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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Daintiness Counts

Whilst working through my vintage pattern collection for the perfect patterns for A Stitch In Time Vol II, I read this wonderful advert in the LUX knitting book 1939. Just why does the poor girl not click with the 'gallants'?

vintage advert 1939

If you are looking out for this magazine on ebay take care. There are more reproductions of it than the original. Here's the cover.

vintage knitting patterns 1939

Just make sure you read the information carefully before buying.

Next time you don't get asked to dance just remember the lucky nightmare.
for now
Ruby xxx


retroliving said...

Such a great cover I adore her dress.

VicJoRob said...

The ad must pre-date the censors. It gave me such a good laugh. I'm showing it to my teens. They'll see that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Anonymous said...

That advert is priceless!

Stephanie N said...

Hahahaha I know *I* am always concerned about my dates smelling my panties through my clothes when we're out *rolls eyes* ha ha ha ha I love old ads-they're always hilarious!