Bob Mackie Birthday Roundup!

McCall's 6576 by Bob Mackie (1979)
McCall’s 6576 by Bob Mackie (1979) Image: PatternVault shop.

Happy birthday to Bob Mackie, who turns 80 today!

Celebrate with some of my posts on Bob Mackie’s McCall’s patterns:

I Heart Disco: Bob Mackie for McCall’s

More Bob Mackie Patterns

Bonus: a photo of strapless swimsuit M7138

2 thoughts on “Bob Mackie Birthday Roundup!

  1. Great posts! I was a big fan of his patterns, along with a popular fabric of the time “Qiana”, which was a very shiny, slinky knit. So disco! I could never reconcile the sleek elegance of his regular designs with the over the top circus look of his famous costumes, but I suppose that is part of his genius.

    1. Thanks, Katrina! I was lucky to find some vintage Qiana a few years ago. I made a ’70s Givenchy dress with it (link). I’d been thinking of using the rest for the Bob Mackie jumpsuit. Decisions…

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