The eyes, flick of blond hair, shy smile―It's the splendid splinter, straight from London with the news to Stitch! So what are the news? You-hugging shapes! Skirts of all kinds! Men's stripes! Mad details like pockets, buttons, buckles! All yours, come fall, if you thread your needle now. So peek and pick in July.
A glittery belt, right, lightly clasps the waist of a sunny hammered satin stunner of Avisco rayon, Estron and nylon. Cohama; about $3 a yard. From McCall's pattern 8860. Lillian Barkow earrings. Snowflake stockings: Beautiful Bryans. These and the other Celini shoes are the latest fall frippery: tarnished silver!
Newest look, newest fabric! The dress: hugged tight to the midriff. The fabric: downy-rabbit hair knit, blended with wool and nylon, then bonded. Heller; about $5 a yard. From McCall's pattern 8887. Laguna earrings, Prestige net stockings, Sbicca shoes. Whats the newest party plan? Dresses like Twiggy's that hug at the waist, a little or a lot. Chevrons print a tent turned close-hugging dress with a tie that wraps, wraps, wraps. Of Orlon challis, about $3 a yard. By Stehli. McCall's pattern 8848. Earrings by Hattie Carnegie, Monet bracelet, stockings by Bonnie Doon, Cellini strap-topped shoes.
The London lass thinks tops are tops, likes skirts that pleat every which way! All of these are made from a single clever pattern: McCall's 8880. Pimento twill, far left, about $2 a yard, for a flicker of pleats buttoned over matching Danskin tights. The cropped blazer is a diamond print, about $3 a yard. Rosewood fabrics of bonded rayon and Celanese acetate. Betmar hat. Like a man's regimental-striped polo shirt: the T of Celara knit, about $4 a yard. Here it tucks into the buckled-on polo belt (the midriff look of your future) of a kick-pleated skirt of Bemberg rayon blend, about $3 a yard. Fabrics by Crown Fabrics. Richelieu earrings, Adler knee socks.
On loan: the stripes, the sleek-fitting fly front. The look: Twiggy, top to toe. A coat? A dress? It's an either/or in long, lean navy pinstripe wool and acrylic fiber(about $6 a yard) with the shock of blazing wool (about $5 a yard) for facings, the kerchief. Twiggy's hems? The highest. But she's always off-campus. For you? Top of the knee for class, that long-legged look elsewhere. Shift:McCall's pattern 8862. Fabrics by Stevens-Forstmann. Beautiful Bryans Swiss cheese stockings. Berets to knit, these and the following two pages: Coats & Clark.
Plaid pleats of wool loomed in America, about $6 a yard, kilted over gold shorts that match the high-pocketed top of bonded Acrilan jersey, about $3 a yard. Carletex Fabrics. The first three tops: Mc Calls pattern 8849. Tights by Danskin. Gold shirt, belted low down, is cotton and acetate twill, about $2.50 a yard. Boy-shirt of cotton challis, about $1.50 a yard: McCall's pattern 8609. Concord Fabrics. Napier ring, Sorella bag, Berkshire socks. Shoes by Sbicca.
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from Seventeen Magazine July 1967. All photographs by Carmen Schiavone.