Back in the dim, distant past I worked for Past Patterns when they were located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I started out sewing test garments, did pattern grading, made corsets, and eventually was the Office Manager. I was able to indulge my love of vintage clothing, old patterns, bookkeeping, and flea marketing during this period.
Here is an article that appeared in a magazine called handmade #17, in Jan/Feb 1985. Click on the image to make it larger.