I was reading a blog post the other day by pattern-vault and where she is having a giveaway for the new vintage vogue pattern
which I must admit, the way they put it together on the envelope was not all that impressive to me. But the coat is lovely, just look at the original pattern.
I have no clue why they would not have had copies of the old patterns, but it is terrible because there are so many lovely patterns that could be made into reproduction patterns.
I am not sure how you feel about this, but my immediate reaction was to look through all of the vintage vogue patterns I own to see if I had anything to send to vogue that they might want to make into a reproduction pattern.
I can see where some might have a problem with this because it could potentially lower the value of the original or if you are planning on making the pattern for yourself (or as a business) then it would not be as unique.
I don't have a problem with either of those seeing as I live in West Virginia and I have not come across anyone who dresses vintage every day like I do. The very few people that I have seen dressed vintage inspired were wearing modern ready to wear clothes. Even if there was someone who had the same dress pattern, the fabric and option choices would make it so that it is almost impossible for someone to be wearing the same dress.
So I contacted Pattern-vault on twitter and she gave me the contact for vintage vogue in which to send pictures of the patterns (if they decide they want them, then I can figure out how I am suppose to scan the whole thing or whatever is needed to get it to them).
One big note- vogue designer patterns are ineligible due to licensing issues
Here is the email that she provided me (please don't spam her about other things, this could be a really big opportunity for us) Carolyne Cafaro at carolynec[@]mccallpattern[.]
Once I noticed the email address I also pulled out my vintage McCalls patterns too.
Here is what I had in my stash. I am not sure if I should send them all or just the ones that I think would make great reproduction patterns what do you think?
Edited to add: Many people have been asking if Butterick does the same thing and Laura from Lilacs & Lace found out. She posted all about it here, so check it out. http://www.lauramaedesigns.com/2013/02/harping-on-theme.html