flummoxicated: (sewing)
This pattern (Simplicity 8125, from the 1960s) is a marvel of sewing pattern engineering. It's a reversible dress with a little capelet thingy! And the envelope claims there are only three main pieces to the pattern! So that must mean that the back flap / cape thing is a part of the dress! It's blowing my mind.

flummoxicated: (no good reason)
First, the colors make no sense.
Second - a bib? The feminist in me wants to deconstruct the heck out of this.
Third - Did I mention the colors are ugly?
Fourth - a bib? A built-in bib?

for messy eaters, a dress with a built-in bib for messy eaters, a dress with a built-in bib

flummoxicated: (do not want-JB)








the leisure suit - with shorts!  
the leisure suit - with shorts!

 

  • Pornstache!
  • shorts! And a sports jacket!
  • long socks with shorts!
  • Isn't that what British boys wear at prestigious prep schools?
  • I bet it's made out of itchy itchy polyester.
Did any man actually wear this look - I mean the shorts-long socks-jacket combo -  in the 1970s?

Checks Mix

Feb. 8th, 2008 05:03 pm
flummoxicated: (Calvin surreal)
1. Wide ties and lapels weren't just for men in the 1970s!

2. I think that's at least three different colors of checkered patterns in the upper left image - maybe four (I can't tell if the sleeves and tie are the same fabric).

3. A stripe, a pattern, AND checks in the lower right - wow.

4. The pattern promises a bonus lesson on "how to mix patterns", but judging from these pictures you won't learn to mix them with any degree of success.






all those patterns - what were they thinking? checks mix


flummoxicated: (sewing)
This dress is sort of cute, but the model is in such a funky pose - that and the length of her sleeves vs. the gloves and she looks way out of proportion, or at the very least uncomfortable.

funky pose funky pose

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