Of course, handicrafters would get in on the trend, and grandma’s have always made clothing for their little grand-daughters’ dolls. Look at the pattern pieces – kind of like the sarong, which is nothing but a plain rectangle but can be wrapped into the most exotic and shapely dresses.

It’s kind of fun to see the mid-century styles on this fantasy icon – THE BARBIE-DOLL!!

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