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  • Hi Tarna,  I'm new to this group and posted a comment under wish list for Simplicity 5362 B on Vintage Sewing Pattern.  If I didn't do it right, could you let me know.  I keep receiving edit updates.  I'm not sure how this works and if I did it correctly?  Thank you, 4littlebakers

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  • I recently required this pattern. 1948 wedding dress pattern. I saw it on a wish list

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  • Hi Tarna,

    I came across a paper catalog for mail ordering Pauloa Patterns with a price list in one of my boxes of patterns I am going through (bought the box in 2005 and just getting to it!). I would like to send it to you so you could use it with the archive here. It looks to have been printed mid 70s to late 70s, but no date on it anywhere. Its on newsprint paper printed in brown ink- it has Women's, Men's, children's patterns as well as some quilt motifs. It won't cost much to mail. Would you like it- no cost to you?

    Thought I would rather it go here than sell it, but will if you don't want it. It is folded up to 8" x 4 1/2" and you have to unfold it to see all the patterns and there are quite a few! The one on the front it #4001 Misses sz XS-L "Shaped Pareu". 


    Please let me know,

    Thanks.

    Ruth

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    • Dear Ruth,

      It would be great to add the pattern catalog/brochure here.  

      If you scan it and upload the pictures here, you could still sell it, right?  Are you thinking nobody wants to buy it if is available online?  

      Alternatively, you could scan the front page, and list the pattern numbers included, like we did on other catalogs.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Because of the way it opens up I think I would ruin it if I were to try and scan it in and mostly what it gives is a sketch of the item and the pattern number- so if I scan it in, the ephemera buyers I sell to probably wouldn't like seeing folds where they were not originally. I would prefer to send it to you and let you deal with it :-)


      Thanks, 

      Ruth

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    • Hi,

      I appreciate the thought, but I have many an item to scan myself, and really don't see how I could do a better job than you.  

      I am just a user here, who volunteered to keep the wiki cleaned up.

      Give it a try.  See here for examples of what we already have that is similar:

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    • okay- thanks- you are a treasure to be doing this!

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  • Hi, I am trying to link to my website and add a pattern not listed.  Thanks for indicating which area I should be using to do this and thanks for your assistance. 

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  • How do I start to list vintage vogue patterns and become a vender?  Do I start by "add new page" or  "start a WIKI".  Thanks for your assistance.

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    • Could you clarify:

      • Are you asking how to sell patterns here?  If so, you cannot.  The wiki is not a store.</span>
      • Are you tring to add a new page of a pattern that is not catalogued on the wiki yet?  If so, use the Create button on the home page of this wiki.
      • Are you trying to add links to patterns you sell elsewhere?  If so - add your link in the Sources/Vendors section of that pattern page.
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  • Hello Tarna

    How to find the date of Burda pattern

    Thanks

    Diane

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    • Hello,

      On the back of the pattern (on the folded tinstructions), there is a small number in the upper left hand corner;  usually 3 numbers.  

      According to information I found a long while ago, the last two digits should indicate the year - not sure about the first digit (could be the quarter, or release period)).  

      The earlier 1960s or 1970s patterns do not have those numbers, they appear to start sometime in the later 1970s.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Thank you very much Tarna

      Diane

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  • http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Style_2421

    I was going to add a description and link to the above pattern. I realized that it has a copyright of 1994. Thought you might want to remove it.

    Thanks, Cynthia

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  • I am going through some old publications and came across 2 issues of New Ideas that each has a pattern page- I have scanned them because they have descriptions and mail order pattern numbers- I don't know where to share them though. So I will share them with you and let you figure out if they are useful here or not.


    Thanks,

    Ruth
    New Ideas Sept 1916 c
    New Ideas July 1916 b
    New Ideas July 1916 c
    New Ideas Sept 1916 a
    New Ideas Sept 1916 b
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    • Hello Ruth,

      Thank you for those.  We do include mail order patterns here under their own category, and we have a category for New Idea, which is where these would fit. 

      When I come across newspaper or magazine (not catalog) publications, I usually copy out each individual picture and create a listing, not sure if you are up to doing that?

      As an alternative, We could create just a page for this particular publication with the pictures.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Hi Tarna- I will give it a try over the weekend. Thanks,

      Ruth

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    • Great - if you get stuck somewhere, let me know.

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  • What a great tribute to your hard work! I'm really glad you're getting some recognition for the all hours you put into this. Congrats!

    http://www.inquisitr.com/4345306/83500-vintage-sewing-patterns-put-on-an-online-database-from-vogue-mccalls-butterick-and-simplicity/

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    • Your reply prompted me to read the forum messages and the 2nd article. Both articles were initially misleading, especially when you're overtaken with frenzy over free vintage patterns. I'm sorry some of the vented frustrations were hostile, though.

      Your responses were spot-in and well-handled. The situation is akin to a newspaper publishing a story about free cars being given away at a dealership, and when readers come in they learn the giveaway is for free car-shaped air fresheners with the purchase of a new car. They can be upset, but should be upset for the wrong information provided by the newspaper, or in this case, blog. 

      Fake news comes in all shapes and sizes, I guess :(

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    • Thank you.  

      I realize that my reading of the article was likely influenced by my knowledge of what the wiki is actually about, so I would never have interpreted it the way those readers did...

      I hope this calms down.

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  • I have several vintage (circa 1960 and Advance) Patterns I'd like to share with the public and possibly sell. How do I go about doing this?

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    • Hello,

      If you want to add the patterns to the wiki, you can scan or take a picture of the envelope front.

      To add a new page, go to the Create button on the main page.  

      Please make sure to read the Read Me First, and About pages before editing, and do a Search to be sure the pattern does not already have a page here.

      As for selling, may I suggest Etsy or Ebay?

      Best regards,

      tarna

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