Calandra Cooper

New Vogue sewing patterns

Calandra Cooper
New Vogue sewing patterns

In 1956 Vogue Pattern Company made changes to its pattern construction.  Beginning March 1 of that year, every new Vogue pattern design became “printed and Perforated”.

During that time, it was the only pattern containing both easy-to-follow features-that being “printed” and “perforated”.    

Vogue called it a “blueprint to perfection”.

On each Vogue pattern was clearly marked with a pattern number, the number of pattern pieces, the pattern size and the outlines of the pattern were printed with long broken lines around the edges; making it easier to mark darts and seam lines.

Perforations (cut out of circles, squares and triangles) made pinning “tailor tacking” and adding chalk marks easier.

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Each pattern piece was exactly the size that the fabric should be cut; eliminating the guesswork about how much to leave for “margins” (seam allowances). A sewing guide with simplified, enlarged diagrams also pointed the right way to go and pattern included a sheet giving instructions on alterations, fabric preparation, cutting, marking, pressing, fitting and finishing tips.  

 Every new pattern envelope, with all these features bore a symbol with the legend “Vogues New Printed and Perfoated Pattern.