Vintage Vogue Surprise + Giveaway

Vogue S-4595detail

Last June a Vogue Patterns representative contacted me about borrowing a pattern from my collection, to be reissued in the Vintage Vogue line.

Because Vogue Patterns doesn’t have all their patterns archived, the company runs an ongoing Vintage Vogue search to find patterns for reproduction. (More details in pattern junkie’s post here.) I had e-mailed a few scans of my vintage, non-designer Vogue patterns (designer patterns are ineligible due to licensing issues) and they chose this 1950s Vogue Special Design:

1950s dress and redingote pattern, Vogue S-4595
Vogue S-4595 (1955) Dress and redingote.

The envelope description reads: One piece dress and redingote. Slim skirt joins the bodice at waist-line. Low, oval neck-line. Short kimono sleeves. Fitted redingote flared below hip-line. Shawl collar and detachable top collar. Tied closing at waist-line. Below elbow length sleeves cut in one with front and back.

Here are the original fabric suggestions:


Here is the new, reissued pattern, V8875:

Vintage Vogue pattern V8875
V8875 schematic
Technical drawing for V8875

The updated description reads: Misses’ dress, belt, coat and detachable collar. Dress has close-fitting bodice with side front/side back seams, inside belt, front pleated skirt, side zipper, and self belt with buckle. Fitted and flared coat has front extending into back collar, detachable collar, princess darts, hook/eye closure and tie ends. A and B: front and back cut-in-one with sleeves.

Recommended fabrics: A (dress): crepe, shantung and tissue taffeta. B (coat): wool crepe, flannel and worsted.

To celebrate the new Vintage Vogue release, I’m giving away two copies of V8875, one in each size range—B5 (8-10-12-14-16) and F5 (16-18-20-22-24).* To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below by midnight on Thursday, February 7th (deadline extended), and mention your preferred size range. (Size chart here.) The winners will be announced on Friday, February 8th. Good luck!

* Copies of V8875 courtesy of Vogue Patterns; worldwide shipping costs covered by me.

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! **

263 thoughts on “Vintage Vogue Surprise + Giveaway

    1. The new dress looks amazing and I would love to make it. My preferred size is 16-24 – many thanks for the giveaway!!!

    2. the old patterns are the best. thank you for doing this. I am going to read your old posts. I would like to try this (8-10-12-14-16)

    3. I love the vintage vogue collections my winter coat V1083 is cut and ready to sew through autumn and I’ve just sewn one of Vogue’s vintage inspired patterns V8727. Oh all things stylish…when will we be able to wear gloves again? Size 8-14 please!

    4. I love Vintage Vogue because they have darts and ways to fit a garment instead of seamless, dartless sacks. My preferred size is the F5 (16-24). Thank you for sharing

  1. Oh how I love that redingote (always a soft spot for them), I’ll take the chance to win a copy in B5 but even if I don’t I’ll be buying this one anyway! What a great choice of reissue.

  2. I absolutely love these styles so much that I have adapted them as mine now. I have even begun to sew my own dresses. This one would be great in my collection of dresses to make. I would need an F5 sizing range. Thank you guys for this fun opportunity!

  3. What a fantastic thing that Vogue are doing. Totally love the re-issuing of patterns to modern fittings and love that the sewing community gets to be part of it. Thanks for sharing this. I’d love the 16-24 range. πŸ™‚

  4. That is a wonderful pattern, I am glad you had it and then showed it to vogue so they could do this reprint!

  5. I really love the 1950s’ pattern artwork, and this on your pattern is especially nice. B5 would be my size – and I’d be thrilled to win!

  6. This is so exciting! I didnt know Vogue was searching for old patterns of theirs. Thank you for sharing. F5. πŸ˜€

  7. Wow!!!! I would love to add this to my collection. If I was to win this, I would like to have size range B5. Thanks!

  8. How amazing! What an honor to have Vogue use your pattern! I would love to win a copy in the b5 range. Tanks so much for sharing with a giveaway!

  9. Wow, I love that Vogue patterns people reach out to an independent company, what a cool collaboration.. I would love to win this pattern, and if I will.. I am in B5 size range. Thank you so much for this giveaway and congratulations!

  10. Thank you for sharing your special patterns with Vogue so we all have an opportunity to recreate them. This one is just fabulous and so versatile. Im in need of some luck at the moment! F5 would be my choice if I was lucky enough to win.

  11. Ohhhh Dahling! I have a soirΓ©e coming up and it would be divine to wear this oh-so-chic ensemble! (in the F5!!)

  12. So cute, this dress looks beautiful… would be my LBD, if I would be lucky. Unfortunately I don’t know the sizes, bit I am looking like the women in the V8875 picture πŸ™‚

  13. When looking through the new Vogues the other day, this was really the only one that shouted “Make me!”. I loved it immediately. I’m on a pattern diet at the moment but gifts are always welcome πŸ™‚ Size B5. Lucky for us all that you had a copy of the original.

  14. Beautiful ~ Stunning I would love to win this pattern. I could use either size.- but if we have to chose for the drawing I would put the F5 first.
    Contact is – fourkid (at) mindspring (dot) com

  15. How neat! I would love to have a B5 copy!
    P.S. Thank you for allowing your international readers to take part in this giveaway! πŸ˜‰

  16. Woot! Gertie sent me. πŸ™‚ and I am glad to be here!

    I’m an F5 and darned proud of it. Thanks for the chance to win a spiffy pattern.

  17. How lovely! I would love to be entered…it is so cool to learn about this project (and time to check my vintage archive for some Vogues!) I’m in the F5 category.


  18. Gorgeous! Lovely choice in one of my favorite coat types Even better, the modern reproductions are in my size range. πŸ™‚ F5 is my size choice.

  19. I haven’t had any luck finding vintage vogue in the past, the fact they are now making them more accessible is fantastic. Love the dress and the redingote is not bad either (dnt think I would attempt it in lime green however). Thanks for the chance to win.. Size 8-10 please!!

  20. Gorgeous pattern, I love the armscye. Someone mentioned you were the designer? Or an owner of the original pattern copy?
    F5 range. Thank you for helping this simply stylish design being available again.

  21. Brilliant reissue and great that you had the original. I’d love an F5 copy and it isn’t yet available to buy in the UK, I don’t think.

  22. I’d love a chance to win a B5 ranged pattern, it’s just gorgeous! ❀

    Thanks so much for bringing this pattern back and this give-away!

  23. What a beautiful dress! Thank you for your generosity. My size would be B5 (8-10-12-14-16). Best regards from Spain!

  24. What a lovely blog to find & love this gorgeous pattern, although have to admit I had to google “redingote” as hadn’t heard that term before and ended up pinning several vintage pics. I’d be happy with either size as I’m in the middle.

  25. I’m new to your blog and will be a regular visitor! Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous pattern! I would need the B5 size range. Thank you again!

  26. This is gorgeous! Please enter me for the B5 (8-10-12-14-16). Thanks for the great giveaway!

  27. I’m quite interested in this, I think a redingote is something that has definitely been lost in time!

    I didn’t realise that Vogue did sizing up to a 24, though? F5 would be my size range!
    A great giveaway and blog, however!

  28. Hi there,
    Thrilled to have found your site and all the terrific vintage patterns.
    Having just completed a labour of love for my teenage daughter.V8804, following all the Chanel couture techniques, I think its my turn to make something special for me.

    Would be amazing to win this pattern and enjoy finding the right fabrics to make a wonderful vintage style outfit in time for a day at the races in the summer……….a birthday treat.

    Good luck to everyone. If I am fortunate, B5 would suit me and my daughter too……..she is into vintage as well. Lucky we are the same size.

    Thanks for passing on the pattern to Vogue, so that we do all have the opportunity to wear this and feel special.

  29. B5 size please. I didn’t realize that Vogue depended on individual collectors and curators to reissue patterns. Thanks for sharing.

  30. This is gorgeous. So much style and so feminine. Thank you so much for the giveaway. If I am lucky to win I would love the B5.

  31. I tried to comment earlier but I couldn’t remember my WordPress password, so if I show up twice, it is COMPLETELY by accident! Oh, and I would love to try the F5 πŸ™‚

  32. So elegant. Love that vogue is searching for fab vintage patterns to reprint. Lets hope they start bringing back ones with gorgeous details and more tailoring. Fingers crossed and F5 would be great to win. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  33. Awesome! It’s great that vintage patterns are being reissued and revamped for larger sizes πŸ™‚ F5 sizing for me please!

  34. I love this vintage pattern. A size F5 would not be as adorable as a smaller size.
    But this is a classic look that will flatter any figure.
    Even a more mature one!
    Wish me luck

  35. Greetings from Sydney, Australia. I’m a sewing maniac & adore the reissue of Vintage Vogue. I’ve recently lost a lot of weight & can now see myself wearing one of these gorgeous feminine dresses so my fingers & toes are crossed tight (size 12). Cheers.

  36. I agree with everyone else here, I’m really pleased that Vogue are searching the land for out of print, vintage patterns. I just love the style of this dress – so simple but elegant. I would definitely love to add this to my collection of patterns waiting to be made up! B5 would be my preferred size please.
    Love your blog!

  37. Yay for another vintage Vogue release! Congratulations on having your pattern chosen, that’s really rather neat. πŸ™‚

    I’d love size range B5 please (range 8 – 16).

  38. Another Aussie girl here. This dress would be a great little saucy number for the office. I would appreciate it. The B5 range please. Many thanks, Jacqueline

  39. I would love to make this in a blue polka dot and matching solid coat like on the original pattern envelope!

    B5 (8-10-12-14-16)

  40. Hi! This pattern is so elegant and I would love to have it hanging in my wardrobe! The B5 will be perfect for me.

    Kind regards,
    Nerges (Sweden)

  41. What a fantastic pattern! So pleased Vogue plan to reissue this. I would love to win the B5 sizes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. A really cool pattern, I think I like the vintage one the best!
    I stumbled upon your blog by Gerties blog, I like your vintage patterns. It so reminds me of what my grandmother could have made and worn.

    My size range would be B5, I would love to be picked!

  43. I hate the fabric Vogue chose, but the pattern is great. Winning it would make me very happy! By the way, my size range is B5.

  44. Oh, how wonderful. I would love to have this pattern. I’m a size 16 so either one goes for me…if I have to choose I guess the F5 sizing would be more forgiving. Thanks for the give-away and good luck everyone!

  45. I would love either size – the smaller for my daughter or the larger for myself. My teen daughter discovered vintage clothes and I love going to shops with her. The beautiful fabrics and construction – amazing! The coat on this pattern is particularly beautiful!

  46. I had no idea that is how they found vintage patterns. That is really cool! I would prefer the F-5, but B-5 would work also because I usually work off of size 16.

  47. How nice of you to lend your pattern to Vogue. I hope they do lots of reissues, as I love them!
    I would like to enter your giveaway for the size range B5. Thank you.

  48. I just looked at this pattern today and thought I had to have it. I don’t own any dressy dresses and the coat would just make it look fab. Thank you for offering this great giveaway. I prefer size F5.

  49. Hi I too love all the vintage Vogue looks and would love to win this pattern, God willing (?)(!) Anyway if I am fortunate enough pls send it in the larger size range 16-24 please. Thanks for your excellent contest!

  50. I have just bought some beautiful silk in Cambodia and can imagine this pattern made up in some of it. My size is 10-12

  51. Found your book….love it….so that brought me to your site….and now a chance to win a pattern….awesome! Thanks for the instructions, the fun read and the chance to win a new (to me) pattern. I would require an F5 in the instance that i would win. Thanks for hosting this contest. k.

  52. Ive just recently started a love affair with 50’s fashion and this would be well used.Especially as im a plus size so Id use the 16 to 24 pattern.Thank you for the chance to own this pattern but also all the other info on your blog which i love

  53. What a lovely pattern. It is very hard to find clothes to fit me as I am very petite so I have been making my own clothes for a couple of years. I would be very excited receive this pattern. I am a B5 size 8 to 12. Thank you.

  54. F5 would be perfect for me. I love the length of the dress. And the redingcote in this revised version is very nice. I think I like it better than the original.

  55. Love that they reissue vintage patterns!! This would be so fun to make. Thanks for the give away & lending from your stash to make it happen

  56. Love the Vintage revival and the dress is so cute too! I would make a co-ordinated wardrobe of many dresses and collars and then the coat…(starts to dream about fabric choices….hmmmm) size 8-16.BTW, popped over from Gerties blog !

  57. I would love this, whether I win or not, I plan on getting this! My preferred size is form the B5 set. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  58. This is so exciting. I’d love to come across the vintage pattern – or win the repro give away in the smaller size range of B5. Thanks!

  59. Oh my, that must be exciting for an owner of a vintage pattern!
    Thank you for the giveaway – I feel a bit bad entering, having just come to your blog, but I think I will stay a while… I would use the B5 range, if.

  60. Oh my goodness, this must be my 20th attempt to comment! I apologize if you get 19 other comments from me on your blog, but WordPress is being very difficult for me today.

    Anyway…it’s such a lovely pattern. I’d like to put my name in for an F5, please. I’ve been wanting to make a vintage sheath dress for some time now.

  61. A redingote, no less! This word (and garment) is new to me… I’ve clearly been missing out. Here’s to being in with a shot at having one of my very own! B5, please.

  62. And my wedding going away outfit is found!

    This is the most elegant and refined of designs, wonderfully true to the 50’s aesthetic, while not straying into the predictable and sometimes costumey nature of reissues.

    A 16-24 would fit my vintage curves perfectly – and in a final stoke of luck I have just the right light cashmere flannel left to me by my fiancΓ©e’s grandmother πŸ™‚

  63. A thrilling opportunity! The clothes of the past tell a story of detail and care. I am in the B5 range and would welcome this pattern for my wardrobe.

  64. I scan ebay every now and then for vintage patterns and love the look. I’d need an F5 and would enjoy making the outfit.

  65. how stylish …what a shame they took the term redingote out of the new discription πŸ™‚ would just love this for a spring wedding …..F5 for me pretty please xxx

  66. I love this especially in the colourways they have chosen. Thank you so much for sending the original to them and getting Vogue into re-releasing it; If I were lucky enough to win a copy I am in the larger F5 range of sizes xx

  67. Count me in please! And congratulations on being so necessary to such a huge company! I’d prefer the F5 sizing. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  68. Oh my goodness! This pattern is lovely. Thank you for sharing this pattern with Vogue so that it is shared with so many others! And the hosting this give-away. Please throw my name into the hat. I prefer the B5 sizing.

  69. I had no idea that you could sent in scans for reproduction consideration. How neat and thanks for a lovely giveaway. I’d like to be entered. My size range would be F5.

  70. Such a beautiful dress- simple, yet elegant. I’m sure I have a picture of my mom wearing a dress just like it! I would need the B-5 range. Thank you!

  71. This is ACES!!!! I’ve been hoarding all of the reissued Vintage vogue patterns, can’t wait till this one is out so I can add it to my collection ;D (ooo, ps, size range is B5! )

  72. Hi dear. Thanks a lot for this giveaway! Hope I get to be amongst ur winners. I really do need it. Getting such would be a lovely. Thing for me. Keep up the good work!

  73. Oh this is so lovely! How fun that they chose your pattern πŸ˜€ It must be cool to see it reproduced again. If I win I would love the b5 range please πŸ™‚

  74. Oh My Goodness! I love this pattern and currently have it “pinned” on my pinterest account in Patterns to Get! I would SO love to win this and how cool that you were responsible for bringing it back! You rock and deserve a medal!! I would be interested in the smaller size B5.

  75. The style looks great! Though I have to admit that I especially love the simple lines of the dress- I’d love to receive this in the mail!

  76. Wow it looks so pretty and special πŸ™‚ i would love the 16-24 pattern… I can just imagine showing up at work wearing this. A real head turner!

  77. This is my first visit to your blog. I love this pattern and love the cap sleeves on the dress! Back in the 70’s I got a great shirtwaist dress from Goodwill. I wish I still had that dress! Now I could make a similar dress with this pattern! I would need the smaller size. Thanks!

  78. What a lovely giveaway. I have never sewn anything vintage, but this pattern looks amazing & I would love to try something different. Size range B5 (8-16). Thank you

  79. Am I too late (writing from Australia and it’s now Friday!)? My daughter loves retro and I love to sew. She is 18 years old and has a beautiful hourglass curvy figure, perfect for this type of styling. I can’t wait to try this pattern.

  80. Thank you for helping this one come back to action! I’ll cross my fingers in the giveaway. My range would be B5 (8-16).

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