Wanting to sew along with this month’s challenge of a pattern from the decade you were born, but don’t own any vintage patterns and not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up a few ideas for you of modern patterns inspired by different decades – all easily accessible for sewing with this month! 😉
1940s style was heavily influenced by the war years and subsequent fabric rationing. Trim skirts, fitted jackets, and slim dresses featured interesting style lines and often gathering detail. Tops and bodices were worn a little bit loose, before nipping in at the waist. Trousers and skirts sat at the natural waist, and knit tops ended just below the waist.
The 1950s were all about fit-and-flare dresses, circle skirts, fitted sweaters, and also pencil skirts and cigarette pants.
The 1960s covered everything from the fit-and-flare dresses of the late 1950s, through to the early mod styles of the late 1960s.
Bring on the boho era of the 1970s! Flared trousers, flowing dresses, corduroy, and summer lovin’.
The 1980s saw the rise of exercise gear as fashion. Bodysuits, fitted tees, oversized tees, sweatshirts, and knit fabrics everywhere. (Even better if made in neon!)
On to the 90s, where teen culture really took off! Clueless, Empire Records, cropped sweaters, mini skirts, denim, Nirvana, tiny floral prints, button-through dresses, combat boots – the 90’s had it all.
And there we have it – a quick round-up of patterns inspired by five decades! Which other modern patterns would you suggest for those years?