My mother was so talented at sewing that she could have sewn a car if she wanted. When she was young and working at I. Magnin in San Francisco, she and a friend used to try on clothes in the dressing room in their down time, sketch the designs and then make patterns from the sketches. I can't even wrap my mind around that.
That's a photo of her above. My sewing talent pretty much begins and ends at sewing a straight seam. But these patterns remind me of her and the photos I have of her wearing stylish clothes, many of which she made herself.
This journal's cover is an actual vintage sewing pattern envelope laminated to book board. The cover is lightly waxed, making it durable and waterproof. The inside pages are nice, heavyweight drawing pages and the signatures are wrapped with cardstock that's been pinked at the edges. The book opens flat, making it perfect for writing or drawing or sketching your own fashions.
If you'll be at Glitterfest on Saturday you'll see this book up close and personal, and it can be yours! I'll also be doing a free make and take there from 1:30 to 2:30. The project is a pretty little book that's sewn with vintage-esque seam binding and has a little surprise inside. Hope to see you there!