Fabric Depot goes Glamour Girl!

92 year old Lorene Carnes from Salem, Oregon is a true inspiration to us. Even if we didn't know of her remarkable story we would still love this Glamour Girl collection of fabrics. But the story has us head over heels - literally - from head to toe these prints are beautiful.

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Carnes dreamed of designing women's clothing back in 1940, she was 20 years old. When WWII struck Carnes left art school in California and returned to Oregon to work at the shipping docks in Portland. Her sketches from design school sat idle for many years before being recently rediscovered in her garage. Who knew that a 72 year old dream would come a reality? Although Carnes could not fulfill her dreams of designing over 70 years ago, we are grateful these sketches were found by the right people of Robert Kaufman to produce prints on cotton of her original designs. Her dream is now a very true reality with her designs becoming handmade clothing, quilts, bags, and more.

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(Photo from the Statesmen Journal)

 

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(Photo from the Statesmen Journal)

To get Lorene's incredible full story check out the Statesmen's Journal, here.

We are proud to have this collection available in-store and online here.

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