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Groovy Pillows

Pillows - coverPillows: Designs, Patterns, Projects
Johnson
1978

Submitter: It is a 1978 DIY guide for how to make groovy pillow designs with butterfly appliqués (among others).  The disturbing thing to me about this loser is that it sat for DECADES before it got pulled THIS MONTH.

Holly: Craft books go out of date so quickly!

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Like a Living Doll

Kids Clothes by Meredith Gladstone: A Sewing Book
Gladstone
1976

Submitter: I found this at my local library. I knew I had to send it to you. It’s just dreadfully outdated – who is circ’ing this book???  OK, me, but that was just so I could get a color scan to send you.  The pictures are very 70’s “kids jus’ bein’ kids” natural – which actually makes it look like a child psychology textbook or something. The trippy picture with the rabbit jacket – the kid is like, ‘dude, I can see right through my hand!’ The obligatory plaid pants picture.  And Gregory.  No words…  My only hesitation to send this to you is that those kids in the pictures are my age now.  I feel bad for them.

Holly: Wow.  What was Gregory’s mom thinking?  I’m sure someone will think of a reason why this book is a great idea for a public library, but I just don’t see it.  One or two good patterns do not make a book worthy of an inch of shelf space.

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