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  • Hi,

    Thank you for adding more categories.  One note: Darts is not a valid category. Please used Dart fitted.

    Best regards,

    tarna

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    • Hi, Tarna! 

      It's always helpful for me to learn from my mistakes, so I appreciate you fixing my goofs & letting me know so I get it right in the future. 

      Can you please clarify for me, because this is where I go sideways on the darts & dart fitted. 

      If a pattern has a dart-fitted bodice or waist, for example, clearly it's "dart fitted." 

      But if it has shoulder darts, I had been also adding "darts." 

      If a pattern's only darts are shoulder darts, is that "dart fitted" or should I just skip the category?

      Thanks! 

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    • Hi,

      I understand your distinction, but I think "Dart fitted" works for both, even though some darts may be more of a shaping  or styling device.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Dart Fitted it is :)  

      Thank you so much for the guidance.

      Stay safe!

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  • I needed a cooler head to prevail...

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  • Thanks for the fix on this. I figured OP had one from the 60s; my instructions had a printed revision date of 1958.  

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  • Pursuant to our recent convo, I'm giving you a heads up. I'm about to add a Mail Order pattern but frankly, I'm out of my depth. I'm not sure if the pattern # is 1937 or 844. Please take a look at this image; I'm going with 1937 but if you think you need to change the title, or anything / everything else please have at it!  And don't walk on eggshells...I've kicked off the notifications and I'm not stressing like I was the other day. 

    Image File: https://img0.etsystatic.com/119/0/9097754/il_570xN.1048902436_ri43.jpg

    The title will be Mail Order 1937 A. 

    Thanks Much!

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    • Hi,

      I think you called it correctly.  Who knows what the other number is...  That's right - don't sweat the small stuff.

      BTW - I removed the categories you added to the 1940s category.  I wish it worked that way, but it does not.  If you want to find things that report to different categories at the same time, you can use this experimental page:  It worked for me in the past, and if you need more categories and/or moe results, let me know - I have fudged the API search URL before to suit my needs (but I don't know how to write a new API..., 0 programming skills).

      http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Category_intersection

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • OMG... I'm blushing! I thought those 1940s category adds were just search parameters on my user id; I didn't realize I was adding stuff to the whole 1940s category. I just couldn't figure out how to clear them from my search... and duh.. it's because they weren't MY search at all! THANK YOU AGAIN for the astute housekeeping on that. I was just having a devil of a time trying to find "1937" without finding patterns published in 1937.  

      Thank you for the category intersection link. That will be a great help in the future if something like this comes up again. 

      With gratitute and appreciation, 

      Jackie

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  • Hi,

    Folkwear patterns are still in print, and thus off topic on the wiki.

    Best regards,

    tarna

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  • Hi! I hope all is well with you. 

    I went to add my link to an existing page and I noticed the formatting was kind of wonky. I tried to fix it myself, but I may have not done it correctly. When you have a minute, could you please take a look and smooth out any bumps in the road I might have left behind. 

    http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Simplicity_5219_B


    Thanks much!

    Jackie

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    • Hi,

      You did a great job.

      That formatting was from an ill-conceived pre-formatted template wikia imposed on us for a while. The Gallery and Wishlist sections were reversed; the picture size was ineditable when first entered, and there was that Patttern Description section nobody asked for.  A Bot made them editable, but here were thousands of them, and I am still fixing them as found years later.  

      Thanks for helping out.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Whew! Thanks for the vote of confidence; it means alot.  I had a tough time getting the Wishlist and Gallery to stay aligned along the left edge of the page. I just stayed with the editing until it seemed to be okay. Thanks for the explanation of the origin of the wonky format!

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  • Good Morning! 

    I am preparing to add myself as a vendor to this page (and also remove the obsolete vendor link). When I view the page from 3 different Windows browers (Chrome, Firefox, and Opera), it comes up like a normal page but the page content is totally blank (as if the page was created but no content was ever loaded.) BUT when I click the Edit button, I see all the content. Strange... How does it look to you?

    http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/McCall's_2384_A

    Thanks in advance. 

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    • Hi,

      It is a strange, relatively recent editing glitch.  Someone edits the page, does nothing wrong, and the content does not display after the edit has been published.

      The solution is to just go into edit mode again, and clicking publish (with or even without making any actual edits). 

      Not sure why this is happening...

      I fixed the page you mentioned, for now.

      Best regards,

      tarna

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    • Thanks for getting back to me so quick with an explanation of the work around. I'll just proceed with updates as I encounter these oddities and/or edit without edit when I see one and Publish. 

      Many Thanks, 

      Jackie

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  • http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Stretch_%26_Sew_1005?diff=675262

    Shirttail hem is shown on the last page of instruction booklet instead of blouson elastic hemline. Should I have not added it because it's written in the description or shown in the photo/?

    As always... thanks for being so attentive to the wiki! I really appreciate your devotion!

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    • Hi,

      I removed it because the illustrations clearly do not support it.  If there are other styles not shows or described, please re-add.

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    • Just a thought for future edits - if you have something that will seem odd to other users, like this - add a note or reason in the edit summary.  That way, there is a record of why you made the change.

      Best wishes,

      tarna

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    • Okay! Learned something new today! Thank you!

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  • Hi,

    I noticed that you changed a McCalls category to McCall, and used McCall for McCall's patterns.

    While this may seem confusing, here is the low-down:

    The category McCalls (without apostrophe) is used as a header category for both McCall's and McCall patterns, since many people appear to have trouble with the spelling difference. 

    The category McCall only applies to patterns actually spelled that way (1951 and older).

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,

    tarna

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    • Wow! It's really funny you should send me this message. I was lying in bed last night and the McCall / McCall's lightbulb went on!  I recently listed a 1950s McCall's pattern and noticed how the print looked different than today. What I realized last night was how the early ones just didn't have the  apostrophe + s on them!

      Having read your post, I'm still a tad confused when it comes to adding categories for McCall's, and that's what caused my editing error. I have been going thru a heap of McCall's patterns this week - most from the 70s and 80s. I am seeing McCalls, McCall's AND McCall intermitently on existing posts.

      I just want to clarify what I think you said above: use only "McCalls" for these and omit McCall's and McCall?

      In case I haven't mentioned it before, I go back in and read all your edits after you fix updates and/or new pages. I am following what you do in an attempt to get them right the first time. I know there is a big learning curve on the categories in particular. I am always grateful for your help. I think the Wiki is such a good thing, and standardization is key. Thank you for always watching out for all of us!

      Jackie

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    • I just reviewed the edits you made last evening for my new pages: I think I've got it now.

      Always include what it truly is: either McCall's (newer) or McCall (1951 and earlier, printed as such). But never both.

      AND always include McCalls on either to help users who aren't sure how to search for it.

      Thanks for the edits, and as always, the help!

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    • Hi,

      Whew.  I am glad I made sense.  Your summary is right on.

      There are, without a doubt, a goodly number of pages that have a different spelling in the description text itself.  We try to edit them as found, but it takes time.

      Thank you for caring about getting it right.  

      Best regards,

      tarna

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  • ... again.  The message below is a canned message, so this is the real welcome.

    I received your earlier message from before the sign-in and am glad you added your links to the Vintage Patterns Vendors list without a problem.

    Glad to see you signed in.  Please do read the About page (link below) first, it solves a multitude of initial issues and may answer some of your questions.  Do ask questions though, if you run into a snarl.

    You may feel like I am stalking you at first, but rest assured that I edit all new entries, mainly because of a glitch that creates some duplications for non-signed-in and relatively new users (wikia is not fixing it for a while - I asked) - so, nothing personal.

    Best wishes - hope you enjoy and find this site useful

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    • Hi, Tarna. I'm really glad and relieved to learn it was okay for me to have added myself onto the bottom of the vendor list. I am about to embark on the About page with great consideration and plan to subsequently spend some time today thoroughly searching the site and adding links to existing patterns on the site that I may have available.

      Once I gain a good grasp of how the site works, I will only then consider adding stuff I cannot find. I did online research for a living for about 10 years, so I won't be adding new stuff willy-nilly until I've searched and searched AND searched it with no results.

      PLEASE DO "stalk" me - I want to be a good community member and keep the site lean and accurate. Feel free to edit my content or message me as needed if you observe something I need to do, or do better.

      Thank you for the warm welcome. I really was searching for a place like this over the past few days. I'm so glad a lovely someone from your community found me and thereby populated the name of your wikia into my behind-the-scenes Etsy search results. Thanks, lovely someone <3

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