Hi! Just left a message on the forum, but thought it'd be best to contact you directly. I'm looking for someone who can help me out on a book I'm writing about midcentury handbags. I'm in need of historical information about 1940s-1950s handbag patterns. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
I do understand the difference between McCall and McCalls, but wasn't sure if the cross-linking was correct or not. I typically have seen an unlinked reference in the former referencing the re-issue. At very least, there is a problem with the link in the McCalls page - it's citing the wrong page. I know I could have fixed that, but I wasn't sure if both pages even belonged. If so, then there probably should also be a link in the McCall page mentioning the re-issue. Usually I see a cross-ref on both pages.
I just didn't want to fool with them when I wasn't sure if they are correct as they are, or if you needed to merge and delete one.
Thanks for the quick reply. While I do understand the category differences, I don't believe I had ever seen one of these McCall/McCalls same-number issues before. Thanks for explaining it and for the repairs.
I have browsed and clicked on a number of garments, but there seem to be no sources or vendors listed for any of them so far. I can't tell you how frustrating this is- I thought this was a site where you could buy or get actual patterns, not just the images of the garments. Is there a rule that the pattern has to be available before you can post it? Otherwise you're leaving some folks quite let down.
I am sorry to hear you are disspointed. It is possible that your taste tends to the more rare patterns.
This site has never claimed to have patterns available. It's not a store. It is a place where people who sell or collect vintage patterns can get informationand inspiration, and where we catalog these old treasures.
Please take a moment to peruse the home page, where this is outlined.
Participating sellers can post links to their patterns for sale, but that is by no means a requirement, nor should it be.
If free information and getting inspiration is not what you are looking for, may I suggest looking for patterns for sale on sites such as Etsy, Ebay and other venues dedicated to selling.
Hi, I was going through my patterns when I found a pattern that is on your site but under a different number. Should I add the pattern with my number? Or is there a way to let people who look up this pattern find the page that is already posted with both numbers? The pattern is Butterick 6173 B 21" Strawberry Shortcake doll & clothes. Mine seems to be identical but is Butterick 297. I'm liquidating hundreds of patterns from my collection and I want to add any that aren't listed already on the site before they sell and ship out. Thanks for your time.
I seem to be getting a whole bunch of code when trying to add a new page, this hasn't happened to me before. I'm trying to get back to the old classic editor, but I get a message saying "rich text editor has been disabled because the page has complex text". I've logged in and out, tried changing my preferences and re-setting them to default. Just wondering how to fix this please, as I want to add some new patterns.
I don't know what might be causing this, but it happened to me before, although not when adding a new page.
Did you create the page, or just exit? If you created it, I will find it an take a look. Sometimes people inadvertently paste in something that is considered "complex code" by the wiki markup language, and it messes things up.
I tried this out, and encountered what you were probably seeing. When you add the page, it only lets you edit in Source mode (my prefered way of editing, but not for everyone).
Source is always available, but there should be the option to edit in Visual mode (tab at the top), which is not currently working while adding a new page.
I have a question in to staff at Wikia about this on the Community Forums, and hope to hear back there.
In the meantime, when you encounter this, just save the page as is, then go back to Edit, and it should work after that (I was able to edit a page by another user encountering the problem after they saved it). Not ideal, but a workaround for now.