It’s hard to tell from the pictures. The thick hardback ones are the ones that are worth the most. If they have a lot of designers, they can fetch a couple of hundred dollars. The monthly magazines that are actually title Vogue Pattern book are worth less—15-50 dollars, depending. Those are the ones with about 96 pages. Again, the more designers or eclectic styles the better. Mod sixties typically go for more than early or later sixties, depending upon a lot of variables. The monthly brochures of a few pages and printed on newsprint type paper can go for $5-15. I hope this helps.
If they are pre 1924, they are in the public domain. If they are between 1924 and 1961, they may still be in copyright. If they are post 1961, they are in copyright. The copyright covers art and instructions, but not the actual pieces. The only way to know if they are truly still in copyright is through the Library of Congress doing a copyright search.
Not as far as I know. Do you have a specific pattern in mind?
No, but there are links to where to buy patterns. For some reason, someone wrote an article saying the patterns are free here. They’re not.
So much of the problems are theatre related—they have to have a certain look for the camera, so they fudge it. Then there are the fantasy shows aka Game of Thrones, where it’s all imagination but wow, is it impressive. And designers like to take the historical fashion and add their own flair, aka Outlander’s nod to Dior’s Bar suit in a 1700s dress—genius. Mad Men is my favorite as far as accuracy. There probably more historical ones I’m not thinking of right now, but husband is currently watching the old Black Adder show from BBC and although I don’t know how accurate it is, the costumes are beauty and detailed. Strange to see that in a comedy!
The Lanvin 4856 pattern is for the gown. There may or may not be a pattern number for the hat. It’s from 1927.
Do you have a photo? I can do a search if you do.
There is a link on the home page as to how to add a pattern. Yours is really cute!
Which one? Pattern companies reused numbers, so do you want one of the listings here?
It’s not possible to purchase directly from the wiki site, but if there are vendors listed toward the bottom of that Pattern’s page, you can click and purchase it from them.
My grandmother was a fashion editor for Pictorial Review in the 1920s. <3
Please be cautious when buying reproduction patterns, as copyrights are often violated. It appears that many of the repros this seller offers are in violation of copyright law. Anything post 1964 is not ever legal to copy. Before that is tricky to determine but is possible with the correct research. Please consider supporting sellers who stay within the copyright laws.