Sarah Sheehan is a writer, fashion historian, and sewing industry observer. Following a PhD and postdoc at the University of Toronto, she launched the PatternVault blog in July 2011 with a series on Givenchy sewing patterns by Alexander McQueen. The blog aims to document and celebrate the rich history of home sewing, with a focus on the intersections between high fashion and the commercial pattern industry. (Other interests include costuming, needlework, and Game of Thrones.) Originally from Ottawa, she lives in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale.
For more, see the recent interview in Vogue Patterns / Sew Today magazine.