How-To Sewing Made Simple, Thanks to Our Ancestors!
At the beginning of time, people were creating clothing based on a "one size fits all" mentality. This was all that they knew how to do. Once style became a huge concern, people decided that they needed to follow that trend, and with this idea came the need for shape in their clothing. This was made possible by patterns. By the early 19th century, magazines started inserting little picture patterns for women to follow. These were very difficult to use since they were an inch in size. In 1850, life-sized patterns were made and being placed into magazines so people could actually use them. This idea sparked many young pattern entrepreneurs, who are still successful companies today. Thanks to these bright minds, we have the luxury of guidelines to our most complicated projects!