Thursday, May 17, 2012

Complete Costumes in Exciting Colors - 1961 Seattle Times

I love when I find things in patterns! This clipping was in a pattern that didn't look anything like this outfit, but you can tell tell the seamstress had good taste. And there's a good chance she was from Seattle.

This was "a Dorothy Neighbors Fashion Report" from January, 18, 1961. I grew up with the name Dorothy Neighbors in my local paper, the Seattle Times. It covered everything woman needed to know about fashion and food in Seattle. It was the nom de plume of Marilyn Kirkby, who wrote for the paper for 35 years.

We also have the illustrators name, Gerry Abbott,"For more than 20 years, Mrs. Abbot created the weekly feature "Seen in a Seattle Store" in the Seattle Times."

"The dress plus jacket costume by Maurice Rentner is in two textures of silk. The yoked, short-sleeve top is a cane-weave check.

"Three piece-suit-suit costume was designed by Carmel in light gold wool. The jacket lining matches the tie silk print blouse."

There is a wonderful article about Gorge Carmel at the Couture Allure blog.

1 comment:

  1. I know this was a long time ago, but the printing at the bottom looks like it could be Fredericks and Nelson, which would support your Seattle theory.