Monday, November 26, 2012

Holy Color Wheel, Batman!

 I was flipping through the pages of McCalls 1972 Spring-Summer Needlework & Craft Magazine when this wardrobe stopped me in my tracks so I had to share!
 I was a junior in High School in 1972 but I apparently missed this fashion-forward trend.

 I WANT that blue outfit.
 How much would you love to find THIS dress at the next estate sale!
 I'm pretty sure my mother would not have let me wear this one.
Love love love the striped vest!  Funny, I don't think I would have been brave enough to wear any of these in 1972 but I would love them now.
The magazine has the knit and crochet directions so let me know if you want to give any of these a try. Really.


Annette said...

I would have been in 8th grade and I don't remember these either, but I sure love them! Makes me wish I could knit or crochet.

Barbara said...

My wardrobe was pretty heavy on granny square vests at one point in my high school career, but thankfully, that's as far as it went. Horizontal stripes always are a bad idea (especially in brightly colored yarn!)

Into Vintage said...

I was a little (not much) young for these outfits back then but I had my own closetful of '70's 'classics,' a la grade school.

That granny square skirt looks like something Anthropolgie would be selling right now for several hundred dollars! Will you make me one please? :-)

vintage grey said...

Wow, these are definitely some outfits!! That dress is so neat!! I also like that skirt in the first photo, but I don't think my husband would let me walk out of the house in it! ;) xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

Wow crochet shorts? I love looking through these booklets. Granny square projects seem to be so popular now. I wonder if someone might love that granny square skirt. Fun to look at.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are wonderful! I'd hate to see what would happen if they got wet:-)
I was a junior in high school at the same time, but never wore anything quite this fashion forward. I should go through my yearbook to see if anyone is wearing those daring Hot Pants. Thanks for the memories.

Andy's Attic said...

OK, I was just out of college and don't remember those wild colors. However, I did wear the hot pants and the dresses that barely covered the rear end. And it was important to still be lady like!!

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh yeah this is bad! Smiles..Renee

Curtains in My Tree said...

Hi Kathy
I just flew home from Portland Oregon last night back at work this am
We stayed on the peninsula off Washington at Long Beach for the entire week
we was there for the 100 mile an hour wind also( hurricane ) I called it
My daughter and I was going to see the movie Lincoln as we drove from St Helen's into Portland and she said Mom you want to go downtown instead? Of course I said yes, we went to Powell book store and sur la table and anthopoligie they are right there together , then we had to head for Vernonia.
I love Portland.
There was so many places I wanted to go to , however my family had the entire 10 days planned out ( NO shopping) LOL so they thought



CATHY said...

what fun colorful outfits.....I like the blue one too!