Grab curtis-Model-14-code-book-webyour little black journal book, a disappearing ink pen, and get ready to learn how to unravel the secret code of vintage patterns. We will be looking at a wide range of unprinted patterns from the 1870’s through the late 1940’s, to develop a decoding book of terms and symbols that should get you quickly on your way to stitching up historical garments.

This series presumes that you have not used an original vintage pattern before, and also that you may not be familiar with sewing terminology.  My apologies to those  more advanced sewers who may already be well versed in the areas discussed.  Hopefully you’ll learn something new along the way.

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ramp-up01Well, it has taken almost forever.

Between problems with a provider that went bankrupt, moving to a new hosting company, a couple of accidental overwrites, some false starts, and the support of some amazing people, I’ve finally managed to get this thing off the ground.

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