Thursday, March 7, 2013

Scary Patterns: Applique of Doom Edition

 Some time in that dark fashion decade known as the 80s, some pattern designer at Simplicity created this jumper, dirndl skirt and simple jacket and decided that it needed appliques of animals. yes, you read that right: cows and pigs and kitties and flowers. On adult women's clothing. (Shudder)

And lest you think you could make these items without the cutesy-poo appliques, a sternly worded directive is on the pattern back that states:
 All garments are designed to be decorated with appliques as shown on front of envelope.
Was Simplicity prepared to send a roving band of Fashion Inspectors out into America, checking for cow and pig and kitten appliques?


Jane M said...

Ok, that was my laugh for the day. As I say to my younger friends...."but you had to have been there....." Yes, this really was something desirable.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh my. That cat situation on the right is priceless.