Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Oh Sew Seventies!

I know the seventies had some really awful stuff.  (I know, I was there) but, they had some really great stuff too. I bought a new lot of patterns and this time a lot of them were from the seventies.  While my favorite eras are the 30's and 40's I thought these deserved a little recognition. 

What's most interesting to me about the seventies is how much diversity there was.  In the seventies the breadth and variety of fashion really exploded and I've got some great examples in these patterns.  

This is one of my favorites in the group. I really wish I could pull this off. I would feel so hip and chic wearing a dress like this. I love the mod look with the wide collar and the cute little pockets. 
I LOVE these pants. I really like the detail of the waistband and pockets. No reason at all these could not be worn today!
Now this is something I would have worn. Aren't these adorable. I love the whole look. 
Isn't this a terrific coat? I love the tailored cut and wide lapel. It's just so cool. 
Remember ponchos?  They made a comeback a few years ago, but this is from the first time they were cool.
I actually picked these up at two different sales, but the style is so similar.  My Mom called these cullotes. I'm not sure if that was the official name. What I called them was PITA.  Going to the bathroom required completely disrobing in one of these outfits.  Just make sure you go before you leave the house and DON'T drink anything.

25 comments:

  1. Cute! Not so much my style , but cute.

    -Tiffany with Will Write 4 Food
    http://tiffanywillwrite4food.blogspot.com

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  2. I remember those outfits... I was just a little girl but I remember my mom wearing outfits similar to those. In fact... I have one of her old ponchos sitting on the back of a chair in my living room as a throw lol!

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  3. OMG, I know I had that long dress in a blue floral print. My mother loved to sew...wonder what ever happened to all her patterns...hhhmmmm

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  4. Wheeee ... Granny Dresses!!!

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  5. I love the short dresses, but hate ponchos!!! What a great collection of pattern, are really cute

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  6. What a trip back in time. My mom used to make me clothes in the 70s - maybe even some of these. :)

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  7. Those are cute and don't seem "dated" like lot of other 70's clothes!

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  8. My mom made me some of those outfits way back when. Gotta love them.

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  9. How fun! I love the double breasted jackets!

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  10. Oh I am loving your blog and what you have to say.

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  11. It's coming back in a different way, right?

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  12. I love the dresses, the coats, and the cape!

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  13. Yes, I remember wearing some of those outfits!

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  14. LOL Granny dresses!! I don't really remember those times :)

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  15. LOL at having to get naked to go to the restroom. My mamaw called those really high waisted, long shorts "cullots". Thanks for the post.

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  16. omg I LOVE these patterns! I'm such a vintage nut. And your blog is totally cute.

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  17. Oh no do not want to go back there....great blog!

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  18. Awww... 70s... My kind of time.

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  19. Oooo, I LOVE some of those patterns! They're so cute! I guess the 70's wasn't so bad :)

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  20. i want those pants soooooooooooooo bad!!!!

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  21. Adorable! I've recently started hunting for vintage hat patterns and found tons of great things out there!

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  22. I love all of these. Good luck with the sewing. :)

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