January 13, 2016 § 10 Comments
…this month marks the third time I’ve been featured in Vogue Patterns magazine. I’m the Star Blogger in the current issue, for February/March 2016.
Thanks to Daryl Brower for the lovely profile. The issue is on newsstands now; you can see a digital preview here.
November 29, 2015 § 5 Comments
During his early period as a fashion photographer, Richard Avedon (1923-2004) did some work for Simplicity, including the Fall-Winter 1950 issue of Simplicity Pattern Book:
The suit is Simplicity 3310, made in Botany flannels and worn with “[m]atching hat designed for Simplicity by Sally Victor,” Simplicity 3322.
Inside, the hat is shown photographed by Halley Erskine:
The back cover is a Botany ad, apparently from the same Avedon photo shoot:
I have a Canadian copy of Simplicity 3322 in the shop, printed with a special Chatelaine magazine logo:
For more on Sally Victor see my Mad Men-era millinery post.
July 11, 2015 § Leave a comment
I’ve been busy restocking the store with disco / American Hustle-style 1970s and ultra-rare 1920s Vogue patterns like this godet frock:
The sale runs through next Saturday, July 18th—25% off with coupon code YEARTHEFOURTH. Your purchase helps support the research on this blog.
May 28, 2015 § Leave a comment
To celebrate the four-year anniversary of my Etsy shop, I’m having a week-long sale: 25% off everything in the store—including new items like vintage YSL patterns and rare 1930s patterns.
To receive the discount, use the coupon code YEARTHEFOURTH. The sale runs from today, May 28th, until midnight EDT on Wednesday, June 3rd. Your purchase helps support the research on this blog.
July 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
The results of my random number generator are in! The lucky number is 20, and the winner of my blogiversary giveaway of a choice of 5 PatternVault e-booklets is:
Congratulations, Rachelle! I’ll send you an e-mail with the details on claiming your e-booklets.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway. Thanks especially for all of your kind regards, suggestions, and feedback! The most-mentioned favourite post types/topics were the designer histories and vintage hats and accessories. You can expect more pattern history and millinery in the coming months.
As a thank you to all of you, I’m having a flash sale in my Etsy shop through this Sunday, July 20th—25% off with coupon code YEARTHETHIRD.
July 11, 2014 § 36 Comments
To enter, leave a comment mentioning what you’d like to see more of on the blog. The giveaway closes Monday, July 14th at midnight EDT. The winner will be chosen at random and announced this Tuesday, July 15th.
May 28, 2014 § Leave a comment
To celebrate the three-year anniversary of my Etsy shop, I’m having a week-long sale: 25% off everything in the store—including new items and PDF e-booklets.
To receive the discount, use the coupon code YEARTHETHIRD. The sale runs from today, May 28th, until midnight EDT on Tuesday, June 3rd.