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Needlework and Tailoring

Dressmaking patterns

Description:
In 1862 Ebenexer Butterick a tailor from Massachusetts, produced the first paper pattern.  By 1865 the idea was so popular that he had bought a New York fashion journal and was selling patterns by mail around the world.
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1980.185
Digital Number:
DMDO020n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council