Friday, 23 July 2010
Style - we had it! Or did we?
Couldn't resist picking these up this week just because it was a trip down memory lane. It was only when i got home that I realised I had bought my teenage years in sewing patterns.
I'm sure this is when dress lengths varied depending on your age! (Note the pre decimal price!)
Puffed sleeves and pretty. David Cassidy and Donny Osmond will have seen many a girl in these little dresses!
Very similar to my school summer dress...
Where the seventies started to go wrong I fear!
A little more sophisticated (not in my vocabulary at the time.) I was more of a Bolan girl myself!
No - by now I was in cheese cloth shirts and Jesus sandals...
Can anyone remember the name of these sleeves - are they caps and bat wings?
Ah - now you're talking - time for skirts with frills, and gathers, and layers and bits of lace attached to the bottom tier to look as if your petticoat was hanging down below your skirt. A Laura Ashley in every town and packets upon packets of patchwork pieces for £1 a pack - were those the days?
(Reminds me of the fabulous patchwork quilt I made from Laura Ashley pieces - over 1000 pieces all hand stitched with plain black add for a little contrast and definition. Looked fantastic. Until i washed it. The black wasn't lovely colourfast Laura Ashley. And it ran. And ran. And stained my pride and joy so it is no more.
But I have to confess that every time i see a bit of the fabric at the car boot I have to buy it - and my stash of 1970s LA fabric is growing again - so I may yet make another by hand. But without the added BLACK!)
Hope you're having some sunshine!