The 1970s were an ugly decade. Let’s face it. There’s not much to root for. But for this week of Refashion Runway, we have to go there. Luckily, I have two advantages:
- I was born in 1970, so I have some first-hand memories of the decade’s style and values.
2. My husband is a pack rat and has been storing ugly 70s clothes in our attic closet since we moved into this house 18 years ago.
Let’s get going!
These bags held so many treasures it’s hard to know where to start.
Should it be the plaid pants?
How about the Anderson Little brand (read: cheap-ass) polyester double-knit sportcoats?
Note the demi lining (also poly, natch) – would not be able to stand a whole lining because in poly double knit you sweat. Like. A. Pig.
This leather shirt is actually beautifully made and possibly valuable as it came from Saks Fifth Avenue.
I played around with it, but regrettably there’s not much material to work with. I am going to see what it’s worth on the resale market.
And finally, the jackpot:
The color story of this paisley print creepily reminds me of my school picture from 1977. I have to use it! No excuses!
It’s a man’s shirt, so I will need to feminize it a bit. I have some lace and crochet trims to play with from these old pillowcases and curtains. And I am going to make a 70s style denim skirt from a pair of my husband’s old jeans.
So that’s the plan. The outfit is due Friday.
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