Did you know Amelia Earhart always took her sewing box with her on long flights?
I didn’t either until I read the article, What Women Can Do for Aviation in the May 1930 issue of NEEDLECRAFT, the Magazine of Home Arts.
Upon further research, I recently learned she designed sewing patterns as well as a clothing line AND authored several books about her life and journey as an aviatrix.
Today I was fortunate to hear Dr. Robert Ballard speak about his search for Amelia. He presented his story and research to students in Atchison, Kansas at the high school and Amelia Earhart Airfield. Atchison is home to Amelia’s Birthplace Museum.
Be sure to watch the video in the National Geographic video for a preview of the two hour special. Mark your calendars for October 20th and follow along with me as I share the wonderful story of Amelia Earhart and her connection to sewing, dressmaking and design. She has inspired me and I am eager to share that inspiration with you! Stay tuned! Subscribe to my newsletter and blog posts here.