The next two or three weeks will be photos from vintage pattern magazines instead of finished hats. I've been working on getting my Dakota County Fair entries done and I'm traveling next week. This week I have the Afghan and Fashion Collection from Columbia-Minerva that was published in 1970. I am using one of these patterns to make an entry into the Dakota County Fair. Can you guess which one?
Here's the very green cover with their Sierra Vista Afghan and Sonora Vest and Headband.
Next up is the Estrella Peasant Dress that I think is adorable. The afghan is knitted and crocheted. I think the flowers in the background make this extra pretty.
I think these two dresses would be fashionable today. The first one is called Snowflake and the second one is Point Imperial. The photo sets are interesting. The Point Imperial dress looks very fancy with the hair done up but it's in front of what looks like a wagon.
These two are in very 1970s colors. I'm not sure what the statue in the background of the Marana jumper is. The Inspiration dress, beret and scarf is partially knitted and one way you can tell that this is an older photo is that the taped up thermostat is still in the photo. I think my photographer sister would find this pretty funny.
The red suit is called the Show Low Midi Suit. The gold outfit is called Old Basin Vest, Skirt and Cap. Both of these have some pretty awesome boots.
There are more photos than this but they are mostly afghans and less interesting than the clothing patterns.
Any guesses on which one of these I'm going to make for the Dakota County Fair?
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.