From my first visit to a thrift store as a teen, I saw all vintage fashion as a gateway to high fashion. I would look through my mom's 50s clothes put away in a trunk and repurpose my dad's old sharkskin suits. But the thing that started me down the path of saving vintage sewing patterns was on the day of my grandmother's estate sale. There in a pile of trash, was a shoe box of her old patterns that someone had tossed out. I was shocked, the fashion history and the art of sewing all wrapped up into a lovely envelope. Mail order aprons and 1940s war time dresses, I saw all the romance and beauty that time was ready to toss aside. Needless to say over the years I have pulled pattern boxes out of long forgotten piles to be tossed out. There are things that belong in land fills and trash bins....sewing patterns are not one of them!
- Born on April 12
- Joined February 7, 2008