Christmas through the archives: Dressing for the Holiday

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, there was a world where off the rack clothing was a luxury and fast-fashion was a phrase never imagined. If we wanted to look our best for the holiday, many still needed to plan in advance. Patterns were ordered by mail from pattern sellers in the fashion district of Toronto, and crafted by the nimble hands of home seam-stresses.

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