Does anyone know what happened to GREAT FIT PATTERN COMPANY?

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I have just purchased a couple GREAT FIT Patterns used (from around
1990), and they seem to be nice patterns, strangely made in that they
are somewhat modular and have to be taped together in certain places to
make pants long or to change the style of the pattern (example: shorts
use one piece, capri length is a different piece, and long pants are
yet another different piece). This doesn't deter from the style or the
sizing; it's just a different approach. I ask because some of these
patterns seem to come all the way up to size 60 and would be great for
those people larger than myself (OTR 16-22 depending on the cut and
style).

Does anyone know what happened to GREAT FIT? I have looked for them on
line, but to know avail. Any ideas?


Re: Does anyone know what happened to GREAT FIT PATTERN COMPANY?
They went out of business quite a while back.  I loved them, too.

HSAJW wrote:
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Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to send wrote:
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Too bad!  I am only a "medium" in their pattern sizes (good for the
ego), and they modular concept seems to be the easiest thing to work
with since the multisized pattern. I guess we will have to live with
what is out there, but it is still a loss to anyone larger that a
pattern size 24.

By the way, have you ever tried a Silhouette Pattern?  Are they good?


Re: Does anyone know what happened to GREAT FIT PATTERN COMPANY?
I know this isn't a direct answer to your question, but others in this
group have mentioned the Modern Sewing/Lekala pattern company.  I
understand they use software to generate customized patterns that you
can print out yourself or have them mail to you.   This may be of
interest to you, since one is not limited to common sizes or
measurements.

http://m-sewing.com/index.php

Too bad Great Fit went out of business...

Pora


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wurstergirl wrote:
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There's also Dress Shop (holding nose), Pattern Master Boutique (See?  I
can be fair and not list my favorite first? LOL), Patternmaker,
Cochenille Design Studio, etc.

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Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to send wrote:

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Yes, I guess I was thinking that there is no learning curve associated
with Lekala.  You just pay for the service and pattern, not the
software itself.

Pora


Re: Does anyone know what happened to GREAT FIT PATTERN COMPANY?
Pora, the downside of such a service is twofold: If you change your
measurements for some reason you have to go through the whole process
again, and the patterns you purchased are useless. Additionally, when
you have the software, you have access to patterns for life of all
kinds, with virtually no additional cost. You don't get that with any of
the services, whether it's this one or the ones where you get your body
scanned (or skanned).

wurstergirl wrote:

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--
Karen Maslowski in Cincinnati
www.sewstorm.com

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Oh yes indeed.  I would love to be able to generate my own patterns and
almost bought the Wild Ginger stuff.  Got as far as playing with the
demos.  Still intend to buy when the $$ comes available.  (Kate's
experience will be interesting to hear about.)  The poster didn't say
how much effort she was interested in putting in for her patterns, so
I'm assuming on the less side.  But yes, learning to fish is
invaluable.

Pora


Re: Does anyone know what happened to GREAT FIT PATTERN COMPANY?
You might try buying one of the Click and Sew patterns from
fittingtips.com, especially if they still have their deal where you can
return it for full credit against the purchase price of Pattern Master
Boutique.

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Re: Does anyone know what happened to GREAT FIT PATTERN COMPANY?
somehow or other i did once have a copy of patternmaker. never managed
to make anything with it though!


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HSAJW wrote:
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No, but Fashion Patterns by Coni - www.fashionpatterns.com -- are
supposed to be great, especially if you have a pear-shaped figure.

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