Sears Sucker: Fabrics from ’38
It shouldn't come as any surprise that of all the items in the Sears Catalog archive on Ancestry.com, I'm most enthralled by the dressmaking fabric they once offered for sale. Hundreds of pages of florals, plaids, Swiss dot, border prints, etc… that defined their eras. If you have access to these archives (by being a paying Ancestry.com subscriber), the catalogs are a wonderful way to familiarize yourself with fabric dating. Or if you have any interested in creating your own fabric on digital fabric printing services, they serve as an awesome source of inspiration.
For your enjoyment, here are a few catalog pages from 1938.
A Salute to Rayon indeed!