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The Commercial Pattern Archive, a University of Rhode Island project, is offering a free trial. From their website: “CoPA On-Line, the Commercial Pattern Archive database with over 48,000 vintage pattern records with images of the pattern designs and small scale pattern pieces dating from 1868 – 2000 will be free to everyone for one week starting Wednesday August 19 through Tuesday August 25.” It’s definitely worth a look.

There’s enough information there for experienced tailors to construct the garments, but a novice or anyone without extensive garment construction experience would be baffled.

3 Comments on “Patterns”

  1. #1 cyndy
    on Aug 20th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Good info..thanks for the link!

  2. #2 vampiress
    on Aug 20th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    some of those pattern covers were amazing. i’m not good enough with sewing to use the patterns, but it was an interesting thing to look around.

    also under recent reads i’m getting an error using firefox 3 in the right nav under recent reads.

    Recent Reads

    Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /home/content/s/t/r/stringpage/html/blog/wp-content/plugins/amazon-showcase-wordpress-widget/AmazonShowcase.php on line 40

  3. #3 Carol
    on Aug 21st, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Oh my. Thanks for the link!