One can find all sorts of fun things at a thrift store. In my case, I found a coverless Bear Brand pattern book called Raglans for Boys and Girls – Sizes 4 to 14. It was Volume #80 from 1964, and sold for a whopping 85 cents new. Not only were there pictures of the products, but also instructions on how to make them.
“X+Y…Girl+Boy…Huh huh huh heheheh,,,”
I was immediately taken by the fact that these kid models were super-clean cut and not-cheesy. Oddly, some of the styles from nearly fifty years ago would go over well even now, in an environment where conservative dress is required.
Others aren’t so fortunate:
“Suzy? Can I have the rest of my dress now?”
The next picture shows how photo editing was done prior to have computers:
The boy was not part of the original picture; he was taped in behind the dog and next to the girl. If you look closely above her, you’ll see the cut line in a zig zag pattern with the bricks.
No photo editors required 🙂
“But Jenny, their tentacles are starting to push through my scalp and they burn…”
“Mom was right. It did shoot my eye out.”
As dawn breaks, she sings the praises of the Motherland…
“So…your sister’s ball is kinda bouncy…”
“But my gym teacher says I’ll be taller than you in six months…”
She has two weeks worth of her wardrobe lined up in an orderly fashion.
“Maggie, I spit on my hand…”