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Date: 3/22/11 5:24 PM

I have a vintage pattern I can't find a date on. It is Voge special design (with sew in label!) 5506, a two piece dress: belted jacket with elbow length sleeves and full circle skirt with pleats. I know it is very old because the instructions tell you to try it on with the heels and GIRDLE you plan to wear with it. The size 14 has a 34" bust and 36" hip. Anyone have any ideas on the date?
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Date: 3/23/11 8:46 AM

You might find some info on this discussion:

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Date: 3/23/11 3:09 PM

Steph, There is a vintage pattern catalog online here, and it includes Vogue special designs as well as all other Vogue patterns.

I don't see the 5506 listed, but they do seem to go in yearly order, and 4999 is 1959, while the 5606 here is dated Dec '62/Jan '63. since your number falls between these 2, I would presume this means yours is about one year older than the 5606, so '60 or 61', most likely 1961. Do you have a picture of the pattern envelope to share? I can't wait to see it, in any case!

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In reply to Steph9732

Date: 3/23/11 3:55 PM

Try these people. Lot's of info o the companies and the patterns.
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Also, the thread on Dating vintage patterns has additional great info.

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2010-115.5
2011-80.25+30+donated
2012 86.3 yds..
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