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Indie, Darling : Patterns With 70’s Flare

Sewing Patterns With 70's Flare - Indie, Darling by Helen's Closet

Isn’t it fun when decades of fashion come back around?  I love the 70’s vibe that is so popular right now and I have been wanting to sew some 70’s inspired clothes.  Check out my inspiration board on Pinterest and take a look at these awesome indie patterns!


Baste & Gather Birkin Flares

Birkin Flares by Baste + Gather – Intermediate
These flares are rapidly becoming a favourite pattern in the indie sewing community, they have a great shape and are impeccably drafted. 


Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans Flares

Ginger Jeans Flares by Closet Case Files – Intermediate
Since the success of the Gingers, Heather has released a flare expansion pack, so you can make your beloved Ginger jeans into flared beauties without having to fit a new jeans pattern – yay!


Named Clothing Astrid Wrap Pants

Astrid Wrap Pants & Shorts – Intermediate
These dramatic pants look so comfortable and simple to style.  I love the little wrap tie and belt loops.



Aster Top by Colette Patterns

Aster Top by Colette Patterns
This v-neck button up top is perfect for pairing with your flares.  I think it would be really cool to also do a flared sleeve on this design and give it more of a boho-chic look.  Check out this video for a tutorial on creating a flared sleeve.


True Bias Roscoe Blouse

Roscoe Blouse & Dress by True Bias – Advanced Beginner
This was one of the first patterns that came to mind when I was thinking about this round-up. It has long sleeves and a gathered hem band, as well as a peasant style neck tie.  I haven’t made this yet but it is definitely on my list!


Itch To Stich Hepburn Turtleneck

Hepburn Turtleneck by Itch to Stitch – Beginner
Pair any 70’s inspired bottom piece with this beautiful, classic turtleneck.  Make one in white, black, and a pop of colour so you have one to pair with any outfit!



Closet Case Files Sallie Jumpsuit

Sallie Jumpsuit – Beginner
How can we explore the 70’s style without jumpsuits!?  The Sallie is a comfortable, simple pattern that is very flattering.  Make a dramatic entrance with full length legs or keep it playfull with a romper version.


Marilla Walker Jumpsuit - Roberts Collection

Marilla Walker jumpsuit
I love the dress variation of this jumpsuit, it is just so cute!  I can see it being a go-to staple over any t-shirt in the summer time.


By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit

Holly Jumpsuit – By Hand London
This jumpsuit can be made as a short, romper version, or with a full length pant. The pants can also be sewn separately, and there are options for the bodice. This is one very versatile pattern!



Pauline Alice Rosari Skirt

Rosari Skirt by Pauline Alice – Intermediate
I absolutely adore this skirt, and it is an obvious frontrunner for getting that 70’s style.  Try it in corduroy or suede and pair it with a turtleneck.


Sew DIY Nita Wrap Skirt

Nita Wrap Skirt by Sew DIY – Advanced Beginner
This skirt is so fun to make and really comfortable to wear.  It would be so cute in denim and also works great in wool.


Deer + Doe Fumeterre Skirt

Fumeterre by Deer + Doe – Advanced
Get that truly bohemian look with a long, flowing skirt and simple, loose tank top.  Unbutton this pattern to show some leg and – of course – platform shoes!



Papercut Patterns Flutter Tunic

Flutter dress by Papercut Patterns – Beginner
When it comes to 70’s dresses, it be all about the sleeves.  I love the dramatic sleeves on the Flutter, paired with the simple shift-dress silhouette.  


Papercut Patterns Skipper Tunic

Skipper Tunic by Papercut Patterns – Intermediate
The Skipper Tunic has a great tie-front detail and is a perfect length for showing off some leg, or maybe even some cool tights!


True Bias Southport Dress

Southport Dress by True Bias  – Intermediate
Our dress collection wouldn’t be complete without a floor-dusting maxi dress, would it?  Make this pattern in a lightweight fabric with a bold print and pair it with a big hat and sunglasses – 70’s perfection.



Sew Caroline Florence Kimono

Kimono Jacket by Sew Caroline – Beginner
This pattern is a great, simple layering piece that works great in a bold print.  The best part is – you can add all sorts of fun trim!  Try fringe for a full-on 70’s vibe.


Lupin Jacket by Deer + Doe

Lupin Jacket by Deer + Doe – Advanced
If you are in need of a more protective layer, the Lupin jacket is a cute little sports bomber that would look incredible in denim, faux suede or leather.


That’s the 70’s pattern round-up!  Please feel free to add to the list in the comments below, I always love to hear about new patterns.

About the author


Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

3 Comments on “Indie, Darling : Patterns With 70’s Flare”

  1. Wow that’s a fab round up Helen! Great to see all the patterns in one post. I love all those patterns – oh if only I didn’t have to work and could sew full time

  2. Oh Helen, when I saw the first image of this post on my feed, I thought you had already made the new Astrid pants! Those are certainly on my list, as the closure is so brilliant. The new Lupin coat and Pauline Alice’s Rosary skirt are also very interesting. So many cute styles out there. Thanks for the round-up!

  3. It was certainly fun to see this runway riches of ’70’s style patterns out there and the materials and ways people are wearing them. Those jeans! What fun. I do remember the ’70’s (I was born in ’54) – bell bottoms, peasant blouses, long denim skirts (there was place in TO that used to take in old jeans and turn them into long skirts – of course I had one and wore it all the time!) maybe that will come back too!

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