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Pattern Behavior: The Seamy Side of Fashion (Hardcover)

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This hilarious book captions classic McCall pattern images, teaching us about football sticks, what to say on a business card, melting hands, beguiling hats, and puppet hands. If you read this without laughing, you're probably friends with Gayle, ugh Gayle. [sweet pea]

— From Pattern Behavior


For those who like their humor droll, deadpan, and hysterically funny, Pattern Behavior features more than 100 vintage McCall's patterns--with captions that will leave you in stitches.

Feeling nostalgic for your grandmother's old sewing patterns? Stitch some humor into your distant childhood with Pattern Behavior, featuring vintage covers from the McCall Pattern Company's archives. Based on the popular Tumblr blog, this droll comic collection brings the McCall's models back to life--in a way you haven't seen before Combining retro fashion and modern wit, Pattern Behavior shines a light on the outdated social ideals of yesteryear--all with a big dose of humor.

About the Author

Natalie Kossar created the McCall's Pattern Behavior blog when her mother asked for help in finding an old sewing pattern online, and discovered a treasure trove of inspiration. She is a creative consultant, comedian, and a creative writer for the Shoebox division of Hallmark. She lives in New Mexico.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780762462742
ISBN-10: 0762462744
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English