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Vogue pattern dating

Also make sure the back of the envelope is intact, as it has valuable information such as the amount of fabric you’ll need. ) to find vintage patterns in pristine condition, but sometimes you can find unused ones that still have the original folds in the tissue.These patterns are “factory folded” and they are a real treat to find.

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The full hairstyle on the blonde suggests pretty close to 1970, as do her chunky heeled shoes (visible just under the hem of her long black maxi).These are also the most commonly found vintage patterns, though there were dozens of smaller companies who produced some wonderful designs. Some collect designs from just one era, the 1960s Mod look for instance, that may suit their body shape or their lifestyle. I know one collector who buys just the Butterick Young Designers from the 1960s and 1970s.She became interested in these because she has fond memories of sewing them back in her youth. Their envelopes featured Hollywood starlets in the 1930s and 40s.And for an ordinary design, it might be better to wait for a copy in better condition.Remember, these were manufactured by the thousands!There is no guess-work about completeness with a factory folded pattern.

On the other hand, well-used patterns can still be valuable and usable.

I also wanted to pin down the date: was it late ’60s or early ’70s?

Despite fashions changing rapidly during this decade, popular styles clung on, sometimes for a long time.

If you’d like to try your hand at your own Vogue dress, the pattern is now available in the webshop: unless I decide to try it myself, of course!

Paper sewing patterns were first manufactured in the middle of the 1800s.

An accomplished sewer may not mind a few missing pieces, but most of us need them all.