Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Retro Wednesday 'coz everyday should be retro!!!

I want to welcome all my new followers : Mick, Thas Nifty, Keetha, SuKnitWitty, Cinnamon and Sass, JanJan, Jewelry Girl, Concrete'n' Primroses, Deborah, Patrice (Dahlin'). Welcome every one!!! I apologize for being a bad hostess...:(

I spotted some gems in LHJ 1941 (Ladie's Home Journal) that I wanted to share with you.

We all know that a lady had to be stylish even during the war...so it was natural to make one's hats....how nice of LHJ to give a lady some hat ideas and the pattern numbers...
I enlarged this one to give you a better view...My faves (funniest) are the second from left with the big flap in the back and the green crocheted number at right.
The red one with blue detail I call Inverted Robin Hood.


In this last pic they all look pretty standard to me except the pink one which looks like it's made with an old bath towel. I may not like the hats and I would look stupid in all of them, but I have to praise these very resourceful and couregeous women who could do anything with a needle and kept their family and their countries going during these very hard times.

Hats off to you Ladies!

7 comments:

Patrice said...

OMG, I just want to click my heels 3 times and go back to OZ....

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Whats with the hats with the hangy things down the back? Was that fashionable? Was it really?

Maureen said...

Even with their silly hats these ladies managed to look elegant. No small feat!

Mick said...

Simply amazing! And apparently the hats with the long flaps were meant to be worn with a "balero" jacket and a pair or "smart but stylish" pants....*screams my grandmother into my ear* haha

Keetha Broyles said...

Why, thank you ever so much for the public shout out!!!

How in the world have you been a "bad hostess???"

Methinks you're doing a fine job!

concretenprimroses said...

What fun!

I believe the crocheted pouch for your hair was called a "snood". Isn't that a fun word?
Kathy

Vonlipi said...

Mick, be sure to thank your grandma for the info! It's great to have input from someone who has seen those!

Kathy next time I see one I'll be able to call it by it's proper name...

Thanks every body for visiting and commenting! You made my rainy day fun!