|Stitchcraft, March 1965|
He is clearly very proud of his new barometer, because he is next shown posing next to it - he has found a good place to hang it in their house. The cardigan is very smart - just the thing for weekend shopping in the mid sixties, with a knitted tie.
Later, they go to a drinks party, and he swaps his cardi outfit for a jacket, and a less casual shirt and tie, whereas she decides that the dress is smart enough for day-into-evening wear. (I think she should have added some jewellery though.) They appear to be swapping opinions on the other guests - not very sociable.
Given the fashions of the time, the dress seems to me a successful design. Although it now looks too long (to me anyway), the below-knee straight shift dress was very current in the mid-sixties - Mary Quant was only just beginning to introduce the mini-dress that we tend to think of as typical of the whole decade, and Stitchcraft readers would not have been trend-setters. I think Eve Sandford was quite justified in feeling proud of her achievement.