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Lzeenya is my handle. Here are descriptions of attire for your next reunion. I have an extremely pale pink hand sewn dress--probably from the 50's. It doesn't have a waistline. I'm 5'10" and it comes to the middle of my knee. The top portion of the dress has a lace insert with flowers. The main fabric has a bit of a shine and "nubs" here and there in the fabric. There are short cap sleeves. It is in perfect condition--has been in a plastic bag for years. For your husband I have a 50's style sport jacket. The front is plain brown. The sleeves and back are a tiny brown check. There are solid brown cuffs on the two front pockets. If you're looking for something more casual I have early 70's wide leg bells covered with leather patches. I wore it with a crocheted multi colored sweater I designed. I have an odd wardrobe.
What fun! Thanks Lzeenya. The dress must be a "sheath", although a dressy one. I loved sheaths as they were easy to slip into and comfortable to wear due to no waistline, although many had belts to wear with, or not. The other thing I loved about them is that they were so easy to sew. I was able to buy expensive wool and whip one up in no time to wear to work. And with long necklaces they look great and very chic. How great it is that you have such height, 5'10". Wow. Any wardrobe style would look great with that stature. I'm 5'6"; correction, only 5'5" now. Thanks for the fun wardrobe!
Years ago, in the 70's I designed a sweater to crochet too. Unlike your success story, mine was not. The design and workmanship was great and crocheted in a houndstooth pattern with medium weight acrylic yarn. It was a long sleeve sweater with welt pockets (horizontal slits, not patch pockets) at the hip. The waistline was fitted, and the open front band was a contrasting color, as well as the cuff band and top of the welt pockets. The disaster was the color! I had chosen a gold/orange/rust varigated yard and a solid rust for the banded accents. Oh my goodness it was loud and garrish. I felt I shouldn't, wouldn't, couldn't wear it anywhere! It ended up wrapped in tissue and put in a sack. I don't know what happened to it over the years in storage. Maybe I'll find it in the attic while we do our downsizing! We're finding all kiinds of weird things, and some others that bring smiles, and some that bring tears. That sweater would bring an outburst of hilarity!
Thanks "L" for sharing your memories as they jogged mine as well.