Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Countdown #9:
Who on earth would wear this?

Tonight's frightful piece of Halloween Countdown ephemera is an illustration of the Mini Square dress from "Let's Crochet (Star Book No. 209)."

The 36-page magazine was published, probably some time in the late 1960s, by American Thread.

Did anyone (other than this Twiggy-esque model) ever wear this knitted outfit? In public?

How many people even made it, using the recommended skeins of Dawn-brand Olive, Peacock and Antique Gold knitting worsted?

And, after you get past the obvious problems of the dress being unattractive and looking like it would be rather uncomfortable to wear, here's my biggest issue:

How would it be even remotely possible to sit down while wearing this?


  1. This looks like my grandma's afghan. Belongs on the back of a couch! Ouch! Seriously.

  2. Making your own clothes was fairly common up till the early 1970s. It was a different world where families were closer and did these sorts of things. I can recall my mother dragging me into stores with so many colors of yarn, the ones you mention above don't surprise me. That was when the Doctors still made house calls - in other words, a long time ago.