The Tailor's Apprentice offers you the Miss Page Retro Vintage Pattern Collection (link /patterns/category/1940s). Starting with the gowns of the 1940s war years, my ePatterns offer you a wardrobe of variety and panache. A day dress for the office that can then take you to a dance after work, a sassy sailor suit, a pair of 'dig for Victory' Australian Land Army Girl overalls, an elegant evening gown to go out on that special date, look glamorous and alluring for your partner and a wedding gown of simplicity and beauty, perfect for a war bride. ePatterns developed from gowns made made by Miss Violet Florence Page’s (link /patterns/category/miss-page) in her creative career as a dress maker from the 1920s to the 1950s in the beautiful Blue Mountains, Australia. ePatterns that are true to the 40s but made for the 21st century woman. Perfect gowns for work and play, for your rockabilly and swing evenings, 40s repro vintage ePatterns that are are period correct for your living history event.
I try to 'Think Global - Act Local' and live it in my business and personal life.
I believe Earth is the one and only planet available to us and therefore we should sustain it and keep it healthy and alive, along with all the glorious diversity of plants and animals that it sustains.
I believe all businesses should be as environmentally responsible as they can manage and afford.
It is part of my business ethics.
I offer ePatterns as 'print on demand' patterns waste less resources than one in a pattern packet.
It also allows you instant access to your purchase, no delays waiting for the postal service and no postal fees to add to the bill!
Green web hosting
My web hosting service is climate friendly and wind powered by 130%, not just neutralising their environmental impact, but reversing it.
My office environment
I work from home so am not commuting to and from work, we use photovoltaics to power the NSW electricity grid, solar hot water and reduce, reuse, recycle as much as possible.
We grow our own veggies, have chickens, cycle any distance less than 5 kms (and more when time permits), use public transport and 'shanks pony' (i.e. walk to our destinations when possible).
Every business dealing is done on the computer and via the computer. All files are electronically stored and I try not to print unless absolutely necessary. When I do its with recycled paper and I refill my printer ink cartridges.