This lovely ad card was published by The McCall Company in 1904. On the reverse it reminded home sewers that MCall patterns were “Stylish, reliable, perfect-fitting and easy to use.” Who could want more from a sewing pattern?
And now for the news…
* Have you ever wondered why McCall’s (who owns Vogue Patterns) does not just re-release some of those fantastic designer patterns of the past? They explain why on the McCall Pattern Company Blog.
* This was new to me: The Bonnie Cashin Digital Collection at UCLA. thanks to witness2fashion for the link
* Our clothes often send strong messages, as Chirlane McCray found out the hard way.
* Is it important that Joan Didion is appearing in Celine ads?
* And does it signal a new relationship between fashion and age?
* Fashion critic Cathy Horyn is back and at The Cut.
* If you are in need of a deep rabbit hole in which to fall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has provided one in the form of digitized vintage catalogues.
* Forever 21 is at it again with the copying. thanks to Christina for the link
On a more personal note, I see that I’ve (finally) gone over 700 WordPress followers. Thanks to all of you who follow, read, and comment, and who let me know I’m not here talking to myself. It is greatly appreciated.