Online Sewing Class: Altering Pants
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Patterns and Notions > The beginnings of Vogue Patterns ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
The beginnings of Vogue Patterns
From humble beginnings...
juliette2
star
juliette2
International AUSTRALIA
Member since 6/18/03
Posts: 1187
Send Message

      



Date: 10/21/11 4:58 AM

I'm reading the autobiography of Edna Woolman Chase, "Always in Vogue". She was the editor of Vogue magazine from 1914 to 1952. She started work at the magazine in 1895 (addressing envelopes by hand in the circulation department) and worked there for nearly 60 years.

She describes the beginnings of the Vogue Pattern company:

"Vogue also carried patterns, a department that developed into a great branch of the business from a truly humble start.

"A woman named Rosa Payne one day strolled into the office and suggested they print a pattern she had made. The atmosphere was casual, the mood of the editors receptive, so they printed it.

"The reader snipped a coupon, mailed it along with 50 cents to Vogue and in due course received the pattern, hand-cut by Mrs Payne on her dining room table. At that time and for several years after I joined the staff the problem of pattern sizes was simple. There was one, and it was a thirty-six.

"I think I was not an unattractive young woman, and I longed to be as fashionable as the drawings in Vogue, but the chic, the prevailing, the only permissible bust measurement, the perfect thirty-six, I did not possess. No matter how many ruffles I pinned to my corset cover, I retained a childlike desperately unchic flatness."


-- Edited on 10/21/11 5:00 AM --

------
It's a custom-made designer original. I made it myself.

a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Texas USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 7325
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to juliette2

Date: 10/21/11 7:56 AM

Thanks for sharing. This is going to the top of my read list.

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

Ann Smith
starstarstarstar
Ann Smith  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 248
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 10/22/11 2:17 PM

You remind me of the old days when I enjoyed seeing in Vogue magazine a page or two featuring garments made from Vogue patterns. That was always my favorite part of the magazine.
Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> The beginnings of Vogue Patterns

Merchants on PR

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Just Make it Sew


Quality Fashion Fabrics
Deals!

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Class Details

Online Class
Sewing Facings and Developing Facing Patterns
Sewing Facings and Developing Facing Patterns

Class Details

Kwik Sew 3027

photo
by: FreyaStark

Review
Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Long & Short Caftans

Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Long & Short Caftans

Pattern Details
SewBaby The Twirly Dress Pattern

SewBaby The Twirly Dress Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.