Like most of you, I refuse to limit my fashion loves to a particular era. There are bits and pieces of each era that tickle my fancy, and the 70’s are no exception. Peasant blouses, dashiki tops, tunics, and prairie skirts are all on my faves list, so when I came across this pattern I just couldn’t resist!
It’s Simplicity 7441, unisex tunics circa 1976. I made two versions, both in my favorite ethnic dashiki print, one with a mandarin collar and the other with a slit neck. My lo-va-lee Mum was gracious enough to bling the white one for me with some glitter paint. (She would bling YOU if you sat still long enough! LOL!)
You may have noticed that many fashion designers have incorporated pieces inspired by the 70s in their Spring and Summer collections. I really don’t think styles ever go “in” and “out” of fashion, it just seems like whatever the top designers feel like showcasing is what the rest of the fashion world seems to follow ; >)
As for me, I follow the beat of my own drum. Yes, I draw TONS of inspiration from the latest runway looks, but in the end it’s what looks good on you and what makes you feel good, right? Right!