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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
1979 was a good year.

Lara's Library: Good Housekeeping New Complete Book of Needlecraft

My copy of the Good Housekeeping New Complete Book of Needlecraft was, as usual, purchased at a thrift store.

It has good, solid technique and clear illustrations. Some of the fashions, as you can see from the cover, are a bit dated, but still fun to look at.

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Ok, so maybe the striped sleeveless sweater isn't my style, but that adorable little cardigan and the green vest would both be very wearable, even over 30 years later.

Surprisingly, patterns for children and babies seem to stand the test of time better than those for adults and teenagers. I like all of the patterns shown on this page, for example.

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