Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I'm Ba-ack with Adventures in Sewing...

After three weeks of trotting across the globe, visiting family and raiding antique shops as I go, I'm back in green, rainy, and magical Norway. I'm exhausted and fighting off some major jet lag and a shocking lack of sleep (toddlers should be banned from airplanes, no offense parents) so I'm going to keep this short and sweet.

In my growing collection of vintage pattern company flyers are some lovely glimpses of the sewing world's advice column equivalent (rotten sentence, I know, but I'm sleepy, so just go with it.)
These little articles were one page features called "Adventures in Sewing" by Marian Corey, author of the 1951 "McCall's Complete Book of Dressmaking".

Here is one from McCall's Style News, September 1947 edition. (you can find a pdf for the whole edition in my etsy shop).

My head is on backwards, but let's talk about marking our patterns, shall we?
Here is the text in a larger, more readable size:

Stay tuned for more yet to come, including another Mail Call post, and a sneak peak at the whole suitcase full of sewing loot I brought back with me.
And now, to sleep.


  1. Welcome back! Very much looking forward to your upcoming posts. Have a restful day.

  2. Welcome back! I hope you had a nice time.