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Pregnant and Groovy

great expectations sewing for maternity dressingGreat Expectations
How to make 30 easy, fast, sexy, cheerful maternity outfits that let you feel like a woman as well as a mother-to-be
Adams and Madaras
1980

I have always thought that “cute” or “fashionable” maternity clothes was an oxymoron. This book proves my point. There was not a single design that even came close to a realistic choice for the average pregnant lady. Even if someone wanted to rock the earth mother hippie look, I doubt these designs would work. I won’t even try and guess how one would use a bathroom in under an hour with the example Dhoti pants. Maybe this could work as swim/beach cover ups rather than actual maternity clothes.

Mary

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Umbrellas: The More You Know

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A History of the Umbrella
Crawford
1970

Back in 2009 when we started this little dog and pony show, a few of the titles got lost in the shuffle between migrations and our own incompetence. This title has been on my “lost/broken” list for a while and now I am happy to re-post with new and better pictures.

This title is not necessarily awful for some libraries and probably would work in a deep collection on fashion accessories or design. Holly and I included it here because we always get a few laughs from titles that are so specific or on an esoteric subject. In my near 20 years in library service, I can confidently say that I have never had anyone ask for material about umbrellas. (They did ask if the library had umbrellas to lend.)

Mary

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Face Forward

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Face Fitness
Eastman and Julliard
1985

Guys, you need to take your skin care routine up to the next level! This book has all the steps to make you look your best. In under 200 pages, Eastman gives you the 411 on all the right steps keep those laugh lines from showing up too early. Break out a facial mask and get those pores under control. Remember, it is never too early to take care of your skin and hair.

Mary

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