Demorest patterns

   A pattern company that sold patterns to the home sewer in 1850. This was the beginning of fashion transcending the social classes. The talented home sewer with a creative eye could now design and construct clothing with the look and quality of designer apparel. By the 1950s, pattern companies such as Butterick, Simplicity, and Vogue brought the ability to dress "like" a socialite or movie star to Middle America.

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  • Demorest, Ellen Louise Curtis — ▪ American businesswoman née  Ellen Louise Curtis  born Nov. 15, 1824, Schuylerville, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 10, 1898, New York, N.Y.       American businesswoman, widely credited with the invention of the mass produced paper pattern for clothing.… …   Universalium

  • Butterick patterns —    A pattern company founded by Ebenezer Butterick (American) in 1863. Initially, he manufactured patterns for men s shirts and childrenswear, and added women s patterns by 1866. Butterick is credited with being the first pattern producer to… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • Ellen Louise Demorest — (nee Curtis) (1825 1898) was a US fashion arbiter. She was a successful milliner who widely credited for inventing mass produced tissue paper dressmaking patterns. With her husband, William Jennings Demorest, she established a company to sell the …   Wikipedia

  • William Jennings Demorest — (aka W. Jennings Demorest) (1822 1895), from New York City, was an American magazine publisher, national prohibition leader, and, in collaboration with his second wife, Ellen Demorest, nee Curtis, attained international success from his wife s… …   Wikipedia

  • Mme. Demorest —    Founded by the American Ellen Curtis in 1853, this company was the first commercial pattern company in the United States. Demorest s patterns were initially only offered in one size for women, men, and children, with no instructions on how to… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • Pattern (sewing) — In sewing and fashion design, a pattern is an original garment from which other garments of a similar style are copied, or the paper or cardboard templates from which the parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before cutting out and assembling …   Wikipedia

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  • Pattern —    A pattern is a two dimensional diagram of a garment drafted by a patternmaker that is subsequently cut and sewn in fabric. The history of patternmaking can be traced as far back as the thirteenth century with the introduction of form fitting… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

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