Thank you very much for this article. It is something I have been thinking about doing, but hadn't had a clue where to start and the internet was very sadly lacking. Thankfully this site has proven brilliant for giving information that Google just can't, and I am grateful for it.
Great encouragement, Jennie! I don't plan on making patterns myself but I do hope there are some folks who read your article and consider doing more from the 1900s thru the 1930s since pattern companies are seriously lacking patterns for that time period.
This is a wonderful article, Jennie! It is exactly what I have been searching for. I really would like to start publishing some of my own patterns but I didn't know where to start, until now! You have been a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to me for most of my life. Thank you for taking the time to share with others!