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New E-Pattern Day! Elsie- WWI Era Blouse



Somehow, in the midst of my crazy clothing line startup work, I’ve managed to get a new e-pattern finished!

From a vintage original, I have multisided this pattern to include sizes 32″-48″ bust.  You can find the new e-pattern here.







The clothing line is coming along quite well!  I can’t believe I forgot to post on my blog that we MET THE GOAL!!!  YIPPEE!!!!  So I’ve been working my little butt off getting things going.

If you pledged, I’ve been giving weekly updates via Kickstarter that should be arriving in your email inbox.  If you’ve missed them, you can go check them out here, on the Kickstarter updates.

Thanks  a bunch everyone!

This is It! Only a few hours left to support Wearing History on Kickstarter!


This is it!  We’re counting down the hours!!

Perks of pre-ordering and pledging:

  • Discounts on e-patterns 
  • Limited edition tote bags, only available for Kickstarter supporters
  • Discounts on garment packages 
  • Free shipping if you’re in the USA 
  • I pay sales tax if you’re located in California. 

Don’t forget to share with your friends before it’s too late, so they can get the pre-order and pledge rewards, too!


Click here to visit my Kickstarter and support!

Ending Today! Wearing History Clothing Kickstarter!

Just a reminder that my Kickstarter campaign ends today!!!

The original goal was met, but there are still much needed tools!

I received feedback for more sizing, so that means meeting our stretch goals so that can happen!

A reminder, here’s the stretch goals.  To make more sizing happen, we have to meet the stretch goals!



Today is the last day to make this happen!!!  There’s only hours left to pledge and support!!

Please help by sharing the Kickstarter link with your friends.  Help get the word out!

Click here to visit the Wearing History Clothing Kickstarter!



Help Me Understand Our Sizing Needs By Taking Our Survey!

Hi everyone!

Wow, as I post this there’s only about 50 hours to go!  We’re getting SO close to the end!

I still have high hopes that we might meet the stretch goals and add to sizing.

In anticipation of meeting our stretch goals, I’ve created a survey that will help me chose the best dress form for our needs. Please help me out by taking this survey to see what the average needs and descriptions are of our followers and supporters is. Thank you!

I NEED YOUR HELP THESE LAST FEW DAYS- Don’t forget, we still need to reach $19,000 for the dress form needed to expand Misses’ sizing, $23,000 the dress form needed to introduce plus sizes.  Please help me reach that goal so I can accommodate the needs in the vintage clothing community by offering future styles in sizes that will fit a greater variety of people.  Please help by getting the word out about my Kickstarter by sharing with your friends via email, blog posts, Facebook, twitter, or any other ways you can!




Time is Running Out to Support!


Oh my!  The Kickstarter counter is down to hours!  Just 52 hours left to support me and help get tools that are much needed to expand the sizing for the next run of clothing!


We’re a little over $2,000 away from the first stretch goal.  I’m biting my fingernails!  I really hope we make it so I can accommodate more sizing with the next designs!


Don’t forget to pledge!  You can get limited edition tote bags in a design that is unique to the Kickstarter!  Outside pockets, a snap at center of the bag, and cute patriotic red, which and blue stripes!


Pre-ordering means you get discounts on any garments made with our signature print!  These are limited editions, so make sure you grab yours now at a discount!

Other reasons to pledge:

  • E-pattern discounts
  • Limited edition tote bags (while supplies last)
  • Discounts on all the signature print garments
  • Discounts on garment packages
  • Knowing you support independent design and business
  • Supporting us supports local business
  • Meeting the stretch goals means more sizes get made in the future

Please help us out!  Just a few days left!  ALL funds raised through Kickstarter will be going to business expenses and tools needed!!




Pre-Order NOW for Discounts! 3 DAYS LEFT! Plus a Fabric Update!

Hello everyone!

I have an announcement about the custom printed and custom dyed fabric we are using for the Scarf/Turban, the Norma Jean Blouse, and the Maisie Dress.



(Norma Jean blouse.  Pre-order via Kickstarter for $96.  Retails for $99.50)

After intense product testing, I have made the decision to upgrade the fabric from Rayon Challis to a Tencel fabric (previously classified as a type or rayon).  Because I want these to be the best they can be, I have tested several samples from several fabric distributors to find one of better quality that will still give the look of a vintage garment.  After testing, the rayon challis pilled too easily and I did not feel happy in the quality.  The new fabric has so many benefits, both ecologically and performance wise, that it is a much better decision for these garments.

IMG_3561s(Maisie Dress.  Pre-Order via Kickstarter for $200.  Retails for $225)


THIS MEANS THE KICKSTARTER PRICES ARE DISCOUNTED FROM THE NEW PRICES ON MY WEBSITE.  Only 3 days left to get the items at a discount if you want one of these garments!

Tencel (also called Lyocell) is best described in this quote from Wikipedia:  “The US Federal Trade Commission defines Lyocell as a fiber ‘composed of cellulose precipitated from an organic solution in which no substitution of the hydroxyl groups takes place and no chemical intermediates are formed’. It classifies the fiber as a sub-category of rayon.[”



(Scarf/Turban.  Pre-Order for $35 via Kickstarter.  Retails for $40)

Here’s other reasons why this fabric is superior to standard rayon:

Environmentally friendly.  Rayon has been historically very hard on the environment, both in the way the trees are harvested for it’s production, and the byproduct in terms of waste of production.  Lyocell is made from farmed trees and has almost no byproduct that is harmful to the environment. It’s called “closed loop processing”.  It is classified as “eco-friendly”

Stronger when wet or dry than rayon, but with the nice drape we love from rayon fabric.

More wrinkle resistant than rayon.

Tighter weave than rayon challis.

Closer to “cold” vintage rayon hand than modern rayon.

Tencel is very breathable and moisture wicking, which means it’s good for dancing.

Of course, all these benefits come with an increase in actual fabric cost (the tencel is 2x as much per yard as rayon challis), but the pre-order price of the Kickstarter for the garments that include this custom fabric will NOT be changed.  Your orders are all intact and the price will not deviate from what you pledged for.  Plus, the quality difference makes this change worthwhile to me, and I want to make sure you LOVE these garments!  The prices on my website, however, will change, so you guys are getting a bonus for pre-ordering :)


(Scarf/Turban.  Pre-Order for $35 via Kickstarter.  Retails for $40)

I do need to let you know, however, that there is a delay E.T.A. of the fabric.  The supplier does not have the total amount I need in stock, and expects the fabric to arrive mid-October.  I have looked at other suppliers, but find the quality of this product to be superior to those offered by other fabric distributers.  Because of this, we will most likely not meet shipping dates of early November.

I will keep you updated on the status of the fabric, and when we go into production.  I am certain that the improved quality of the garments will make this decision worth the wait.

You get even bigger discounts if you pre-order garment packages!!

Only a few days left to pre-order!  If you want one of these garments, get your orders in now via Kickstarter!!

Thank you!