Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nina Ricci Vintage Pattern Splurge

I somehow stumbled across this 1970 Vogue Paris Originals pattern while perusing current Nina Ricci pieces. 

The jacket is unremarkable, but isn't the dress fabulous?! The fitted bodice and long sleeves, the exaggerated skirt, the center pleat detailing... I just had to have this dress pattern! Even though it was $25.



 What is the most you have spent on a pattern?

18 comments:

Rachel said...

That is gorgeous!!! I recently spent $24 on a vintage Vogue Diane von Furstenberg pattern I had been hunting for months.

Gertie said...

$24 is a steal for that fantastic pattern! I spent $100 on the evening dress pattern from Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing. Kind of shocking, huh? Not even a designer pattern or anything. But: it had to be done.

Anonymous said...

Hey I just purchased a Vogue Couturier Design 1423 By Jo Mattli of London for .25 Australian cents!! I check it on one site for sale price and it is US$45!!! It is the first vintage designer couture pattern I have bought (or seen for that matter) and it is pre-cut with hole markings and no writing and still wrapped in tissue paper! I couldn't believe it ... it's worth the money not to have to cut out the pattern pieces!
Anyway I like the pattern but can't put pins in it to cut it out so may have to trace it.
Sofie

Christiana said...

oooooh, I absolutely love the jacket

Faye Lewis said...

$15.00 not counting shipping and handling for me.

Peter said...

I also like the jacket. Isn't that a suit though? Is the blouse attached to the skirt? In the scheme of things, $25 isn't that big a deal, not for a pattern like that.

Denise Calhoun said...

Love the jacket! If it's complete, it's a steal. You did good, girl.

Karin said...

Ah, I LOVE the jacket... it's so well fitted, there's (in my eyes) perfect balance between shoulders, sleeves, collar and body. It might be a bit short unless worn with high waisted things though. And I think you could use it for many different styles if you change the details.
The most I paid so far was 24us$ + 6$ shipping, so 30. That was a 1930's pattern that I just fell in love with... but I still haven't used it... (but then, if it's still nice after 80 years I guess it will keep a couple more!).

quer|elastisch Sabine Sprotte said...

$ 24,-- converted € 18,80

Patterns at Pattern Company (www.pattern-company) cost till € 15,--. And for a cout at Zwischenmass (www.zwischenmass.de) we pay about € 18,--. These are small pattern makers. But the price is worth it.

I don't know the acutally prices of Burda, cause I don't buy them often.

So, you might be happy, that buying patterns is sometime cheeper in the States.

Nice weekend.
Sabine

Rūta said...

That pattern is really awesome!
And I'm rearelly buying patterns, so couldn't even answer to your question. Very liitle =).

Eugenia said...

Great pattern - I don't think $25 is too much to spend on a pattern that you love!

Carolyn said...

I love that jacket too; it's absolutely gorgeous. fitted perfection, and sort of military in keeping with trends today. A really good find!!
In answer to your question, the most I've spent is $25 AUS, that's the average cost of new Vogue patterns here (not on special)

Branka said...

Living where I live (central Europe) i have to order all US patterns online, which together with the shipment costs sometimes adds up to a ridiculous price per pattern. Same with sewing books and fabric. But oh well.. i love sewing, so it's worth all the money:)
Great pattern btw, can't wait to see the dress you make!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I really don't think $25 is that much for a vintage pattern at all. Have you seen the final bids on some of those ebay auctions? It is amazing what some folks will pay for a vintage Diane von Furstenburg, etc.

Sheila said...

I purchased 2 loes hines patterns for $15.00 each plus shipping, so far that is the most I've spent on patterns. I've been eyeing Trudy Jansen's P#906 pattern for $16.75.

lorenakitty said...

That is a gorgeous classic pattern and no, you did not pay an outrageous sum. Using different fabrics you'll get more than one look from it. I've twice paid more than $50 and often wish I had the means to afford more. I very rarely purchase RTW so buying a pattern is a bargain in comparison!

amber said...

Yup, the dress is beautiful. I recently bought a vintage DVF for $15. Worth every penny, IMO. :)

Sew it my way! said...

Since this is a designer pattern and very "chic", it is well worth it for the fit and style you want to convey. I would love this in wool flannel it would feel like a million dollars!