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History of MAFCA’s Fashion Pattern Collection

Edie Jones began this effort in 1975 by collecting original era patterns. Edie set up a method of loaning them out, and many MAFCA members made outfits from the Model A era (1928-1931). Edie later sold the collection to Pat Watson. Pat added more patterns and continued to loan them out to the membership. When Pat decided to sell the collection, she contacted MAFCA, who purchased the collection in 2008. Since then, a number of individuals have donated additional patterns to the project.

The Era Fashions Committee has reviewed many of the patterns for authenticity and period correctness. The ladies of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of MAFCA have spent months preparing each pattern so that they could be digitized. They now can be reproduced in full size and used to make outfits in the style of the era.

The leadership of Helen Christensen and the generous use of equipment and the expertise of Rodger Griffin have made this dream of many years come true.

MAFCA wishes to thank and acknowledge all the individuals who have played a part in project.





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