In 1961, if you were German and seamstressy and about to embark upon a lovely trip to the beach (Strand und See, sehr schön!), you’d be chuffed with the offerings of BEYER Mode Magazin.

Eagle-eye Moggy spotted these at Camberwell Market last weekend. We got two each. The pictures are amazing, the frocks charming, but the instructions are German or curt English and the pattern sheets are completely barmy. So, with the best of intentions, I doubt we’ll make much from them.  But look at the purdy pictures!