In my hands I am holding the latest catalog from Nordstroms. The February 2008 mailing contains 108 pages of full color photographs. It amazes me the amount of money spent on mailing like this - the photo shoots, the design and layout of the catalog, the printing, and then the mailing...
But that's not the reason for my mention of the catalog. This issue has an insert - the top ten trends for spring - and here they are:
Trend 1 and 2 - the high-waisted trouser and the waist focused dress(Top ten trends can be viewed online also.)
70s inspired fashions
So what do these top ten trends have to do with 70s fashion? Not much actually. As I was flipping the pages looking for inspiration there were a few garments that reminded me of 70s patterns I had seen.
This Diane von Furstenberg tunic-inspired dress with removable belt in silk/nylon azure blue for a mere $325. If I wanted to sew on myself I would start with this vintage pattern - McCall's 6420, c. 1978 and adjust the length.
This Norma Kamali yellow Grecian dress with removal contrasting belt in lustrous Italian viscose rayon costs $350. This Simplicity Jiffy pattern - Simplicity 7169, c. 1975 - would be a good starting point.
Then there's the Mary Tyler Moore cardigan and dress from Tory Burch. The striped merino wool cardigan costs $250 and the sleeveless wool dress with ivory neckline detail is $395. To duplicate this look I'd start with another 70s pattern - Butterick 6077.
I guess I don't need to be shopping the pattern sales - I can shop my pattern collection instead.
Burda WOF Feb. 2008
Speaking of buying new patterns - I received a copy of the Burda WOF February 2008 issue the other day. I have a hard time finding it locally but was able to order a copy from Fashionista Fabrics. Excellent customer service by the way. I received an email confirming my order, the magazine shipped the next day, and there was a nice handwritten thank you note included in the order.
The first item I want to sew from this issue is a fantabulistic knit dress. It has a 70's cowl neckline but with a twist - a twist front drape at the waistline. (click here) I'm thinking bright turquoise for spring... Pin It