I am a recently retired engineer. I came to the old forum as a hobbyist maker of historical reenactment clothing, interested in vintage sewing techniques and antique drafting systems. While still involved with these, my interests have diversified over the years. I sometimes portray a working 19th century tailor at living history events so naturally am interested in vintage tools, and I have a small collection of antique irons, shears and sewing machines. I am curious about the development of the tailoring trade and men's clothing industry from their historical roots to where it things stand today. Finally, my interest in patterns has led me to try making some modern items for myself including shirts, trousers and vests. Resources available on the old forum were very helpful in this regard.
Having been at cross purposes with "Sator" years ago I want to clearly state that I understand that the Forum's purposes and subject matter are up to the administrators to decide. I will gladly share what little I know that may be of interest or use, and I hope to be able to benefit from the knowledge and experience of this distiguished company.