Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Made By A Fabricista: I'm Bringing the 70's Back, Missoni Style!


[Model is my daughter Mori]

I wasn't born in the 70's but I lived through it and fashion-wise I love that era. I love the bigness of the fashions, the maxi's, the big hair, the big sleeves, the big pant legs, just big fashions everywhere! The big bold prints and just the pure freedom of it all. Some of my fondest memories are of the dancers on The Soul Train dance show that I used to watch every Saturday afternoon! 



I'm going to be celebrating the 70's all month long over on my blog so make sure you stop by to see what I create 70's style with a modern twist. To get the show started, I decided that Missoni deserved some attention. The story of Missoni's now-legendary patterned knits of zigzags, waves, and stripes began in 1948 when founders Rosita and Ottavio (Tai) met. The first collection under the Missoni label in Milan was presented in 1958. Missoni reached the peak of its influence in the fashion world in the early 1970s. When you see these stripes it screams Missoni! 



These prints are on clearance so you better get yours now! Black & White  and the Orange stripe Missoni like print. [New arrival options HERE!] Keep your eye out on my blog for this orange print! 

I wanted to make a duster that my daughter could wear with jeans and a chunky heel. For this project I used the Margo Blouse by Blue Dot Patterns. This peasant blouse screams 70's. I added 12 inches in length to the blouse along with a bottom ruffle that touches the floor. I also opened the front under the yoke and added 3 inches to the sleeve length and about 6 more inches to the width. This duster has the look that I was going for and you could also pull off a Boho look with this same duster. The cool thing about this fabric is that you can use the salvage edge of this fabric as your hem, I was able to use the salvage for my sleeves and my ruffle at the bottom of the duster.


I used a zig-zag stitch to sew this knit fabric and my serger to finish it off.













Michelle @ That Black Chic
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19 comments:

  1. Lovely look - takes me back to my high school days.

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    1. I hope those were good memories?? I was a little munchkin in the 70's but I love the style.

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  2. Michelle! You ROCKED this look!!!!!! I LOVE IT!

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    1. Thanks Raqayyah! This is one I'm going to make for myself!

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  3. That is beautiful. I love the way you added on the length. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Cathy this was a fun easy-to-sew-project!

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  4. It looks like that fabric created a lot of dust while stitching. You make this duster look so glamorous!

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    1. Hahaha, you saw that? It sure did, I'm still cleaning up little dust bunnies near my machine!

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  5. Great to see this fabric in action! Thanks for your inspiring makes!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, that's the beautiful thing about seeing things people make. Sometimes they use fabrics that I skip right over and never consider until I've seen it in action.

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  6. You are my she-roe. I love Love Love Love Love your work!

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