1970s

Hi everyone! It’s been a minute. I had an exhibition with many of my dresses at a store in Chicago (my first solo show!) and overall just working on new projects. I designed, made, and wore this top to the opening of my dress exhibition! I whipped this baby up in about 3 hours, pattern [...]

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It’s been a rather nice weekend – warm and sunny 23 degrees which is lovely for Winter and hopefully and indicator of the next few months to come This new dress will be perfect for when the warmer weather arrives and I’m very excited to show it to you!

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Oh wow…. I just realized I never posted this! I’ve been working on quite a bit in the past month or so (making a total of 4 garments) and this is the first of the 4. This dress might look a little familiar… that’s because it’s a modern adaptation of a 60s Pierre Cardin dress! [...]

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I couldn’t wait to get home and get to work sewing this Barbie fabric I bought at the car boot sale. There wasn’t quite enough fabric to lay the pattern pieces out properly so I had to improvise and the print doesn’t match as well as I’d like it to it have done. The 1970 [...]

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Hi everyone! All your sewing projects are looking amazing! I’m working on an almost-done dress out of a vintage fabric from the late 60s/early 70s which is fantastically psychedelic/Peter Max-ish. The fabric is by Rosewood Fabric Inc. if anyone wants to dig deeper on it. I’m quite obsessed with the print! Hope it’s alright to [...]

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My brother was going to throw these military curtains away. They’d be hanging in his bedroom in our parental home since he was born in 1968. I knew they’d be the perfect bold print I needed for the 1970′s Butterick 5597 waistcoat pattern. Lined with emerald green Indian sari silk and some vintage frog fastenings [...]

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            I started Simplicity 8126 yesterday but due to sewing when I was tired had to take it all apart and start again today. I’ve really wanted a great wrap around skirt so I was excited for this one!     So today after picking apart the whole thing, I [...]

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I’m sure we’ve all seen those 1970′s patterns that imitate 1930′s and 1940′s lines, right?  Simplicity 6164, Simplicity 5844, Butterick 3174, Marian Martin 9327 . . . you get the picture.  Well, I decided it was time to turn the tables. Since I spent so much time and bother fitting 4727, I figure I might [...]

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First, some background. Four years ago, right after I got my sewing machine, but before I started really sewing, I attempted to make this dress, the one shown in blue. I did such a horribly sloppy job cutting it, the skirt was all I could save from the pattern. There were literally inches of fabric [...]

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Maxi dress made from vintage Simplicity pattern 9354 and some modern cotton batik thrifted for $4.00 at the Salvation Army, Clark’s retro style wedges, vintage crochet shawl, tribal fusion necklace made by me, Moroccan belt and “Ozzie” sunglasses. Really enjoyed chatting with everyone in my first post! I’m back with more 70s sewing projects. Some [...]

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