Who knew that Good Housekeeping could be, well, so downright groovy? Good Housekeeping 768, 1967, is classified as a pattern for "Just-For-Fun-Clothes" -- but the fun covers a much larger range than I'd expect.
Let's start with the Shoulder Strap Shift. This image is EXACTLY what I'd imagine Good Housekeeping to consider "fun":
A demure shift. Cute. A sweet pose. And I bet her shoes match her earrings. Very GH -- I just wish the photo were in color!
But then...things get a little interesting. Check out the quasi-Amazon women modeling the Striped and Batwing Ponchos:
I suppose gladiator sandals demand a gladiator pose? This promises a different variety of fun -- namely, the "Honey, if you burn that steak, you're going to be punished" variety. Really, these two look like they stepped out of a Roger Corman biker movie to model for this pattern.
But the best picture is this one -- and boy, do I wish it was in color!
This is straight up late 60s groovy psychedelia! Those paisley swirls and multi-colored stripes (not to mention those sultry looks) are just an invitation to a little chemical induced vacation, don't you think? The women modeling the Beach Burnoose, Caftan and Toga are having fun in the Haight, not at the neighborhood BBQ.
Wow. I'm starting to think that my mother's Good Housekeeping would be much more entertaining than the one available today!