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.
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.