Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Fall 1975 Vogue Pattern Magazine

We're seeing a lot of 70's influences in Fall fashion this year, but what was Vogue Pattern Magazine showing in 1975? How about a bit of Bohemian peasant?

Two skirts - one worn over the other for a gypsy look. The striped overskirt is worked in wool challis with a decidedly ethnic feel. It is worn over a burgundy cotton skirt with a deep ruffle at the hem. A clever touch is seen in the use of a stripe cut from the challis and appliqued as a border at the hem of the ruffle. The shawl is worn here over the head, but you could also tie it around the waist for another layer. The peasant style blouse has puffed sleeves and a square neckline. The model also wears a wrap belt made from the burgundy cotton and a pile of bangle bracelets.

The skirts and shawl were made from Vogue pattern 9228, the blouse 9247, and the belt 9255. Here are the pattern sketches: