1970s patterns are available to you in several different categories here at The Vintage Pattern Shop. Dresses, tops and blouses, trousers and skirts, jackets, hat and accessories, as well as swim wear and lingerie are all available to you in in our 1970 Vintage Sewing Patterns collection.
At the beginning of the 70s, sewing patterns followed a similar style prevalent in the 60s. Hippie styled clothing tended to follow the trend of being loose and flowing, using natural fibres and earthy vibes with clothing such as maxi dresses, shift dresses, tunics and ponchos. Peasant blouses, and tie die shirts were also popular, usually matched with a naturally inspired necklace made of rope, shell, feathers or fabric.
By the mid 70’s, vintage 1970s sewing patterns seemed to become more tailored and fitted, preferring A line styled dresses and skirts rather than the loose floaty styles, and more of the bell-bottomed fitted jeans and trousers, as opposed to the cotton styled harem pants that were previously popular. The mod fashion, popular in the 20s was making a revival with clothing such as shift dresses.
Once again, we can see that social change and political movements influenced the fashion industry of the times. The 1970s were a time of change for women’s rights and these liberation movements meant that more women were entering the general workplace, previously thought only to be a man’s domain. Vintage Sewing Patterns 1970s work clothing for women included men-fashion inspired pants suits, complete with tie and shirt. These patterns and styles set about trying to empower women, allowing them to compete in the business world.
Enjoy your tour through our collection of 1970s fashion, and remember that is you don’t find what your looking for this time, check out our newly listed patterns page next time you visit.