A 60s party and Holiday Packing

I love a good party, especially if it involves dressing up. I have always taken childish pleasure at changing my appearance and of course if it were possible, I’d change hairstyles and hair colours on a regular basis too. So I was delighted when a friend of mine decided to throw a 60s party. Many weeks of angsting over outfits and whether they were authentic enough and affordable ensued. Of course I ran out of time and had to resort to my own resources. I delved around in some of my Mother’s crochet patterns. It had to be crochet – not enough time for anything else. After a few modifications, this is the outcome.


It’s a little mixed in style, the neckline and the skirt don’t necessarily come from the same part of the 60s but no-one I know is an expert anyway. In case you’re wondering, the photo doesn’t quite show it -it’s a slashed neckline.


It’s a little on the revealing side being short and relatively see through but modern flesh coloured “foundation garments” do a great job of protecting a girl’s modesty.


Had to resort to kitten heels in the end as I don’t own a pair of block flats and wore a pair of off-white tights with Mary Quant daisies on them. False eyelashes were of course liberally applied.

So does this have a 60s vibe?

All that remains is to ask – what projects do you take on holiday?

I’m totally undecided and don’t want to fill the little space in the suitcase with yarn that will just be brought back without being touched. I want to work on two crochet cushions and a pair of socks. But then I need to finish a hat, and a Christmas stocking too. I don’t think I should take them all as then I will feel really pressured about finishing everything and won’t have a proper break. But if I don’t take enough to do, I will feel I’m wasting time. Help!

Wish you all a great summer break – I’m off for mine.


About monsteryarns

I am a yarn enthusiast and knitter.
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12 Responses to A 60s party and Holiday Packing

  1. itwasjudith says:

    Is the blog host having issues at the moment? I don’t seem to be able to view the post and not even access the blog homepage

  2. lisagono says:

    Fantastic dress! This makes me want to pick up a crochet hook and try again! Are you flying away on holiday? I’ve never tried to take my knitting in carry-on and I’m curious about whether people usually are allowed or not…

    • monsteryarns says:

      I’ve knitted on flights recently without any problems. On a package flight I won’t take the risk though – not worth the hassle at the start of a holiday 🙂
      The dress was really easy and quick to make!

  3. Pearl says:

    Great dress! If I were going on holiday, I’d treat myself to a brand new cast-on 🙂 …something I could be reasonably sure of finishing during holiday time. That way, there’s only one project in my suitcase, there’s the novelty factor and the treat factor of the new yarn and needles!

  4. Awesome job! I love it. The colour is great too.

  5. lollyknits says:

    Dude, I NEED that dress. Wanna write up a pattern for it? (Also I totally want to see pics of you in it, your outfit sounds super cute!!)

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