Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September 1963 High Fashion Knits, Aprons, and Dresses for Girls

The cover article for the September 1963 issue of Woman's Day was on "new" knit dresses, suits and coats.
Cable Shift features one long cable, front and back; balance done in stockinette stitch. 
"As more and more women have discovered the marvel of knits, they have become as basic and indispensable as the proverbial little black dress."

Skirt quilt in a novelty ribbed stitch, set-in sleeves with button cuffs. Chanel checked quilt with 10% mohair.
Pleated shift in mohair and Orlon
Shetland and wool jacket dress; White wool dress with 10% mohair; Sweater dress of waffle stitched mohair.
Cobble tweedcoat of 100% wool with matching fringed scarf.
Sports coat of mohair and nubby tweed yarn. 
  It was about this time that my grandmother knit a suit.
My grandmother in her knit suit; Mom with the cigarette. 
Even aprons had gone 'high fashion'. "Bib aprons take on a new look with embroidery, appliqué, ribbons and buttons in a variety of colorful, washable fabrics ranging from organza to hopsacking.

 It was a time when even little girls were fashionably dressed.
Jumper dress with 'new low waisted look.' Simplicity 5133.
French Smock Simplicity 5045
Classic Alpine dress Simplicity 5132. Basque dress with Bertha collar, Simplicity 5137. 
A very elegant blouse.