Photographs of vintage fashion dolls wearing homemade knit fashions scanned from Virginia Lakin’s Petite Bazaar Knitting Book Three (1963).
If you live in the US or Canada and love it, you can buy this vintage booklet from me; or you can check eBay.
PS Keep an eye on Craft Scan Fridays for one or two of the patterns to be posted.
“Puffin or penguin?” I asked.
“Puffin,” he replied with nary a pause.
“That’s what I said!” I squealed.
“Although…” he began, pontificating on the origin of the word puffin (or was it penguin?) so before my eyes began to glaze over (I have been up all night, you know) I told him to go post his own blog.
It hardly seems fitting for Latin origins of animal species to be beside jokes about female bust lines.
Then again, there’s probably nothing right about joking about female bust lines.
But that shirt asked for it.
Fan of The New Krofft Supershow? Here’s the Whitman comic, #2. Front cover with photos is copyrighted 1977; but the title page is dated May 1978.
Inside, the comic stories feature Magic Mongo, Kaptain Kool & The Kongs, Bigfoot & Wildboy, and Wonderbug. Tons of retro ads.
If you live in the US or Canada, you can buy it from me for $9.99 (plus shipping) — or take your chances at eBay
Maybe you weren’t alive and kickin’ it in the 80’s, but I was and I can assure you, both as a chick and a shoe seller at that time, that these shoes would have been flying off store shelves. Nearly every girl (and a great number of the boys) had a big — over-sized with padded shoulders — flannel shirt with such a “plaid” on it. Usually it was a bright or neon color with black, but sometimes white, off white, and pastels were married to the black too. And these slouchy flats with granny-esque buttons would have been awesome, baby.
Just think of the possibilities… Wearing your purple & black flannel under an over-sized turquoise shaker-knit sweater over black leggings, belted even, with a pair of these hot pink booties! Ah, that’s how it was done, dears. So if you want to take your retro style to the max, get these. Frankie says, “Relax, they’re on sale for just $19.99.” Sale found via Shop It To Me.