• On Patternmaking

    On Patternmaking

        Basics: a patternmaker takes a designer’s idea and creates the means to reproduce that idea through sewing (or nowadays, gluing, fusion, etc.). Designer’s ideas arrive as: 1. An actual garment – an original made by ‘sample hands’, or in the case of fabric draping, something incomplete; or as a garment from somewhere else, […]

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  • About

    About

    An apparel service offering pattern making, grading, marker making, and yardage estimates. With fit, specification, cutting and material utilization consultation – combining the art, and the science, of apparel. Over 35 years in the apparel industry, 30 as a pattern maker, working with a wide variety of garment types. – As a child I watched […]

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  • Services

    Services

    1. Patterns – We make first and production patterns from a variety of input. 2. Grading – We grade patterns – the ones made, or any you send. we can grade from your specifications we can supply the specification for your size range if you want, drawn from experience and an array of anthropometric charts. […]

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  • FAQ

    FAQ

    Q: What services do you provide? These are listed here –> Services Q: How long have you been in this business? We have been in the apparel industry since the mid 70s, in pattern making (and related) since the early 80s, and in freelance pattern work since 1988. Q: How can we connect? Contact us […]

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  • Home Office

    Home Office

    So far and yet so close. With high speed internet, all the usual shipping options, phone, and the fact I can, and love to, travel. I can live where I have always dreamed of (in the mountains) and still provide world class a pattern/apparel service. I usually make patterns on a computer (since 1985). And […]

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My One Word – 2014

My One Word – 2014

is Now:

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Google Style Logo

Google Style Logo

From Goglogo  

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Taylor Patterns Office revisted

Taylor Patterns Office revisted

…and cleaned, mopped, re-arranged- looking good, and ready for (more) work It appears dark with no lights on, as the walls, floors and ceiling are all pine. When I work I turn on every light in the place.        

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Princess Scrub, Early On

Princess Scrub, Early On

Humble beginning, an excuse to use the lettering on the Pfaff  

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Time to Play, and Learn

Time to Play, and Learn

Pfaff Ambition 1.5  

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Treadle Machine

Treadle Machine

Picked it up at Cuz’s Antiques, Lebanon TN, sometime in the late 90s. It works!                                         Detail:  

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Cromwell Sewing Machine

Cromwell Sewing Machine

next machine. A 50s electric, a Cromwell. Purchased in an estate sell (50$), Nashville TN, 1995. It works beautifully, I used it in the late 90s when sewing through a thick spot (such as the intersection on your jeans where the inseam meets the leg hem- newer home machines, most of them, can’t seem to […]

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End Table/50s Electric

End Table/50s Electric

I have been usingĀ  this one as a little table in a work area. I will open it up in a bit. An early electric from the 50s. It works, when I open it I will share its main use these days (for me anyway).  

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Riccar single needle home sewing

Riccar single needle home sewing

second/(short)series. Single needle, purchased 1985, Albany (GA) Mall. The not-so-exciting entry. A home single needle sewing machine. Most homes seem to have one. However during a busy-last-half-of-the-90s for Taylor House (which evolved into Taylor Patterns, only because “TaylorHouse” domain was taken… by a New England bed-n-breakfast) this Riccar (an obscure brand in sewing machines) was […]

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Simplicity Easy Lock

Simplicity Easy Lock

December 23, 2011- Got a couple of sewing machines out of the closet, unused for years. Sat up late disentangling 4 threads from each other as well as from the loopers. Then, re-familiarizing myself with how to thread the machine. Duration = the length of one TV movie (sans commercials). I plan on sewing. Sew. […]

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