So I just sold a pattern, Simplicity 7086. I could not find it in my inventory, because I inputted it in my database as 7068. Finally figured out that was the error, and now I did the same thing here. I'm sorry.
Yeah, I thought so too. I was reviewing the renewed listing, saw the 1995 copyright and got all giddy and created the wiki page before I really thought about it being "no sew." No dessert for me tonight (out of treats anyway!).
The bonus of staying out of the grocery store (other than the obvious) is that I can't snack on junk food as much so I'm losing some weight. :) I never thought I'd be excited about a UPS delivery of lightly sea-salted, no-butter micro popcorn that is coming today. As snacks go, it's better than many, so I'm feeling pretty okay.
I do hope you're doing well, too. Stay safe & mask up!
I am a long time fan of vintage sewing patterns. I am currently a computer science student, and I am working on a project for one of my classes to classify undated vintage patterns. To make this program, my team needs a large data set of dated vintage pattern covers. Using the images on the vintage pattern wiki would work great for our project. This is a solely noncomercial and academic project, and the only people who would use this program would be my classmates and the teaching staff of the class. I understand that Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted, but does this extend to the images on the wiki as well? If it does not, can the images be used for academic and non commerical purposes? We will be sure to site the wiki as well as the sellers listed who helped contribute images to the wiki. Thank you for your help!
Saw that you asked me to review the rules for vendor links when updating on a page. Could you point me in the right direction? I read the pattern vendor page but didn't see any rules that I might be breaking. Just want to make sure I am in compliance. Thank you!
Thank you for the information. This is only one of the people/sites spreading this very post (the first one seems to have been on ArtFido).
Sadly, the people posting this are well aware that they are spreading falsehoods. They do it for clicks, and have no intention of correcting or stopping it, as long as it is generating traffic for them.
Here is an article by Abby Glassenberg of the Art Industry Alliance that exposes this:
Are there any PDF downloadable patterns here or is it just a vender sales links page? I have a project I need to do right away. I don't have time to wait for a pattern to be shipped. I'd like to be able to print out and get started.
Hi Tarna, I see that you restored the "original pattern" description after my edit of McCall 6866. The text that I added to it regarding the two piece skirt cut on the straight or bias was straight from the envelope front.
You can see that it is the actual pattern description if you view the full pattern image I added to the page.
Also, I should definitely add, THANK YOU for all the extraordinary hard work that you put into making this site what it is. I know it's a true labor of love and many of us really appreciate what you're building.
I would like to look at all the dresses by Vogue in 1940. It is very time consuming to click on one image, close it and then click on the next. It would be a breeze if I could scroll from one image to another. I tried clicking on gallery but that did not seem to help.
I have some vintage magazines that feature some patterns. If I add a pic of the pattern/dress from the magazine on the wiki page for the pattern, is there a preference as to whether I show the entire magazine page vs. cropped to just the applicable style? The first one I found features 4 different patterns on one page, so I wasn't sure if that would be confusing to show the whole page, or if it doesn't matter.
Also, if I do add those pics, should I edit the description to give a reference of where the pic came from (magazine name, issue date...)?
It probably depends on whether cropping to one particular style will look right and/or whether it will be too much work to crop to a particular style if they are e.g. close together, etc.. Both approaches are already used on many pattern pages, so either works (just point out which pattern it is on the page if showing multiple).
When adding the picture to an existing page with the envelope picture, please insert the new picture underneath the existing description and add any additional informatio underneath the new picture.