We visited a shop that's not on our usual route and I'm so glad we did. I came out with a full bag of bargains; the first being this 1970s leather jacket, which'll be ideal for spring. It reminds me of something that Mistress of Bass Guitar, Suzi Quatro would have worn back in the day, hence the title of this post.
|Suzi knew how the work the leather look to perfection|
Photo source: BBC
The shop's bookshelves were filled with a vast array of knitting and needlework books and stuff, which kept us occupied for a while. I delved deep and found a '70s sewing pattern that I can size down for Monkeychild and use towards my Vintage Pattern Pledge target:
I also came across a some great knitting and crochet patterns too:
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I really need to learn how to crochet as the black top above is gorgeous, especially with those deep cuffs and high waistband. Mind you, it took me nigh on twenty years to learn how to knit, which nicely leads me into my last buys, a selection of Rowan knitting books from the late 1980s/early '90s:
A friend of mine used to knit lots of lovely cardigans and jumpers from these books. I would borrow them to look through and can remember reading the Rowan No. 10 book which featured a then unknown Kate Moss, and wishing that I could knit the spotty cardie she was wearing.
But now as I have my own copy and can finally knit I'm thinking that its only right that I should knit it to bring things full circle at long last and fulfil that wish from years ago!