1967 was a fun year of fashion and had some really cute styles for teenagers.
“Confectionery Colors, this page, glow out to play all summer. Left: Trim T-shirt, about $8, crinkled over a ribbed A-liner, about $11. Center: Baby Beachdress, about $17. (See undercover notes on page 236.) Right: Swimsuit with its crinkle on the blouson side, about $18. Pakula earrings. All cotton fabrics by Halpern. Fashions are by Cole of California.”
The notes on page 236 were on what to wear underneath the spaghetti strapped dress.
My, how times have changed. Foundational garments, indeed.
Very often the tops that went with the hip-hugger skirts were ribbed knit material. I loved that look.
The mid-teen girls wore this style and I remember how cool they looked. I think I had one dress with the hip-hugger and wide belt look. And of course the baby doll style was quite popular in swimsuits, nightwear and dresses.
*Photograph and caption taken from the April 1967 issue of Seventeen Magazine.
As with yesterday’s post, this design seems better suited as an embroidery pattern. It was originally designed to be made from piped sugar icing, which seems like it would be such an extremely fragile display for all that work.
Designed by Clare McCanna.
[Taken from McCall’s Christmas Make-It Ideas magazine,vol. VI, 1963]
Today’s post is from another of the vintage Christmas magazines I bought at that great thrift store in Watertown, New York.
The directions are to make these ornaments from the craft-weight aluminum foil, but I think they might actually be more nicely done as embroidery on felt or muslin.
Design by Margreet Akkerman.
[Taken from McCalls’s Christmas Make-It Ideas magazine, vol. VI, 1963]
Please excuse the blurry edges – it’s very difficult to scan these old magazines. I flattened it as much as possible.
The images will clear up when enlarged twice. Click then click again.
[Taken from McCall’s Christmas Make-it Ideas Vol. VIII, 1965; by Antoinette Brinks]
Adoration of the Kings by Antoinette Brinks
This is an attractive, kind of mid-century Christmas decoration that I found in one of my magazines.
A few years ago when we were in Watertown, New York visiting our son and his family, he and I went to a really great thrift store downtown. It was messy, dust was everywhere. However – not only did they have fantastic bargains, they even had a free table – right out on the sidewalk!
I was thrilled to find lots of old craft magazines from the 1950s and 60s for only .50 each. Today’s post was in one of them.
This was before – way before – photocopiers. When a pattern required enlarging, one was supposed to mark off a grid, then draw the pattern off box by box, using the original as a guide. Therefore, it was possible to increase it to any desirable size.
But it was work.
Now, we just slap something on our home copier (something almost unheard of even into the 80s) and set the size for enlargement.
(The instructions look kind of blurry until you click on them for enlargement.)
[This project is taken from the 1965 McCall’s Christmas Make-it Ideas, Vol. VIII magazine.]
This tent dress by Jonathan Logan retailed for $21 (about $100 in 2011)and was also available in pink and blue. It’s very sweet and my favorite dress on this page.
Helena Rubenstein’s ad for their Lightworks line of makeup featured pastel tent dresses by Mam’selle, a division of Puritan Fashions.
Cute earrings; also very nice pearl collar on the blue one.
Spring of 1967, my mother made a pale blue lace tent dress for me, very similar to the lavender one in the above photo. Mine had a standup collar and slanted into the neck. We went to Maryland that summer and I wore the dress when we toured around Washington, D.C. If that sounds a bit formal, just remember that this was before people went everywhere in shorts, t-shirts and with their underwear showing.)
At that time, walking up the stairs in the Washington Monument was still allowed, so my brother-in-law and I did. Now I can’t imagine doing that because I’m really not fond of heights and it was very fatiguing. But I was 12 years old and who can tell an adolescent anything. Jim warned me that there would be no changing my mind half-way up because the elevator didn’t stop between the top and the bottom.
No sandals for me then – I was wearing stockings and a really cute pair of blue Mary Janes that matched my dress. About midway, I started carrying my shoes and I remember how ragged the feet of my stockings became. And how hot is was. D.C. is hot in the summer.
Can you imagine being a model and the photographer is requesting all kinds of weird movements and ugly angles? This is a really cute dress with a really odd pose. Looks like the cameraman was saying “Hai Karate!”
All of the above photos are from the May 1967 issue of Seventeen Magazine.
(And of course, Robbie Rivers is the Jr. Petite line from Bobbie Brooks.)
(It looks a little distorted because the original is oversized; the quality clears up when you click on the image.)
(Click on the image to enlarge – the words become legible.)
This page is from the February 1943 issue of Children’s Activities magazine. After working at Children’s Activities, Garry and Caroline Myers started Highlights for Children, then eventually bought C.A. The similarities are obvious – they are both high quality magazines with fun and educational activities.
I apologize for the quality of the scans. The magazine is oversized and won’t fit on my scanner so I had to take photographs and they aren’t perfect.
Every time we see a vintage Riviera, my husband always thinks about his Aunt Betty, who drove one out in Orange County, California.
No one in my neighborhood even owned a Buick.
The above photo is taken from the June 18, 1963 issue of LOOK magazine.
The magazine cost .25.
The car’s base price was $4,333 and with options ran up to $5,000 according to the Wikipedia article, which has some nice photos and the history of the car.
The average salary was $5,807 that year. Can you imagine buying a car that equaled your income?
For a list of other interesting facts and price about 1963, as well as a cool youtube video of Johnny Cash singing “Ring of Fire”, go here.
These are Gidget (the Sally Field television show) era fashions. Chambray and madras were hugely popular fashion fabrics. Also, this was the beginning of both the dropped/belted waist dress and empire waist. Very cool.
Colleen Corby and unknown model wearing outfits by Patty Woodard. Overtop about *$12. Pants about $9. Babushka (kerchief) about $3. Shift about $17.
Andrea Allred modeling the low belted cotton knit dress by Lansford Jr. Petites. About *$18. Echo scarf, Van Eli shoes. Stockings by Archer.
Susan Henning modeling the wool twill coat costume by Hallie Jr. About *$50. Adolfo Realites hat, bag by Lefcort, gloves by Wear-Right. Wools loomed in America.
Nanette Vest wearing a cotton chambray and madras trimmed outfit by Ladybug. Dress about *$18. Madras hat about $5. Sandor bangle, shoes by Bandolinos, stockings by Hanes.
Blue or red bleeding madras with gathered yoke, back zipper, lined, *$9.95. Blue, pink or yellow striped shift with white and ruffled, $8.50.
*Prices are about 5x what they were in 1965.
All photos are from the January 1965 edition of Seventeen magazine.
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