Victor Costa pattern #
Does anyone remember a Vogue Designer Pattern by Victor Costa. It was for a very full evening jacket The back had a rounded yoke with full gathers below. The front and the back yoke I believe were one piece. The sleeves were just large rectangle sewed to the dropped yoke. I think it was in the late 80’s or early 90’s. I made it for a customer in 2 layers of organza for a wedding coat over a simple white sheath dress. Unfortunately she took her pattern with her…darn. I really want that pattern. Anybody….Have a #, the actual pattern????? I’ve looked on e-bay and vintage sites,,,,,,,,,,,,,,sharon p.s. Vogue needs a #…
I did a quick google search.
Is this what you are looking for?
Victor Costa Pattern # 2587--Self Lined Flared Coat and Close fitting strapless Dress.( front extending into shaped back yoke) ....Dated 1990
Hi Cherrypops, I just visited this eBay seller's site, which I enjoyed doing. This visit too made me again think what happened to clothing designs? They were so sleek and classy looking in days gone by. No wonder that as a child I wanted, when I grew up, to dress like my great aunts, my grandmother and my neighbor! I don't want to look like the neighbors now (the others are deceased) they look horrible in the attire they are wearing which is what is found on people everywhere! Awful. No taste and sloppy looking. The clothes today also are not of the quality they were when I was a child, and then even kids clothes seemed to be worthwhile. I guess that's why we sew huh! (I still want the patterns back. Does anyone think Vogue will ever do reprints?)
Wanda, I grew up in the 70's, have always loved the pre-70's clothes, mother's influence on modesty.
Both my mother and mother-in law grew up in the late 1930's/ early 40's..They looked like dolls in their dresses, socks and shoes. Moving on to full circle skirts, sweaters etc. My grandmother was gorgeous in the 20's as a debutante. I love sharing these photos with my son. Yes fashion changes, ideas change. Which is why I am so pleased to be able to sew. I agree some styles today are not to my liking either.
These are some of the great sites which have vintage used patterns for sale.
Take a look you may find something which interests you too.
http://www.acmenotions.com/index.html all the major companies in all eras.
Kindest regards, Cherrypops
Thanks for the website referrals. I will take a look.
These are cool sites I will have to book mark these!!I just love the Audrey Hepburn look!! Of course I kinda like the Marilyn Monroe look as well...That is just me a bit of everything!!I love love love Vintage!!Blondie
Glad you liked them.
I have a lot of unopened patterns from 50's 60's and 70's in my stash. I was interested in the prices on those . I guess I'll try to sell some of mine.
You will be surprised at the prices. The most I paid on Ebay for a 1930's dress pattern was $40 US. It was gorgeous, i couldn't not have it.
The lady in australia on ebay starts her bidding around $7.50. I have bought a few around $3.50 and sold them for double. Depends on the purchase market. I have been in a bidding war with one lady. I have a price limit.
Search google and ebay. There are many out there.
Keep in mind some patterns have no ink / printed markings on them. The older they are the more collectible they become.
I don't have any of the really, really old ones. Mine are 40-50 years old. (I knew there was a reason I never throw anything away!) I don't have a digital camera yet. When I manage to get one, I have some vintage clothes, patterns, etc. that I will sell. I rationalize by telling myself there's no hurry...they'll just get older and more valuable. There were a couple of Vogue patterns on that website that I would love to wear right now....but they were $75.
I have a few Australian Home Journals...$15 aud now. Complete with patterns from the 50's. I mainly buy the packets.
You will have so much fun with your digital camera. I take shots of my patterns and upload them to my file on the pc. a sort of catalogue. and i scan/photocopy the instructions so I can read them a little better and file them in my drawers. Also helps keep the originals in ok condition.
Vintage is big business nowadays.
Hey that is a great idea on how you cataloged your patterns...didn't even think about putting them on my computer..Go figure!!Thanks for the tid bitBlondie
I use my scanner when the digital camera battery is charging. yeah its great, Main folder Vintage and subfolders in the subsequent years. More modern patterns i file by type, dress, pants etc. Keeping the main File Vogue, McCalls etc.
I've given you more work to do now...
Once your daughters pick up you can add photos of their work in dated order. Nice to look back and see what was first made.
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