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.
You can find the full comic at the PatternVault blog.
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