It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since my first post on this blog. It’s always a pleasure to present my research on sewing patterns and meet fellow bloggers and readers who share my interest in the rich history of home sewing.
Over the past year, between research posts, I even managed to squeeze in some posts on my (sporadic) sewing: on an older project, my black tartan wedding dress, Vogue 1894; on a set of designer 1920s costumes inspired by True Blood; and my 1960s Yves Saint Laurent dress, Vogue 1556. And it was a true honour to be featured on We Sew Retro and in Vogue Patterns’ blog watch in my first year of blogging. I recently got some outstanding academic work off my desk and can’t wait to do more vintage sewing—particularly from my 1930s patterns. In the coming year I’m also looking forward to doing more research posts on designers and models, as well as sharing a surprise or two.
To celebrate my blogiversary I’m throwing my very first giveaway: one lucky reader will win a gift certificate of $25 CAD, good toward anything in the PatternVault Etsy shop.
To enter, just leave a comment below. The giveaway closes Saturday, July 14th at midnight EDT. The winner will be chosen at random and announced this Sunday, July 15th.