Does anyone know what happened to GREAT FIT PATTERN COMPANY?

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?
Reply to
HSAJW
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?
Reply to
HSAJW
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.
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bad Great Fit went out of business... Pora
Reply to
wurstergirl
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.
Reply to
Melinda Meahan - take out TRAS
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
Reply to
wurstergirl
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).
Reply to
Karen Maslowski
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 $$ comes available. (Kate's experience will be interesting to hear about.) The poster didn't say how much effort she was interested in putting in for her patterns, so I'm assuming on the less side. But yes, learning to fish is invaluable.
Pora
Reply to
wurstergirl
You might try buying one of the Click and Sew patterns from fittingtips.com, especially if they still have their deal where you can return it for full credit against the purchase price of Pattern Master Boutique.
> Oh yes indeed. I would love to be able to generate my own patterns and > almost bought the Wild Ginger stuff. Got as far as playing with the > demos. Still intend to buy when the $$ comes available. (Kate's > experience will be interesting to hear about.) The poster didn't say
Reply to
Melinda Meahan - take out TRAS

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