Hello my friends! There’s so much stuff going on behind the scenes and I’m feeling slightly scattered, but I wanted to take a moment to post this amazing vintage patterns haul I received from a friend a few weeks ago, mostly as a way to have a handy reference for myself. The patterns appear to range from the 1960s to 1990s and I feel like a sewing godmother swooped down unexpectedly and waved her wand.
There are SO many patterns that I couldn’t scan them all in one go, but for today I wanted to feature the Vogue patterns in the large envelope format, many of which have me swooning. For example, I desperately want to make this coat:
Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s happening for winter 2019, mark my word!
I thought these from the 80s were hilarious:
Oh man, I’m so in love with the Vogue Paris Original patterns:
I’m also digging the Couturier series:
And then there are some patterns lumped into “Vogue American Designers” (there are a couple that are called “Americana” which might be a different category, but oh well)::
I wasn’t aware that Vogue had all sorts of other categories like Basic Designs, Career, and something labeled Vogue Attitudes.
Finally, there was one random pattern for making stuffed animals. So funny!
Incredible, right? Most of the patterns are in pristine uncut condition and I’m pretty sure I can fit into the size 12. In part 2, I’ll share the interesting backstory of how I came to receive this treasure trove. For now, I must get back to sample sewing and preparing for my book’s upcoming photoshoot! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!