Sewing patterns were nothing new, but the Vogue Individualist line introduced the abstract, artistic designs of the 1980s to the general public
These were patterns that brought the new radical silhouettes of the decade into the homes of suburbia. The likes of Issey Miyake, Claude Montana and Isaac Mizrahi to name a few all featured through the range, allowing pretty much anyone who can sew the ability to construct their own fitted designer piece for a fraction of the cost. Of course, it required patience, endurance, and labour, but it is this attached element of craft that accomplishes a higher degree of personal achievement and inherent personal value imbued in the realised garment.
Sewing patterns were nothing new, but the Vogue Individualist line introduced the abstract, artistic designs of the 1980s to the general public, and due to their limited run, often fetch high prices on the second-hand market today. A scroll through eBay or Etsy sends you down a wormhole of crusty, sun-stained sewing patterns with faded yet often beautiful illustrations of what the finished garment (hopefully) will look like.