I was born in the 70’s so I remember high school in the 80’s. I remember my brothers’ fluoro board shorts worn with colour changing T-shirts – you know the ones that changed colour if you put your warm hands on them long enough? I had braces. I had BIG glasses. I wore hot pink to my semi-formal and royal blue to my formal. I’m sure I wore bright blue eyeshadow too. Oh yes… the memories.
I learnt to craft in the 80’s too. My mum was happy to teach me whatever she knew – and she knew heaps as a former Home Economics teacher: crochet, knitting, embroidery and more. I had to sew a pencil case at school, and I remember playing with Fimo modelling clay, plaster of paris and a knitting nancy. I made a hooked rug with a picture of an owl. My grandma tried to teach me macrame and fabric painting with Hobbytex. I’d love to show you some of these beauties but alas, they seem to have been lost over the years.
But the skills have mostly stayed with me. I still knit and crochet and stitch.
Back to the memories… I couldn’t find the photo of me with braces and huge glasses. It does exist, but it must be at Mum’s place. So here’s a photo of the hot pink semi-formal dress. Gotta love those huge sleeves! I’m sharing this for Liz’s Senior Hottie links. Go on… share your 80’s senior hottie pics.
Or tell me about your crafting in the 80’s. Do you remember macrame, knitting nancy and Hobbytex? Could you sew in high school?