Somewhere around the beginning of the last century we women escaped the tyranny of the corset and slipped into something a little more comfortable. I can't help wondering, when I look at these picture from one of my ancient magazines, just what on earth did we do with our waists. Somewhere in the 1950s & 60s we found them again and started squashing them up into the tightest belts we could bear, even getting back into corsets again for a few insane years. Oh, vanity thy name is Woman. Why do we do these things to ourselves? I wonder if these fashions would look the same on us if we wore them today? The scarf wrap is not unlike some of the patterns I've seen in todays knitting books and would probably be very comfy to wear. The patterns are here in the magazine but just listen to the list of materials required: For the dress, 5 large hanks "Anchor" Velveno, 4 balls "Anchor" Stranded Cotton, Knitting Pins, No.7. Knitting Needles, No. 12. The scarf wrap uses the same yarns but in smaller quantities. It was a different world back then. I can't even imagine what those yarns were. And what was the difference between knitting needles and pins? Signing off in confusion and wishing you all a blissful weekend. Bye for now until next time.