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Mar 28, 2014

Friday Crossword Puzzle Apparel-PALOOZA!



Little did Miss Verna Lee Fisher suspect, when she posed in her clever crossword puzzle swimsuit and swimcap back in 1933, that she'd be part of a trend that would continue to....this very weekend!

I thought I'd come up with something original when I decided to make Michael a crossword puzzle shirt from a quilting cotton print, but boy was I wrong!

Behold a brief but comprehensive array of crossword apparel, from sneakers to headgear and everything in between.  And speaking of brief, yes, that's a crossword puzzle thong down below!










































Personally, I think Michael's shirt is going to top all of these and I hope when you see it you'll agree.  I am somewhat partial to the high-tops and the stockings, however. 

Readers, would you purchase/make/wear any of these?  (Have you already?)

Hope you're not feeling overwhelmed with crossword puzzle prints just yet -- the big reveal is coming soon.

Nighty-night, everybody!

15 comments:

  1. Michael simply must find the crossword high-top tennies to go with his new shirt. What a fun fabric!

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  2. A dear friend made a couple of those crossword dresses to wear to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, held every spring. You might enjoy her blog, www.dressaday.com!

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  3. I like the shoes and the pants in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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  4. I like the swimsuit and the high tops...not necessarily worn together though! Great jammies, too. :)

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  5. I do love the off the shoulder top ... hmmm, maybe spoonflower has something like this in a jersey

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  6. I second the motion (or 4th or 5th it or whatever) for the high top sneakers. And in general I think the over-scaled versions of the pattern (like the t-shirt under the endearingly dorky but a little too look-at-me hat) are more successful, or at least easier on the eyes.

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  7. Love the sneakers and the bow tie. Can't wait to see the completed shirt!

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  8. Okay, the baby onesie maybe, and Micheal's shirt will be fun because, basically, how often do the majority of guys get to wear anything fun? But as a woman over 50, you have to go unique and classy or full-on eccentric (or dowdy/preppy--don't get me started) and for now I'm shooting for classy.

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  9. I like the fact that some are "filled in", although I don't always relate to what they say...

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  10. I am now searching Ravelry for a pattern for that hat!

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  11. All I was able think about is Verna Lee's very tanned skin, and probably not from a bottle either! Hoping she didn't end up with skin cancer. I don't think they realized back then that the sun is not your friend. I'm waiting for the shirt reveal. The other examples won't be any better than what you making.

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  12. Et tu Barbie? As seen on a bumper sticker many moons ago, "that b*%#h truly does have everything!". Cute post today, Norma

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  13. I would totally wear that very first dress in the post! Why not have a bit of whimsey in your wardrobe!!

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  14. Yes, I'm recognising wonderful lexicographer Erin McKean's handiwork here from her Dress A Day blog. It's a little distressing that you don't give photo credits, Peter. Hope you'll consider doing something about that in future as folk could get tetchy about their intellectual property. Thanks.

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