Woman's Day-Shopping 1966 Style

Monday, February 9, 2009

In a recent post I showed you the cover of the February 1966 Woman's Day let's take a peek inside. mail. From wigs to fiberglass bedspreads, from cake decorating to personalized kitchen labels. The concept of mail order shopping has evolved to shopping on the internet. But whether it was ordered in 1966 or in 2009, the products still arrive via USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.

This is just one page of mail order shopping and I'll be sharing other mail order shopping pages in future posts.


Anonymous said...

There's another section in that Woman's Day Feb 1966 issue that I'm in need of a copy of. It has several fashion doll sweater patterns and is subtitled "Knit a wardrobe of sweaters for your favorite doll", some of the sweaters are being modeled by Ideal Tammy and Ted. I saw pics of the article on ebay, but the pattern directions aren't included. Can you help?

I'm also a bead aholic, nuts about beaded crochet and borocilicat beads.

Laurel in MN

Kitty from Perles and Life said...

Laurel, I hope you check this post as I cannot answer you any other way. I found the pictures of the sweaters on pages 10 and 12 of this issue. It refers you to page 88 where there is a form to send in with your 25 cents for the complete set of instructions for all 25 doll sweaters. They do nt mention that is for the Tammy and Ted Ideal dolls (which I did not know about)...I wa a Barbie gal, I guess.

You sent the request to Woman's Day, KDS 266, PO Box 1000, Greenwich, CT 06830.

I know this is probably not the answer you wanted to see. If you would like me to scan the two pages of pictures of the sweaters I will be happy to do that and send it to you but you need to give me your e-mail address. Send it to

I've tried beaded crochet and I can crochet doilies with no problem....add beads to the mix and it's like I never crocheted before. You're a very talented gal.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your response. The beaded crochet that I do "is" jewelry. I crochet the ropes (6-10 chain circle) single crocheted bringing up a bead with each stitch. You load up your beads in whatever pattern before you start crocheting. Not so easy with these post-mentalpausal eyes, but great fun!! Look up "Beaded Crochet Designs" by Ann Benson if you'd like a look.

Those pages are just what I need! Just wish the patterns were with the pics. Dang.

I would be so very thankful if you would send me those copies. I have copies, but a coupon was cut from the back of page 12. I'll email you my email address.

Thanks so much Kitty!

Best Regards,

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