Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fashion News 1971

closeups of Shelley from Simplicity Fashion News, January 1971

Shelley appeared on the pages of Simplicity Fashion News January 1971 issue. Simplicity Fashion News was a monthly pamphlet Simplicity came out with to showcase their latest patterns. The Simplicity Pattern Company had been manufacturing sewing patterns since 1927. They allowed fashionistas on the budget and sewing aficionados to create clothes in a reliable manner.

Shelley with Randi Oakes and Colleen Corby
in a spread for Simplicity Fashion News, January 1971

Shelley appeared in the spread called "Take A Short Cut To Dressing". It featured young fashions with mini hemlines. Shelley wore pattern number 9727, "a brief overblouse with Juliette sleeves" and a short flared skirt (that could also be sewn as shorts if preferred). Matching hose and pumps and a fun flowered turban finished her look. And Shelley looked like she was having a lot of fun in her outfit.

Shelley arm and arm with Colleen Corby
in another spread for Simplicity Fashion News, January 1971

Shelley appeared in another spread called "Top It Off With A New Jacket". It featured daytime or evening outfits that were enhanced with blazers, plain or in lively prints. Shelley wore patterns numbered 9718, 9610 and 9597 - a blouse, a single-breasted blazer and hip-huggers shorts. Her matching blouse and shorts were enhanced by her black and white animal-print blazer. Printed hose, matching pumps and a striking belt finished her look. Shelley looked to go from day to evening in her outfit.