Thursday, February 24, 2011

Not Suitable for Chubby Girls.

Don't look at me, I didn't say it. McCall's did:
McCall's 8995
Now look closer:
This is McCall's 8995, a charming little dress and slip sewing pattern from the 1960's. The envelope blatantly states: "Not for Chubby Girls."
How crazy is that?!  Is this saving masses of chubby toddlers from making a crucial wardrobe mistake or just discriminating against baby fat! You don't walk into a Chanel and see a sign that says, "No fat chicks." Who the hell does McCall's think they are?
That's the end of my rant, sorry.


  1. Loved today's blog! It is totally a rant that I would make too!

  2. My how times have changed! Thank goodness. Love your site. I always get a kick out of it.

  3. They didn't used to pull any punches, did they?

    This is right up there with "pounds thinner" patterns sold in size bust 34. Unless maybe she's three feet tall, nobody with a bust 34 needs to look slimmer!

  4. I have a 50's pattern that says the same thing! Nuts!

  5. And that little girl looks like Betsy McCall, I used to love her paper dolls!