Share Lizzie Bramlett is a collector of vintage clothing and sewing patterns , and can be reached via her website, Fuzzylizzie. These first paper patterns were designed by Ellen Curtis Demorest. Starting in 1860, these patterns were sold through her magazine, Mme. In 1863, American tailor Ebenezer Butterick was the first to create a sewing pattern in various sizes. It was his idea to use tissue paper for the mass production of sewing patterns.