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My latest bright idea which could make me a fortune without much effort on my part:

80's jumpers. I have the greatest pattern book for easy 80's patterns. (And don't tell anyone, but some of them I still rather fancy myself.) Large chunky knit things. (and mrsbrown knows the book I'm talking about, because she knitted one from it which she still wears.)

I wonder if they'd actually sell...?

Probably not. And by the time that 80s stuff does, it'll be being churned out by the mile again anyway and cost virtually nothing.

Damnit. If there were a market for this sort of thing, I'm sure I'd be on my way to startling wealth.

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Back to wishing people would pay money just for the joy of seeing me smile. Or scowl, because I don't always feel like smiling.

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patentreporter
Aug. 6th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
I read an architectural magazine from the 80's the other day and the designers wife listed her profession as knit-wear designer. I laughed thinking that knit-wear designers of those lovely bold 80's jumpers must be rare indeed. I think the question must be asked "Where have all the happy clothes gone?"
splodgenoodles
Aug. 8th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
No don't ask that question, or they might come back! (Why yes, I do have a sense of ambivalence about my evil plan to make a fortune).

I'd be tempted to google her and see if/how she managed to transform when the fashions changed.

mishymoocow_2
Aug. 6th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'd probably pay some money for a smile. At least for a while, until I became complacent.
splodgenoodles
Aug. 8th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
See, and then I'd have to smile harder and harder just to get the same amount of money. It's all too much like work!
sjkasabi
Aug. 8th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)
I bought a shirt and two jumpers in Hunter Gatherer on Brunswick St on Friday, which I discovered after reading the arty labels is actually a Brotherhood of st Laurence brand. For arty purposes one assumes; it was a convincing vintage shop, not just an upmarket op shop (not that I don't love op shops upmarket or otherwise, and in fact the shirt I bought goes really well with the shoes I bought at the upmarket Red Cross op shop on Glenferrie Road... a while back now).

But the important point here is that Hunter Gatherer AND the other vintage shop I wandered into before my unexpected energy ran out both had 80s jumpers. I was planning to LJ about how I was relieved to find I still think they're ugly as sin. Though yes, there were always a few cute ones around back them...

So, you could probably sell them for [80s] vintage prices at least. That may not be enough to make a decent hourly rate of course. I believe even in the 80s they paid pieceworker grannies a pittance for the fashionable things they sold for a fortune. I mean, I never owned a true 80s jumper, because I could never afford one. Especially not one of the few I actually liked.
rj42
Aug. 9th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
80s Knits

Occasionally on eBay, knitting patterns will turn up for Dalek jumpers. Ossie Ostrich ones too. Haven't seen a Blakes 7 one though.
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