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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Fashion Rerun: The Fun and Funky 70's
What's hip, cool, and a blast from the past? This spring and summer we're seeing a return of designs from forty years ago. Wow...can it be that long? It seems like yesterday. If I still had the little knit dresses, peasant tops, and floppy hats, they'd be classified as vintage! These are the clothes that I loved to sew and I have the patterns to prove it.
Looking through my older patterns, I found quite a few that are exactly the same as those in stores right now. The only problem is, mine are size 7 or 9 junior. Modifying those to fit my current size 12 will be a challenge for the more detailed designs. The simpler ones should convert easily. Or maybe I'll sell a few vintage patterns and buy new ones to add to my collection.
It will be fun to wear the 70's styles again, at least some of them. I don't believe I can manage micro-mini skirts this time around.
Useful Notion: What goes around, comes around...in fashion, style, home décor, or life. Keep the best and discard the rest.
Remember that always dressing in understated good taste is the same as playing dead. -- Susan Catherine