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  • Hi Tarna¬†!!

    I had a little bit of difficulties with my wi-fi right now and looks as that made 2 pages instead of 

    1 with Advance American Designer Anne Klein . They are with the same name but the one I have 

    already finished is the one with its # 7044 . I have no idea how the one without # came to the picture.

    I thought I was working on the same page when I tried to change the picture.

    Anyway sorry about that and I supposed that is you who can delete the page probably # 98,076

    Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.

    Have a great weekend!!

    Cristina

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  • https://vintagepatterns.fandom.com/wiki/Simplicity_2393¬†

    Hello! I hope you are doing well. 

    I added "scallops" & "slits" to the categories on this one because the envelope describes it as a "scalloped effect at lower front edges." I'm not sure if there is a more apt choice in categories, but I wanted to track it since it was a little unusual. 

    If something describes it better, please let me know & I'll fix it. 

    Thanks! Jackie

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    • Hi Jackie,

      Hoping all is well with you and yours as well.

      I added "Shaped Hemline" and removed Slits.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Okay... that makes much more sense!¬†

      Thanks for the guidance & for handling it. 

      Jackie

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  • Hi,

    I am interested in 1950's era dresses, skirts and blouses/tops.  Maybe even a wool coat as I become more experienced at sewing from patterns.  I am 51 y.o., and I have a large bust, and I find nearly all modern clothing either does not accommodate my chest, or it fits like a potato sack and looks frumpy and maternity-esk on me.  So I decided to switch my wardrobe over to 1950's styling.  But the Chinese made stuff on Amazon, and even more highend websites (Unique Vintage, Top Vintage) are cheaply made with unimpressive fabrics, most things unlined, and most of the time they do NOT extend the bust length for larger chested sizes.  So the waistline ends up right under my boobs and looks like I am trying to wear my little sister's clothing.  At $80+ for the nicer stuff, it's a ripoff.  So I decided to start making my own clothing.  I have several vintage patterns I have seen on Esty, but unfortunately they are smaller sized patterns.  So I have come here to try to find them, or, in one case, I saw a dress pattern I LOVE, but the pattern number was ripped off the packaging and after searching at least 15 pages (likely more than that...) of Vogue patterns trying to find a picture that matched the package I was seeing on Esty, I gave up without ever finding it.  Part of the problem is that the thumbnail images are SOOOOO tiny, I cannot see what I am lookng at, and to click on each one, takes some time to load the page, then to back arrow and reload the search page---it's excrutiatingly slow.  I spent 3.5 hours the other day trying to find that dress on this wiki with no luck.  I am not even confident I did not miss it, as I scrolled only clicking on what I thought was a likely match, since I could not really see the thumbnails.  You have a fantastic archive of historical importance, but the limitations of this platform seem to make it less user friendly.  Is there a better way for me to search for specific things, or even to browse, say, vintage blouse patterns, without clicking on 1,000 things to examine the picture?  Any help would be appreciated.  And please, in no way think that I am slighting the amount of work that went into scanning all of these patterns.  It's truly amazing, I just wish I could use it effectively as a resource. 

    Thanks!

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    • Hi,

      One of the ways you could search is by looking at a specific, unique feature of the pattern, and try to look at that category.

      The search and display has some shortcomings, and I understand the frustration, but the features are built into how wikis work in general, and not adjustable by us.

      If you have a picture of the envelope front, you could also do a Google image search.

      Alternately, if you upload the picture here, or point me to a URL, I can see whether I can narrow it down.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Thanks for the reply.¬† When you say I could search by looking at a specific feature, do you mean something like a specific collar design, cut of the dress (wiggle dress, full circle, a-line, etc?) or something like that?¬† If so, where would I go on this wiki to do that?¬† I don't see a search bar specifically for this page.¬† Thanks again for the help, and I am sorry if this seems like a ridiculous question.¬†

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    • We have categories for many design features, as well as for pattern companies, decades, years, etc.¬† The front page has direct links to some of those (the section on garment types).¬† There is also a list of all categories:

      https://vintagepatterns.fandom.com/wiki/Special:Categories

      A "wiggle dress" would be found under Category:Sheath, but there are a lot of 1950s Vogue sheath dresses... .  The feature we have needs to be tricked out to return enough results, but I gave it a try with those three data points (sorry, no pictures on these results):

      https://vintagepatterns.fandom.com/wiki/Special:CategoryIntersection?category_1=Category%3AVogue&category_2=Category%3A1950s&category_=Category%3ASheath&limit=1500&wpSubmit=Find+matches

      There is a way to combine several of them to narrow down the search, but a picture would be helpful. Looking at the illustration might give further clues and categories to add to the search.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Ok, thanks.¬† I appreciate¬† your help!

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  • Hi there, can I check your change of date to late 1940s/early 1950s? Based on garments, illustration style and hair styles, I'm pretty sure this isn't earlier than 1950. Also I've seen several adverts from early 1954 in a newspaper archive, which seem to suggest that Le Roy patterns were only introduced that year.

    LeRoyPatternsNew1954

    le roy advert 1954

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    • Thank you, I added the text to the Category page (yes, they are protected since some anonymous users were up to mischief), and credited you in the edit summary.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Thanks so much!

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  • Hello, is there a step-by-step guide to adding a pattern? Because I'm not finding it easy to do... formatting, sizing photographs, adding categories, etc.

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  • Hi! We were editing the page at the same time, and both trying to remove my duplicate photo, so it got messed up, can you recheck? dorry, And thanks!¬†

    Debbie

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  • Hi Tana, I'm always astonished to see how many categories I miss when creating a new page. Hopefully you're always there to add the ones I missed¬†:)

    Thank you so much and hope you're fine.

    Kind regards

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    • Hi Petite Main,

      You find and add so many patterns, and dating and blog information, and I marvel at that :).

      Doing well here, and hoping the same for you and yours.

      Best wishes,

      tarna

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  • I added the full photo of the pattern designated as Excella¬†?¬† It's from¬†https://www.vintage4me2.com

    She would like photo credit if possible.

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    • Thank you.¬† I added the link to the site into the picture caption.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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  • Hi, Tarna¬†

    Saw you deleted 2 of my newest Advance patterns for item not found. I went back and changed the link a bit and both patterns show up for me. However, they also showed up for me yesterday when I first added them so am confused. Anyway, I hope the tweak works.

    Advance 5345 & 5149

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    • Hi,

      Yes, they do work for me now  Not sure why they led to a "not found", while others you added around the same time led to the listings.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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  • Hi! I was checking links on this page https://vintagepatterns.fandom.com/wiki/Stretch_%26_Sew_713 ,

    and something happened to Romeo & Juliet's domain. It's been purchased by an entity in Beijing and now redirects to an asian-language gambling website whose real domain is registered in Cambodia. 

    I planned to edit the Wiki page to remove the link, but I'm not sure what to write as the edit comment. What do you think? 

    Also - wondering how many more links on the wiki that are impacted and whether there is a global edit or global delete feature. 

    Screenshot below is the new registrant for RomeoEtJuliet.com 

    Thanks for your guidance. 

    ICANN Lookup - lookup.icann.org
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    • Hi,

      That domain had expired for a while, and I have been removing the links as found. It was proabably acquired thereafter. 

      Not overthinking it, you could removed those as "expired".

      The only wey to globally edit is a bot, which I do not know how to write or operate, but it should come up in search (Romeo probably being a better search word that Juliet, given there are Juliet sleeves...)

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Just noticed that Romeo & Juliets's link on the Vintage pattern vendors page links to an etsy account (on vacation), so there may be a mixture of links on pattern pages...

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    • I also saw the Etsy vacation hold with last feedback in 2015. I'm friends with her on social media, and I dropped her a quick line about 15 minutes ago as I¬†was just curious if she is totally out of working with patterns.¬†I know she's branched into other interests.

      I had no idea how global edits work here, and what I know about running bots could fill the eye of a sewing needle. 

      Overthinking is my achilles heel... I do it all the time, so thanks for the quick fix!

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