Fashion You Could Make At Home: Butterick And Co

By Kellar Ellsworth
Butterick inspired a new dawn of sew it yourself clothing. (pinterest)

In recent years, thanks to the helpfulness of Youtube, we’ve seen a marked rise in “Do it yourself” projects. Since watching an “expert” complete whatever deed you’ve set for yourself sits just a click away, why wouldn’t you give the old college try? However, this concept of DIY is not new. It literally started a century ago and gave rise to one of the first clothing empires in America. The story begins with a tailor named Ebenezer Butterick and his wife Ellen, who made family clothes.