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!