Times Past: We're sensing a pattern here
From the Los Angeles Times archives: West magazine, April 9, 1972
In fashion, as Heidi Klum reminded us weekly, you're either in or you're out. One day you have a full-page ad in a magazine; another day you get buried in the closet while cheap clothes and busy lives make you as dated as the all-girl Home Ec class.
And now? Who knows. Maybe the craft and DIY craze will lead the sewing machine to a full-page comeback. Prices certainly help. Adjusted for inflation, that $189.95 price tag above would be $992.64 in 2010.
The price today of a Brother "Project Runway" sewing machine at Walmart: $135.
-- Joan Fantazia
Photo credit: Joan Fantazia. Archive source: Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens