We've put together the ultimate resource guide to recreating the quintessential fashion favorites of the 1970s for your 18-inch doll such as American Girl®. For more inspiration, be sure to check out our style guide on 5 Spring Trends To Sew For Your Doll.
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We all know trends come in cycles, and suddenly the crop tops, scrunchies, or "mom jeans" of decades past are back in style once again. One fashion era that is always being reinterpreted by trendsetters of today is the style of the 1970s.
Key features that are so fun to play around with in design are:
Find the entire collection of 1970s Patterns For 18-inch Dolls on Pixie Faire.
The 1970s Color Palette
According to Pantone®, economic recession and eco-consciousness were top of mind during the '70s, and this influenced consumers taste in colors by drawing them to more muted, earthy tones. Similar colors have been popping up consistently across runways and trend reports over the last few seasons, as people today look for grounded and more minimalistic colors.
Sweet 70s Dress from Keepers Dolly Duds
Convergence Dress from DKinley Designs
All Occasion Dress from 123 Mulberry Street
Create a cute spring dress for your doll that channels a '70s vibe by choosing a pattern with classic details of the decade, like a wide pointed collar, or pick groovy fabrics and accessories to add '70s flare to a more versatile and classic dress pattern.
1970s Spring Separates
or be mixed-and-matched with other wardrobe staples to create more contemporary looks.
70s Spring Shoes and Accessories
1970s-inspired Pattern Hacks
Add a fun and frilly Bell Sleeve detail to your favorite t-shirt using this pattern hack of the T-shirt Variations Pattern from Liberty Jane Clothing.
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