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  • Under the Browse selection, there are patterns listed in the Categories. For Example: Accessories > Collars Hats Butterick 3550 Vogue S-4816 ...etc. (This is actually in more sections than just that one, and the Men's section is completely pattern numbers.). Is this intentional? Also, can you add more clarifing categories? Accessories include many things; Hats, Gloves, Slippers, Bags/Purses etc. I think this would help streamline the Wikia if all the Browse sections were fixed. There are other suggestions I have. Please get back to me.

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    • Hello,

      Thank you for your suggestions.

      The categories do have sub-categories.  Make sure you have the most conducive view enabled (at top of the category, there are icons that list 1) a question mark in a circle, 2) a list view, 3) a Gallery view, and 4) a combination Thumbnail/List View.

      The 2) option is the best to see the subcategories.  E.g. in Accessories, there are 97 subcategories to choose from, including the ones you listed.

      To clarifly - Browse lists everything on the wiki.  It has 109 subcategories.

      To see a list of all categories, see:

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

      True, the Men's category only has 3 subcategories....

      Best regards,

      tarna

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  • I saw message where someone asked about free downloads of patterns and I am not seeing any way to down load anything, Free or not.  Is this just an info index about vintage patterns?

    I have a bunch of vintage patterns that I was going to donate to a theater group but maybe not, depending on availability of downlaoded patterns.

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    • Sadly, there are some sites and articles publishing false information for clicks.  "Free" always draws a crowd...

      There are no downloads here.  It is a site to document the patterns.  We do allow links to sellers for the patterns, where available.

      Best regards,

      tarna (one of the admins)

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  • Sorry, I made a mistake.  Please help me delete this page:

    https://vintagepatterns.fandom.com/wiki/Vogue_1044_b

    It is a duplicate of the correct one: 

    https://vintagepatterns.fandom.com/wiki/Vogue_1044_B

    Thank you very much.

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  • Thank you for editing my pages - I'm still getting used to editing on the wiki, and I'm glad there's someone checking over my mistakes!

    Best,

    Jenn

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    • No worries.  It gets easier as you get used to it.  I routinely look over new additions.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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  • Pulled this pattern out of my drawer, and on impluse tried to look it up, the photo here you contributed to was one of the 2 I found! Is this pattern really that rate!? I'd love to know more info if you have any!

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    • Hi,

      The pattern is from ca. 1974 (I just added that info to the page).  What is there is really all the info we have.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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  • Thanks for fixing my errors ;)

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  • Hi - I have an Etsy store and would like to be added as a vendor. My store is CrumpetsandJam. I believe you need to create the link so that I can add myself as a source to the listings. If I am mistaken please let me know how I need to proceed. 

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    • Hi,

      Every vendor adds their own links.

      Please make sure to read our About page before starting editing.

      Vendor links consist of (spelled out so it shows up correctly here):

      an asterisk *

      an opening square bracket [

      then the URL

      then a space

      then your seller name

      the a closing square bracket ]

      Please note that the link must lead to the page the pattern is listed on, not a store front or summary page.

      I hope this helps.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Is this about merging your new entries with existing ones?  Mail order patterns were often distributed by several companies, so you may find a pattern you received in an Anne Adams envelope was also sold by The Workbasket, etc.

      You will find "Anne Adams 4634" and your vendor link here:

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/481442719/1970-simplicity-8781-size-14-b36-misses?ref=shop_home_active_1

      and "American Weekly 554" here:

      https://vintagepatterns.fandom.com/wiki/Mail_Order_554

      I hope this helps.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • OK, I see them now. Those are going to be hard to find with all the names that they might have.  I tried checking on the Mail Order lists.  Didn't see The Workbasket patterns.  How did you know where to find them?  How did you know that Anne Adams 4634 was the Workbasket and under Mail Order?  I know I have more of these Mail Order patterns under various names. 

      Thanks for your help

      Donna

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    • Hi,

      I just type in the number in the Search box, hit return, and look through the results for anything looking like a mail order pattern company with the same number.

      Mail Order patterns are a bit messy.  The same patterns were sold by different mail order companies and from different news papers, magazines, etc.  That is why I always check.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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  • Hi! 

    I hope it was okay, and that I did this correctly. 

    Category "Sylvia Sidney" (a Hollywood pattern's featured actress) was misspelled in the categories as Sylvia Sydney. I see from the Wiki links, it appears incorrectly also on a pattern envelope. It's definitely Sidney, but since the pattern envelope has it incorrect, I changed the category to Sylvia Sidney or Sydney.  I've never edited a category name before; I hope this was a correct solution. 

    Also: thanks also for editing my senior moment of the day. I added a new one as a B when it should have be A and you got it promptly repaired for me. Many, Many Thanks. 

    Jackie

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    • Hi,

      It turns out the actress (real name Sophia Kosow), appeared in some movies as Sylvia Sydney (e.g. one in 1936, another in 1939), and in most as Sylvia Sidney.  So, the spellings are not necessarily incorrect, they may just reflect the billing on the movie.

      https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796662/

      We should keep both and link them, rather than create a category with "or".  BTW - you did not actually rename anything, or even create a category.  You simply entered a non-existent category name on the pattern page.

      I'll create the second category and link the two a little later.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • >>  You simply entered a non-existent category name on the pattern page.  Whew! I'm glad that's all I did - I really (REALLY) hate making extra work for you, even with answering my questions. 

      Thanks for always taking the time to explain things, like you did here. It helps me understand the fine details of the way things work on the wiki so I hopefully won't have the same question again in the future. You're a great teacher. 

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    • Well - and thank you for caring.  Many editors are only concerned with being able to add their vendor link, so I appreciate when someone tries to understand and contribute.

      No trouble at all.

      Best wishes,

      tarna

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  • Thank you for editing my post on Spadea 72905. I find this Fandom site very difficult to understand and navigate. I wish it could be made easier, or write some very specific directions on how to add to the site.

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