Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Old Sewing & Crafting Magazines!

I'm in a local area facebook group where people give away things they no longer use. It's a great idea and everyday loads of things change owners because of it. So far I've collected some clothes and fabric and other things, but today I picked up the best ever - two bags of old sewing and crafting magazines!

There are eight Burda Magazines ranging from 1969 to 1992 and eight Neue Mode magazines, ranging from 1973 to 1981 (Both are German, but Swedish edition, so at least the sewing instructions are in a language I know.) And then there's about 20 different Crafting magazines (Handarbete in Swedish = Crafting), from between 1979 and 2000. Most of the magazines still have all their pattern sheets! Yay! And for me who absolutely adores the elegance of 1970's fashion (largely because it's quite like 1940's in style!), this was a great source! I just took a few pictures and made a collage from now, haven't even looked through half the stash yet.

I just love how these fashion photos can look so current and up to date, being from thirty-forty years ago! The fashion cycle is great! (And this is why I have such a hard time giving away clothes I'm not using, I know they will eventually come back in style!)


  1. That's so great that you got these--I bet it's fun to look through!

  2. The 70s styles are so glamourous! I bet the magazines are fascinating.