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.
Thanks for posting to me. However, I don't know how to add my name to the 'wishlist" in order to see if anyone is trying to reach out to me. This is all new to me, and I am not familiar with how this site works at all!
Hi! I've always loved this site, and now that I am cataloging some of my collection today, I figured I would add pages as I go, if I don't see the pattern on the site. It's my first time adding patterns here. I noticed some email notifications that the ones I added have been edited. I just want to make sure, am I doing anything wrong with how/what I post? I do feel like I'm kind of stumbling my way through this and just want to make sure I'm not doing anything incorrectly. I have over 1000 patterns and am only up to 300-something in my cataloging of them, so it is likely I will have some more to add.
Also, one change I noticed was a specific year where I had just put "1940s". Without a copyright, how the heck do you know the year? Just curious! Is it okay for me to put 1940s, 1920s, etc. if I don't know the actual year?
Thank you for all the new additions. You are doing a great job.
There are always bound to be some edits when a new pattern is added. We add categories and adjust the formatting to match the overall look of the site...
The dating estimates come from previous research based on pattern numbers published in old publications. It is perfectly acceptable to put the decade as an estimate when lacking further information.
If you feel you are getting too many notifications about the edits, you can uncheck the "following" tab at the bottom of your additions (it is located at the bottom left of every page and toggles from "follow" to "following"), or you can turn off the email notification for followed pages in your preferences.
I'm new to the "Fandom World", English is not my first language (I speak French) and was wondering if I'm doing things "the right way". I have quite a lot of sewing patterns and wish to contribute to this great Wikia.
If you google "vintage sewing patterns wiki", there are dozens and dozens of poorly-researched articles declaring that this site "provides 83,000 free sewing pattern downloads." I've tried asking a few sites to remove or edit these false claims, but none have responded. It would be extremely helpful to add a disclaimer to the homepage, to set people on the right track as soon as they visit the site. Judging from the confused comments under some of the articles, a lot of the people reading them are older, and aren't "savy" enough to know what a forum is, or an FAQ. A simple line stating "This site does not host any sewing patterns" would likely be enough to clear the confusion.
It just seems that the very very vast majority of people tricked by those articles are over 50 years old, and not at all familiar with how to seek out that kind of information. Even the About page could be clearer.