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New Pattern Acquisitions Part 2

Part 1 Here Advance 7011 (1955) is another rare one that often gets up there in price when it does appear. I assume it has to do with the fact that it is both associated with Gloria Swanson and it is a rather lovely design. Most sellers and buyers don't really seem to understand what… Continue reading New Pattern Acquisitions Part 2

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New Pattern Acquisitions Part 1

I've obviously not been sewing thanks to being so busy with grad school, but every once in awhile I've picked up a new pattern. Since I don't have any sewing to post, I thought I'd at least share the new patterns with you. First is a one I never thought I'd own because it is… Continue reading New Pattern Acquisitions Part 1

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Guest Post for Newport Restoration Foundation Internship

Last summer, I did an internship at Rough Point (which is managed by Newport Restoration Foundation), the mansion that belonged to the heiress Doris Duke. I worked with a collection from her wardrobe from her Hawaiian estate, which was full of amazing early-mid 20th century swimwear and designer clothing (including Tina Leser, YSL, and Dior.)… Continue reading Guest Post for Newport Restoration Foundation Internship