Today’s Fashion Moment is brought to you by The McCall’s Treasury of Needlecraft.
We inherited this book from my Grandma. It was published in 1955 and is a pattern book and resource guide for all kinds of needlecraft, including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, lacework, and more. It is a great book that offers a glimpse into what crafty ladies from the era were making. I sometimes think that so much of what women wore back then was store bought, or came from the famous fashion houses, when of course women were (and still are today!) replicating many of the trends of the day themselves, either because of cost or just creativity. It’s nice to see what everyday women were wearing.
If I could knit or crochet, I would own almost everything in this book in a heartbeat. However, since I don’t knit or crochet, I will have to content myself with just looking at the pictures. (And perhaps seeking out someone whom I can bribe to make me everything in this book.)
This book includes plenty of patterns for hats and accessories, and many of them are matching sets. Today I bring you hat pictures, but don’t worry! There are so many good images here, there will be definitely be future instalments!
So, without further ado, shall we take a peek inside?
A closer look at these two lovelies- the hats are nice, but look at that eyeliner!!! Gorgeous!!
Not sure how I feel about wearing a doily on my head. . . thoughts?
A Sequin Set, and Three Accessories That Glitter- add a bit of sparkle to your look!
I love that hat. . . crown . . cap? Whatever it is, I’m adding it to the list of projects now!
A Queen Amidala inspired look. . .
Put your money on the outside of your bag rather than inside it. . .
And let’s end on this sweet classic look with a lovely bag and hat combination. I really want to see the rest of the outfit. . . is that a shirt or a coat? I can’t tell!
So, which one caught your eye? Do you knit or crochet? Would you make any of these styles?