Vogue Patterns Magazine is Looking for Contributors

Write for us - Vogue Patterns Magazine is looking for contributors

Do you sew? Do you write? Do you want to share your projects, techniques, and ideas with an international audience and get paid for it? We want to hear from you!

Vogue Patterns Magazine publishes six issues a year for a readership of dedicated, enthusiastic fashion sewists. We include articles about fabrics, tools and notions, sewing techniques, fit, and more, plus detailed step-by-step projects and a generous dose of fashion inspiration. We’re looking for writers who are passionate about fashion sewing and can bring new perspectives and ideas to any of these areas.

Here are some of the topics we’re interested in covering:

  • methods for garment construction, seam finishes, closures, etc.
  • fitting solutions
  • notions, tools, and equipment
  • techniques, information, and maintenance for sewing machines, sergers, coverstitchers, etc.
  • fabrics and fibers
  • fashion embellishments
  • new sewing resources
  • project planning and organization
  • inspiring designers and sewists
  • sewing and fashion history
  • anything that makes your sewing more beautiful, more efficient, or more rewarding

In addition, each issue includes step-by-step projects that stand alone or put a new twist on a basic garment or accessory pattern. Some possibilities:

  • Adding trendy details to a basic design
  • Pattern hacks
  • Alternative construction techniques and finishes
  • Novel embellishments, decorations, and trims
  • Specialized techniques for making a garment in an unusual fabric
  • Artistic re-interpretations of a design
  • Stylish accessories to complement a handmade outfit.

We’re currently looking for pitches for our winter and early spring issues. To learn more, and see how to submit your work, please refer to the full guidelines HERE. We can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

How to Add Sleeves to a Sleeveless Pattern

How to add sleeveless to a sleeveless garment. From a Vogue Patterns Magazine article

Have you ever fallen in love with a dress or top pattern, but then decided against it because it didn’t have sleeves (and you really wanted it to)? For whatever reason—chilly offices, modesty, less-than-toned upper arms—sometimes you want a sleeve.

Fortunately, adding a sleeve is something you can do on your own without too much hassle. It boils down to matching armscye shapes with sleeved patterns you already own. We wrote a step-by-step tutorial on adding sleeves in a 2011 Vogue Patterns Magazine article, and you can download it here:

How-to-Add-Sleeves-to-a-Sleeveless-Garment.pdf

Let me know in the comments if there are other pattern how-tos you’d like us to blog about. Thanks, and we hope this helps!

Adding sleeves to a sleeveless garment pattern is easier than you think. Step-by-step directions in this free PDF tutorial by Vogue Patterns Magazine.