It's The "All Girl" Look :
I'm assuming this picture must have been on the cover of one of those huge pattern books we used to love to sit and look through at The Quality Shop, our wonderful fabric shop that used to be on Main Street in Placerville.
How I wish I had color photos of the inside of that wonderful shop!
I miss it.
I had no idea such a thing as this even existed - a new poster featuring a 1960's pattern and my favorite models Colleen Corby, Lucy Angle and Shelley Hack!
Seriously; I bought it, brought it home, framed it and hung it on my wall.
There were one or two others, I think, that were similar. I couldn't buy them all, unfortunately. But I wanted to.
(Again - I don't always know all of the models, so if you know the name of the blonde, please fill me in!)
Here's the front of the pattern:
In fact, back in about 1966, when I was in elementary school, I got three new dresses from Sears catalog one year and one of them had a little matching purse that was similar to this one.
I remember being SO happy with my new dresses, because we didn't get a lot of new clothes.
And I WAS the youngest, so I got hand-me-downs.
Don't get me wrong, I was happy to have the hand-me-downs! I liked them! It's just that new was always nice.
Funny how times have changed - I seldom buy anything new these days. I'm thrilled to find very nice - and very reasonably priced - attire at thrift stores. I don't even WANT to pay the price for new retail merchandise. In fact, just last week I found two new-looking pairs of Coldwater Creek jeans in my size for $3.00 each.
(By the way, my poster may say 1968, but the pattern is absolutely dated 1967.)
Here's another version of the dress with the swingy little handbag:
My favorites are the rick rack-trimmed, long-sleeved aqua gingham, the blue print with the matching bag, and the bright floral with the bag.
Which one of the six versions seen on the pattern front do YOU like best?