Five Reasons You Should Be Reading the Retro Age Vintage Fabrics Blog

1. Vanessa blogs daily about textiles, life, and the intersection between life and textiles. Which can be quite moving.


2. Shop updates, but of course …


3. She recently bought the complete 1946-1965 collection of American Fabrics Magazine, which I think means she loves vintage fabric more than you and I combined



4. … and she shares the American Fabrics Magazine contents with us, like this color forecast from 1947 (complete with age, social class, and hair color breakdowns)+ …


… and its vintage fabric advertisements and textile education.

5. Her boys are super cute.


  1. Laurie says:

    I can’t believe they broke down what colors would appeal to each income level! That’s so bizarre! I wonder how they arrived at those choices…

  2. Kim says:

    I’m imagining a prim woman in a smart gray wool challis skirt set and fur stole standing on a corner in a dirty part of town, observing the local riff-raff and making checks on her clipboard …

  3. Kat McTee says:

    Oh emm gee — the shot of those American Fabrics mags gave me (good) shivers up and down my spine. I’ve seen that publication in person, and it’s to die for. Or dye for. Anyway, what a score! Dreamy.