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Out of Africa!

It’s amazing when you start to think about it!  Africa has influenced so much of the fashion world.   Hope […]

August 31, 2017 Read more >
A Tangled Web!

Please mark your calendars!  Next Saturday, July 15th, it’s the Fibre Arts and Crafts Fair at the Surrey Museum! At […]

July 8, 2017 Read more >
Getting married in 1876!

It’s wedding season!  This magnificent 2 piece ivory silk faille gown was worn in England circa 1876.  It is trimmed […]

June 27, 2017 Read more >
A wonderful day!

We really had fun at ‘Embracing the Bump’ last weekend!  Thought you might enjoy this great story from the CBC about […]

June 17, 2017 Read more >
Tickets are going fast!

Hope you can join us on Sunday, June 11, for ‘Embracing the Bump’, A History of Maternity Fashion Show!  Show […]

June 3, 2017 Read more >
Need a unique Mother’s Day gift?

If you’re looking for a fun and different way to celebrate mothers, why not join us for “Embracing the Bump”, […]

April 24, 2017 Read more >
Note to all the lace makers!

Looks like a wonderful presentation coming up at the Surrey Museum! Metal Lace: Past, Present and Future Join well-known lacemaker […]

April 21, 2017 Read more >
Celebrating our birthday!

Hope you can join me for a fun look at fashions of the last 150 years! A slide show at […]

April 4, 2017 Read more >
Can you believe it?

You won’t believe she wore that dress. Join us for a look at some of the great fashion dos and […]

March 12, 2017 Read more >
150 Years of Canadian Treasures

Please join me for a wonderful look at some Canadian treasures. A fundraiser for the Port Moody Heritage Society, March […]

March 2, 2017 Read more >
Much has happened in the last 60 years!!

The last 60 years have seen a remarkable shift in the world of fashion and fashionable women!  Our moms would […]

February 19, 2017 Read more >
Love is in the air

Join us at Hycroft House on Sunday, February 12th for Romantic Fashions of the 20th Century, sponsored by SMOC (Society […]

January 31, 2017 Read more >
Jane Austen Exhibition – You won’t want to miss it!

You won’t want to miss this one!  Exhibition on until February 28. Mon – Fri 10 am – 4 pm, […]

January 24, 2017 Read more >
Great class discussion!

It was wonderful to meet everyone today!  In case you are interested, here are a few of the books that […]

January 23, 2017 Read more >
Getting Dressed!

Looking forward to our discussion next week on ‘Shaping the body. Basic undergarments–corsetry, hoops and bustles’!   – See more […]

January 18, 2017 Read more >
Love to Sew?

Hope you can join me at the ‘Love to Sew’ Expo this weekend!  I’m really looking forward to the Brown […]

November 15, 2016 Read more >
Now that’s a sleeve!

  Now this is what you call a bell sleeve! This silk day dress with satin stripes (1862-1865 in its […]

November 4, 2016 Read more >
Ivan Sayers awarded the distinction of Curator Emeritus

The Museum of Vancouver has awarded Ivan Sayers with the distinction of Curator Emeritus. Read more about this honour here.

October 2, 2016 Read more >
Mod, Mini and Hippies

Join me for a wonderful look back at fashions of the late 20th century on Wednesday, October 5th.  I know […]

September 29, 2016 Read more >
Elegance After Dark: Evening Dresses of the 20th Century

Join us on Saturday, October 1st for Elegance After Dark: Evening Dresses of the 20th Century.  For more information, click elegance-after-dark .

September 24, 2016 Read more >
A Wonderful Read

I was delighted to be interviewed by Recollections on the revival of Victorian fashion. Read the article here.

September 21, 2016 Read more >
Bathing Beauties

  Ever wonder what 25 cents could buy you in the 1920’s?  Well, for this minimal fee, bathers in Vancouver […]

September 12, 2016 Read more >
Undressing Drag!

Join me tomorrow at the Museum of Vancouver for a fun filled evening!  Details from the MOV website…   Happy […]

August 17, 2016 Read more >
Fifty Year Love Affair with the Sally Ann

September 16th, 8pm, Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St., Vancouver Costume historian Ivan Sayers showcases highlights of his glamorous collection of […]

August 15, 2016 Read more >
1950s Wedding Dress

This wedding dress and bolero from 1953 is machine made re-embroidered cotton web lace over rayon net and taffeta. It […]

August 15, 2016 Read more >
Welcome to our new website!

Stay tuned. Our new website is still being stitched. One more hem to go and we’ll be up and running. […]

August 3, 2016 Read more >