Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cut-Up Quilts

Shelley in a fashion spread for Seventeen Says Make It, 1971

Shelley appeared on the pages of Seventeen Says Make It in 1971. The mag featured fashions anyone could make for themselves. In the spread called "Cut-Up Quilts", she modeled outfits made from quilted fabrics which were the hottest trend in fashion at that moment. "The word from London is that quilts are taking the town!" declared the mag. So from hotpants to jeans, the mag featured looks that could make anyone a newsmaker. The recommended Butterick patterns were also mentioned.

Shelley in Butterick pattern 5947 and 5749

Shelley wore Butterick pattern number 5947, a skinny and leggy pair of jeans, made in posh Valtex ribless cotton corduroy that had been quilted. With it, she wore a Henry Pollack sweater, a Valerie belt and a pair of Roberts shades. A pair of matching boots, a scarf and a bracelet finished her look. She was '70s chic. Shelley also wore Butterick pattern number 5749, a pair of hotpants, made in Ameritex quilted pow print. With it, she wore a matching ribbed boat neck top with long sleeves and leggings in the same color. A Collins of Texas belt and a pair of lace-up pumps finished her look. The outfit highlighted one of Shelley's best assets, her long and fabulously beautiful legs. And in both looks, she was a sensation.

closeups of Shelley from the spread