Saturday Sartorial Cinema

Video Tour of URI’s Current Dress Exhibit

Like many other graduate programs, the Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising and Design at URI, where I am studying for my masters, has started publishing videos about the department's work. I wasn't in either the of the classes involved in curating or conserving/mounting the the objects so I probably can't answer most questions about it. I… Continue reading Video Tour of URI’s Current Dress Exhibit

1940s · Personal Research · Saturday Sartorial Cinema

Saturday Sartorial Cinema: “Pattern for Smartness” (1948)

This week's installment of Saturday Sartorial Cinema is an approximately 18 minute 1948 film called "Pattern for Smartness" by Simplicity Pattern Company. I chose this one because it is not only amusing, it can be educational for anyone stuck at home and attempting to learn to sew clothing for the first time. The educational parts… Continue reading Saturday Sartorial Cinema: “Pattern for Smartness” (1948)

1960s · 20th century · Saturday Sartorial Cinema

Saturday Sartorial Cinema 1: The $20 Miracle [Dress]

I often forget that I don't just have to post about what I'm studying and making, but that I can share all the interesting and educational media I come across as well. One place I frequent to find videos about fashion and dress history is Youtube. There are a few channels which regularly post older… Continue reading Saturday Sartorial Cinema 1: The $20 Miracle [Dress]