Inspiration: Stephen Shore

 

Stephen Shore Room 11, Star Motel, Manistique, Michigan, July 8, 1973

I probably shouldn’t admit that I first learned about Stephen Shore on Pinterest. I became kind of obsessed with the picture above. I feel like I’ve been in this motel room before, and yet I wish I could buy every object in this room.

Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is a NYC-born, self-taught photographer who sold his first photographs to MOMA at age 14, started hanging out at Andy Warhol’s Factory at 17, and had a solo show at the Met at 24. His color photographs from cross-country road trips in the 1970s, such as the one above, cemented his place among the most critically-acclaimed American photographers, but he has done a variety of interesting projects since then. He even has an Instagram account.

Stephen Shore, Sugar Bowl Restaurant (7 July, 1973), Gaylord, Michigan, USA
Stephen Shore, Sugar Bowl Restaurant (7 July, 1973), Gaylord, Michigan, USA

 

 

In the Shop: Sewing Patterns

Jungleland Vintage pattern roundup - check our Etsy store!
Original image CC Shimelle Laine

Vintage Sewing Pattern Roundup–Etsy Sale Edition

Growing up with a mom who sewed, I developed a love for patterns early in life. Sitting at that little table in the fabric store, flipping through the big books from Vogue and McCall’s, imagining the possibilities, I waited for the sales to scoop up my favorites. I loved cutting out each piece of a pattern, even if my project didn’t call for it.

Eventually, my mom’s health made her give up sewing, and I inherited the whole collection of patterns at her house. Later on, when I discovered that some thrift stores sold patterns, my stash grew larger. And then one day I discovered digital downloads…

Long story long, I have a LOT of patterns. It’s hard to let go of them, but I know realistically, I’ll never make them all. So I put a few at a time in our Etsy shop, all at very reasonable prices, if I do say so myself. Want to see?

McCalls 8608 from Jungleland Vintage on Etsy
McCalls 8608 Crafts Sewing Pattern Stuffed Bunnies by Anne McKinney – includes a doorstop!
Butterick Busybodies 5194 - Boys and Girls Robe,Top and Pants - Pajamas - Size 12-14 | Jungleland Vintage on Etsy
Butterick Busybodies 5194 – Boys and Girls Robe,Top and Pants – Pajamas – Size 12-14
Simplicity 9687 Sewing Pattern Crafts bazaar items cats sheep dogs | Jungleland Vintage on Etsy
Simplicity 9687 Sewing Pattern Crafts bazaar items: cats, sheep, dogs
McCalls 2686 11.5 inch Barbie Maxie Fashion Dolls Wardrobe Vintage Sewing Pattern Cut Complete | Jungleland Vintage on Etsy
McCalls 2686 11.5 inch Barbie Maxie Fashion Dolls Wardrobe
Simplicity Home 7204 NEW Uncut Sewing Pattern Window Treatments Jiffy 6 Pack | Jungleland Vintage on Etsy
Simplicity Home 7204 Window Treatments- Jiffy 6 Pack
McCall 5130 Slipcovers Bed Duvet Pillows McCall's 1990 UNCUT 90 | Jungleland Vintage on Etsy
McCall’s 5130 Slipcovers Bed Duvet Pillows 90″ fabric pattern
Simplicity 8005 Vintage sewing pattern for girls' jacket, vest and pleated skirt size 12-14 | Jungleland Vintage on Etsy
Simplicity 8005 Vintage sewing pattern for girls’ jacket, vest and pleated skirt size 12-14