|Stella MCartney, $1,220|
|Stella McCartney, $985|
|Frame Denim, $550|
|Dolce & Gabbana, $2,945|
This design influence certainly has not been lost in the blogosphere. There are a number of fashion bloggers I follow who have embraced the '70s influence - even to the point of using actual vintage patterns from the period in their sewing.
And yet, another '70s design element I've been noticing is patchwork. Those of you who watch "Empire" on Fox may recall Cookie Lyon wearing this Moschino patchwork denim jacket on the season 2 premier episode several weeks ago. I am a member of several Facebook sewing community groups and another member recently posted pictures of her version of this jacket.
(By the way...this baby sells for $3,867 on Moschino's website. Have I mentioned lately that I'm so glad I know how to sew?)
I've grown fond of this Calvin Klein silk mini and thought it could serve as inspiration for a DIY using knits which have seen better days. I like how the patchwork panels are similarly hued, which makes the design element subtle and elegant.
|Calvin Klein, $3,375|
I've even warmed up to these patchwork garments which are much bolder than the CK dress.
This patchwork poncho, however, is a real stretch for me. I don't know - it feels a little too busy.
And then, there is, in my opinion, the ridiculous! $925? Really?! One trip to The Salvation Army, and you have everything you need to copy this skirt for 10 bucks - TOPS!
|Junya Watanabe, $925|
So, what do you think of this 1970s design detail in current fashions? Do you plan to incorporate it in your fashion sewing? Please share - I'd love to read your thoughts.
P.S. Special thanks to Melanie Wise and Erica Bunker for allowing me to use their images in this blog post. They're both accomplished "sewists" so please go check out their work.