THE HOLLY HOBBIE CRAZE
I truly enjoyed sewing for my daughters. Sewing days were often crock pot or casserole dinners; it helped free up more time for sewing.
We had a lot of fun coming up with different outfits. The television show, “Little House on the Prairie,” was popular at that time and was an inspiration for some of the things we came up with. The Holly Hobbie craze was big too. We made a trip to the historical Virginia City, Nevada dressed in the Holly Hobbie outfits. My youngest daughter was in over-sized ego mode as strangers were asking if they could take photographs of them. An antique photography studio owner approached me and asked if she could purchase the outfits. I used Simplicity 5996. The sewing pattern consists of a dress, pinafore and bonnet. However, instead of elastic at the wrists, I made a band, buttoned cuff. There’s a similar pattern offered by Butterick; Butterick 3186
In a different vein, I used this photograph to help date Simplicity 447. The photograph was taken between 1934 and 1936. Styles didn’t change as often back in the day as they do now.
Until next blog…..