Saturday, January 5, 2008

Retro Knit Saturday!

I am still trying to get back into the knitting groove after all that Christmas sewing, but I am pround to report that I have turned the heel on the Trekking sock! Now I just have to get back to the knitting machine.

I am continuing our look at the Sears Designer Wardrobe from 1965 by designer Lois Holmes of California. The coat is called 'Lady Fair'. The photo shows a coat that is fully lined, but the directions gloss over this fact, only saying to hem the outer coat to the lining if a lining is used. Not too helpful. This is a classic design and goes well with the previously seen skirt and tops. The contrast color collar, cuffs, and buttons are especially nice.

The color-blocked pullover is called 'Cutenik Pullover', which the designer explains is a result of comments of 'oh, how cute' or 'oh, how beatnikish' in regards to this sweater. The sweater also appears on the back cover in another colorway.

The evening outfit uses the 'The Empress' top and a long evening skirt knit in matching yarn.

This evening jacket is called 'Bird of Paradise'. The designer says it can also be worn with the basic shell, skirt or evening skirt. I wonder what this jacket sold for in the boutiques?

The back cover shows some of the wardrobe items in different colors . My favorite garment is the Empress top with the crochet trim. I am accumulating a stash of leftover yarn in knitting worsted weight so these color-block sweaters are giving me ideas for using these yarns up.


mlstoddart said...

I saw your post for September 22 and fell in love with the hairpin lace top. If the pattern is in the public domain would you be willing to sell me a copy of it?

redpajamamama said...

The patterns are still under copyright so I can't print them or sell them. I can only show the pictures on the blog. If I didn't have the pattern, I would find a sewing pattern that was similar, trace it out on heavier paper without the seam allowances, make the hairpin lace and pin it to the paper to get the shape I wanted, then seam it together.