Vogue Pattern Book Centenary

Winter Fashions (Vogue 7884) illustration on the cover of a 1920s Vogue Pattern Book
Vogue Pattern Book, December–January 1924–25. Illustration: Harriet Meserole. Image: Pinterest.

Did you know? The first issue of Vogue Pattern Book was published in 1920, making 2020 the hundredth anniversary of Vogue Patterns Magazine. Bonus points if you know that the original title was Vogue Pattern Quarterly.

Happy new year, everyone! All the best for 2021.

Selvedge 95 / #McCalls150

Joy Ossai photographed by Reze Bonna in Marianne Fassler Spring/Summer 2018-19 on the cover of Selvedge Issue 95 – Heritage (July/August 2020)
Joy Ossai in Marianne Fassler, Selvedge Issue 95 – Heritage (July/August 2020) Photo: Reze Bonna. Image: Selvedge.

I’m pleased to announce that I’m among the contributors to the upcoming Heritage issue of Selvedge Magazine. My piece is called “Maison McCall,” and it’s about McCall’s interwar couturier patterns. Update: Read a preview of my article here.

Sarah Sheehan, "Maison McCall" with McCall 8524 dinner dress in Selvedge magazine 95 (July/August 2020)
“Maison McCall” in Selvedge 95 – Heritage (July/August 2020)

Did you know McCall’s shares its founding year with the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Both are celebrating their 150th anniversaries in 2020.

McCall Building, ca. 1905. Image: Museum of the City of New York.
Selvedge has both print and digital editions. Due to the coronavirus, this issue won’t be on newsstands, but it is available for pre-order. (Preview the Heritage issue here.) Selvedge 95 is out June 15th from selvedge.org.

Hope you enjoy the article!