Saturday, July 12, 2014

Group Love for Vintage Patterns on Pinterest

Now that I have a better idea of how Pinterest group boards work, I thought I should clarify how to join our vintage pattern group!

All I will need from anyone who wants to add patterns to the vintage pattern collection is a link to your personal Pinterest page, and make sure to follow this board (in order to add anyone to a group board, both parties have to follow at least one board from the other’s Pinterest account).  You can leave a comment on this post, or email me directly - contact info is at the top of the page.


There is no two pattern limit for adding pretty pics to the group board.  Any vintage Butterick, McCall, or Vogue pattern that you love and desperately want to add to your personal pattern stash belongs on the board!  The only exception are designer patterns (they usually have the signature of the designer printed on the envelope), so please do not add those.  The group board is just a place for us to share gorgeous designs and give The McCall Pattern Company an idea of what their customers are looking for in vintage reproduction patterns.  I certainly do not want to exclude anyone that is without a Pinterest account, so please feel free to email me images of your favorite vintage pattern designs if that is the case.

When you decide on your absolute favorites, make sure to email facebook [at] mccallpattern [dot] com (there is a limit here of one or two designs).  They are obviously looking for styles they think will sell to a wide audience, so keep that in mind while you are narrowing down your choices!

If, on the other hand, you have original Vogue patterns in your possession that you are willing to share (pieces and instructions must be complete) you can send pictures to editor [at] voguepattern [dot] com.  You will received credit on the pattern envelope and five patterns of your choosing if your pattern is selected – I would be all over this, except for the fact that the few Vogue patterns I own are incomplete, darn it!

Thank you to everyone for adding your voices to this discussion, and I look forward to seeing what designs will be produced in future collections!

18 comments:

  1. I've got a few I would like to add. My Pinterest profile is here http://www.pinterest.com/rhi_owens/ thanks!

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  2. Here's mine! http://www.pinterest.com/girliefrank/

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  3. Don't think I have any vintage McCall's but going to follow the board anyway for some inspiration.

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  4. This is really great, thank you so much for making this possible! In case I come across something, my link is http://www.pinterest.com/jessi8812/
    :)
    Jessica

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  5. Thank you Laura for leading this great initiative! I would love to be linked in with the pinterest board - my address is www.pinterest.com/pinnedup/.

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    1. Jo - your name is not coming up on the board - would you make sure you have started following that board! Thanks.

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  6. Thank you Lara for your passionate commitment.

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  7. Hi Laura, could you add me, too? http://www.pinterest.com/juleseclectic/ Thanks for doing this!

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    1. Searching patterns for that board was such an enabler...I bought five patterns today!

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    2. I feel your pain! There is a never-ending treasure trove out there . . . more are added daily on sites like etsy and ebay . . .

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  8. Hi, Laura. Mind if I remove some patterns that have been double-posted? The board is great, but it's making it harder to find just 2 favorites. Every time I check another great pattern has been added.

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    1. That would be fine - but I am not sure that you will be able to remove things. If not, I will go through at some point to remove duplicates.

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  9. Hi Laura, here's my link. Thanks doing this!
    http://www.pinterest.com/afgilmore93/vintage-patterns-i-would-love-to-add-to-my-collect/

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  10. http://www.pinterest.com/glendabrownlow/

    Thanks you, I'd love to join!

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    1. Wonderful! Please follow the group board so I can add you to the list.

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    2. Thank you, I think I have. Wonderful sewing patterns *sigh*

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  11. Overheard Rancor #1:

    "Message sent!" [audible exhale]

    "I'll say, she has the ear of the industry, and the hands of the masses, listening to, and lifting her, to a loftier landing."

    "Can one sew their way into the White House?"

    "This one can, through canny maneuvering, a cunning call to arms, and by being a crafty cause celebre'."

    "She no sooner laments than influential others seek her consult. Not certain which phase of her plan this is, but it is...working!" [shudders]

    "Ya, ya, ya. She successfully modified her patterns to a more national scale."

    "What happens as she aggregates her power-base, molds business models to her liking, and sets the stage for a national rise to prominence?"

    "Too late for wondering, or tears. She has gone from far-flung tipster to de facto ruler of the sewing world in a matter of months (42 to 60 depending on who is counting). Pinterest is but a platform, Threads Magazine a showcase, and her ardent admirer is the czar of mens sewing blogs."

    "So, will we become a pants suit nation, or a crinoline country?"

    "Quite possibly both, though I'm not sure what that means for the national silhouette."

    "Can Laura Mae share power?"

    "It's just a matter of wielding her influence from the west coast, while avoiding all formal responsibility and accompanying criticism, for a net gain in her favor, time and time again."

    "So she pulls the strings, without feeling the stings?"

    "Mmmm hmmmmm. Not even on their radar, the body politic is about to suffer a cage match with one in kitten heels and a brooch - and we both know how that will end."

    "That Laura Mae!"

    "Yes, THAT one."

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  12. http://www.pinterest.com/puskarz/vintage-vogue-dreaming/

    Thanks so much for your blog:)

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