Well, there’s a first time for everything, right? With all the posts I’ve written here I haven’t yet been asking for help, but this is an exception!
You see, after my recent foray into buying vintage patterns for sale on Ebay, I received some purchases in the mail that truly surprised me – there was a Vintage Vogue 1940s dress pattern that was published in 1998!! I had absolutely no idea that Vintage Vogue designs had been around so long! I had always assumed they started in my teenage years (within the last decade), but this one I just bought would have come out when I was eight years old!
I know that all the major pattern companies have sold poodle skirt/semi-1950s patterns in their costume section since I was a little girl, but when did actual vintage reproductions start? Was there really any interest in it before 2006? (That seems to be the year when Butterick and Vogue began reproducing them in earnest.)
In addition, RockabillyKitten just wrote a post involving Simplicity 3748, which I had never seen before but promptly purchased on Etsy. I’ve had all the vintage designs memorized for the last five years or so, but did Simplicity have repro patterns before that?
Too many questions, I know, but I’m so curious to find out! I’m only in my early twenties, so I would greatly appreciate the knowledge of seamstresses who have been around longer than I have!
Thanks a lot!