Vintage Vogue Patterns

Vogue publishes patterns via McCall Patterns, available through McCall’s web site. This is not very exciting, except that Vogue reprints vintage patterns and has a small selection of them available, and vintage Vogue sewing patterns are awesome. Click here to visit the site, and remember that vintage sizing and modern sizing are different beasts.

Usually the patterns run somewhere around $12 each, which is not bad for a brand-spanky-new vintage pattern.

However. THEY HAD A SALE! I capitalized on that.


I bought 3 patterns for under $4 each. I would have bought a few more, but I only wanted patterns that were classified as ‘easy.’ Because the sewing machine and I are not always simpatico. Having since examined the patterns, I have discovered that ‘easy’ in 1954 translates into ‘THIS HAS HOW MANY PIECES!? I HAVE TO SEW DARTS!!??!’ in 2012, but I shall persevere.

All 3 patterns are from the 50s – two from 1954 and one from 1957.

When I finish them, I’ll post outfit pics. Of course. I plan on sewing the dress that appears easiest first, and using a cheap fabric. Because I’ll probably screw it up, and really would hate to waste good fabric when if that happens.

Wish me luck. And bring me vodka.


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