Tag Archives: ’70s

Home Away from Home Dress

I made this dress while I was in California for a few weeks. We stayed at my parents’ house, and my mom has a sewing machine. It’s a Brother, which means that I fought with it the entire time. But at least I was able to produce a wearable garment using it…
I brought a couple sewing patterns with me. I used vintage Vogue 1046, pictured below, to make this dress. Continue reading

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Blue Diamond Dress

This dress began as a stretchy double knit tunic/mini dress. The print on this dress is what caught my eye. The tunic made me think of a tennis outfit from the 70s. I wasn’t into the 70s mini dress, so … Continue reading

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Green Keyhole Dress and Aracnophobia

The 70s will be making a plethora of appearances this week. Today’s project began looking like this. I don’t really know how else to describe the print except as a bunch of little keyholes. I love it! At first I … Continue reading

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Epiphany Blouse and Upcoming Projects for Reconstruction Challenge

BurdaStyle is hosting the Project Runway Remake Challenge, hosted by Rowena. It is based on the challenge from the first episode of this season’s Project Runway. Here’s the gist of the contest, from BurdaStyle: “On the first episode of this … Continue reading

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Cotton Candy Dress

The 70s are back. This time almost every fashion trend of the time is incarnate in one dress. OK, not quite, but it’s a doozy. Everything about this dress alludes to the 70s: the Grecian-style, the crinkly, accordion pleats, the … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Dress

Today’s piece was not in the picture from yesterday of all my thrift store treasures (It was hanging to dry after being laundered, and I forgot about it), but I did come across it on the same trip. I loved … Continue reading

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