Thursday, March 11, 2010

got a vintage vogue?

vogue 6441

I submitted some patterns to the Vogue Patterns vintage search recently (the one above, plus a handful more), but I wasn't really sure what would happen to them (you don't submit the patterns, just scans or photocopies). Luckily Pattern Junkie did more than just wonder, she actually wrote them to get the details! Check out the info she got from Vogue's Carolyne Cafaro here. The biggest eye-opener for me was that they do not redraft the patterns for "modern bodies", they simply grade them into multi-size patterns and write modern instructions.

Interested in submitting? Send a photocopy of the envelope to Vintage Vogue Search, Vogue Patterns Magazine, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271; send a scan of it to, putting 'Vintage Vogue Search' in the subject line. I'm not 100% sure but I believe they only use patterns from the 50s and earlier, and no designer names (I would assume that's because of trademark issues). If they decide to use your pattern, they'll ask you to send it in (for about 9 months) and you'll be credited on the envelope and get your original pattern back, plus 5 free Vogue patterns of your choice. According to the info on Pattern Junkie, they pick 4 a year, usually from their archive of submissions. And the bigger their archive, the more choice they'll have! Personally, I'd love to see more daywear, coats, and some kid's patterns!! Like this one:

vogue 2615

What would you like to see them bring back?

1 comment:

  1. Oooooh! I have a 1930's Vintage Vogue double breasted robe in two sleeve lengths and with optional hood or notched collar! Ooh! Thanks for sharing!


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