Calico, calico - another of my favorite fabric patterns. I like it in all colors! But I admit to being partial to red and yellow:
Bright green is pretty, too:
And I like these stuffed ornaments I found at a thrift store:
The red below is a napkin, the pink is a remnant - I will always buy a pretty calico remnant from a thrift store!
Adorable - a red pig and a calico cat in yellow, to make with McCall's pattern #2187. You could probably find it on eBay:
And here's another Calico Cat (with the Gingham Dog!), from a 1973 Seventeen magazine:
More calico - even seam binding. The red is a huge valance that as free at a thrift store:
If you don't want cute animals, then I suppose you could make this funky angel or stuffed eggs. I don't think I want to.
But, oh, I DO like these dresses in calico jersey from a 1970 Seventeen Magazine. Both from "Charlie's Girls":
My friend Debbie had a red and yellow calico dress back in 1971:
And I had a yellow one! (I LOVED it- and I think I wore it until it fell apart!)
And I can tell you I wouldn't have minded owning this pretty ensemble from Jennifer Dale back then! (From 1970,also)
Three years later, in 1973 - Better Homes and Gardens had these patterns you could send for (from Burda Patterns of Germany), so that you could dress your little girl in calico, as well.
And calico is STILL popular, isn't it? Well, even if it isn't, I still love it anyway.