Announcement CynicalGirlAnnex is closing her doors. I will be moving my inventory over to my main CynicalGirl shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynicalGirl). Please visit me there for fabulous vintage patterns for crafts, decor and clothing.
CynicalGirlAnnex is closing her doors. I will be moving my inventory over to my main CynicalGirl shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynicalGirl). Please visit me there for fabulous vintage patterns for crafts, decor and clothing.
wally58 on May 27, 2014
It is just what I needed....now to make it! Thanks
cheryl nicklos on Apr 1, 2014
JUST AWESOME IN EVERY WAY!
zombies by design on Jan 11, 2014
Super fast shipment so glad you had this in stock, thank you!!!
Making it Unique - Making it Vintage
I have always been fascinated with the process of creating sculptural form from a flat surface. Garments, with their tucks and folds, imposing dimension to enhance the figure, is to my mind one of the most amazing engineering feats known to women (and men). I have never studied draping or flat pattern design. Thank goodness sewing patterns take the guesswork out of clothing construction.
Since high school, in the 70's, I have been an avid collector of vintage housewares, furniture and clothing, with a special interest in Mid-Century Modernism. That period, that spans the 40's and 50's, brought forth designs that were elegant, dignified and what are now considered classic.
As quality vintage garments become harder to obtain, the patterns to recreate these fashions has not. What started as a search to repurchase some of my favorite patterns from the 60's and 70's, has become an obsession. After witnessing thrift shop workers dump boxes of patterns into a dumpster, I started my quest to rescue these icons of women's history one pattern at a time. I'm up to around 20,000 and going strong.
Besides rescuing patterns I am also an artist, avid gardener and conservator of nature, providing habitat for all manner of species that wander onto our little paradise in the middle of the cornfields.
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I am an artist, born and raised in Milwaukee, living in the middle of Iowa for the past 20+ years with my writer/designer husband on a secluded acreage with our collections of objects and animals both wild and tame.
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