Sunday, October 30, 2016

Great Looks To Button Up

Shelley with Shelley Smith in a spread for McCall's Needlework & Crafts, 1975

Shelley appeared on the cover as well as the pages of McCall's Needlework & Crafts, spring-summer 1975 issue. In the spread called "Great Looks To Button Up", she modeled three crocheted tops that closed with buttons. The Fluffy Blue, Dainty Flowers and Ribby Lines designs could be made by any reader and were great looks for that summer.

Shelley in the Dainty Flowers and Fluffy Blue designs

Fluffy Blue was a short-sleeved knitted cardigan with ribbed borders for subtle contrast. Shelley wore them with a scarf by Vera and McCall's pattern 3995 pants. Dainty Flowers was a knitted top with pencil-slim ribbing around the waistline, cuffs and shoulders. It had dainty floral details at selected places. Shelley wore them with a shirt by Right Time and Place Pants.

a closeup of Shelley wearing the Ribby Lines design

Ribby Lines was a "twinset" made up of a sleeveless U-neck and a V-neck cardigan - both trimmed in a darker color. Shelley wore them with McCall's pattern shirt (3550) and McCall's pattern pants (3996). And in all the tops, Shelley looked sensational.