When I was sixteen (1973), this is the dress that I modeled for the annual Jackson County Dress Review. They chose me to go to the State Dress Revue in Madison, WI! You are judged on the choice of fabric, (I still love the print) the pattern style, the accessories and how it looked on you. I was thrilled to be chosen to go to the State Fair and model my garment several times throughout the week. That was where I saw The Carpenters in concert (huge Karen Carpenter fan!) and actually touched the limo that wisked them away after the concert!
|Patty & her boyfriend Phil|
The winter before I moved to Phoenix (1977) I made this patchwork denim jacket and matching vest, using old jeans that my dad and brothers wore on the farm. I was all about recycling even back then! I even sewed a Levi pocket on the back of the vest! It was always fun to see what I would find in that pocket after a night out with friends! (money, ticket stubs, bottle caps, candy wrappers!)
During this season of downsizing, reorganizing and rearranging rooms, oh and Tyler needing to get into the costume boxes, I came upon these garments. Sure took me down memory lane. Kinda wish I had saved some of the Prom dresses and Homecoming and Winter Carnival dresses that I made back then. Those styles are coming back you know.
They always do