Monday, July 23, 2012

Episode 78 - Pattern Company History

Links from pattern history sites:
Butterick history
McCall's history
Hollywood patterns
Pattern History overview
Simplicity history
Burda History

News from internet
Gertie's book - preorder info
ASG Conference
Pattern Spot

Patterns I have sewn:
Bella  Bag - Fig Tree Patterns
Simplicity 2226
Simplicity 2580
Simplicity 2181
Butterick 5497
Simplicity 2584


Anonymous said...

The podcast isn't on itunes yet.

Nicole said...

I just received a box full of old patterns that belonged to my Grandmother. I know that most of them are the ones where you sent off the order form from the newspaper. Most are from the 40's, lots of aprons and dresses. I haven't dug too deep in them yet, but will enjoy looking at them this winter. I even have a pattern book from the department store she worked at in the 40's.

Elisabeth said...

Hi, Lori,

I found this pattern program interesting. One of the things I really dislike about sewing is the pattern aspect-cutting it out of tissue, pinning it to the fabric, keeping it away from the cat, storing it, etc.!
As you said in your podcast, patterns are over 100 years old, yet are unchanged in essentials. I tried a downloadable pattern (Simplicity 6705) hoping it would be better, but the pattern was for sizes 8-18 and took about 80 pages to print!
It would be great if the pattern companies could have a system where a sewer could enter her measurements, select a pattern and download a custom pattern perfectly tailored to her figure. How hard can this be?

Even better would be if you could also select the fabric and within a few days the cut out fabric, with all fabric markings applied, arrived at your doorstep (all seams guaranteed to match!). We can send a man to the moon, why can't we do this?

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, I'm a huge fan of your blog and podcast. Just wanted to let you know that I'm eagerly awaitng your next podcast episode :-)


Naomi Russell said...

Hi Lori
Recently came across you're podcasts and enjoy them immensely. How refreshing to hear your interviews and keep up with what's on your sewing table. Have you ever interviewed the blogger Goodbye Valentino? She's hosting a ready to wear (RTW) fast & having quite a response to her challenge.Very interesting! Keep up the great podcasts. Looking forward to hearing more. Thank you!

Lisa said...

Hi Lori, I am also a huge fan of your podcast. I'm just wondering when you will post a new podcast? :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori!

Hope all is well and looking forward to your next podcast!

Big fan and have recommended your blog and pod cast.


Anonymous said...

Great idea for a new business opportunity!

Mary Rosson said...

They are the useful sources of sewing. I have visited Pattern Spot that has many beautiful designs.

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