Introduction + 1930s sewing comic

by PatternVault on October 19, 2011 · 5 comments

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Hi everyone, I’m Sarah, from Toronto, Canada, and I love to collect and research fashion ephemera (sewing patterns, advertising, catalogues). I’m especially interested in designer patterns as a resource for fashion history. When I have time I also sew; my (not-quite-vintage) wedding dress was recently pictured in Vogue Patterns magazine (see my scan here). Right now I’m working with a bunch of 1920s patterns for Halloween.

This summer I started a blog to share my research and sewing adventures. My most recent post features a 1930s comic strip advertising J.C. Penney’s fabric dept., called Sally Makes a Conquest.

JC Penney 1939 McCall comic strip advertising

You can find the full comic at the PatternVault blog.

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Katherine October 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Welcome, Sarah! You have the best wedding shoes I have ever seen! The whole setup is gorgeous – I’m off to read more.


Miss Managed October 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Some of my first fabric purchases were at Penney’s. Thanks for sharing!


Patrice October 20, 2011 at 10:04 am

Two gorgeous dresses…I’m so impressed!! Love the comic too. I ‘ll lick forward to more posts. Congratulations on your wedding!


Patrice October 20, 2011 at 10:06 am

Look! I meant I’ll look forward to new posts!


Sarah @ PatternVault October 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Thank you all! Katherine, I actually got the shoes first, then needed my dress to match them..


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