Authentic Vintage Patterns

Story City, Iowa

Announcement    FREE SHIPPING to US destinations. We sell ONLY original, authentic vintage patterns; we do NOT sell reproductions or copies.


Last updated on Jan 26, 2020

FREE SHIPPING to US destinations. We sell ONLY original, authentic vintage patterns; we do NOT sell reproductions or copies.



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Authentic Vintage Patterns

Welcome to AVP where you will find original authentic vintage sewing patterns.

My mom taught me to sew when I was just a kid, my first project was a hand puppet; I wish I still had it!

Mom was from a large rural farming family, and her family task and responsibility was seamstress; her older sister helped cook, another helped Grandpa outside with the chores. Mom's "position" placed her as seamstress for everyone.

She not only made clothes for all eleven kids, she also sewed for Grandma, of course, and mended all of Grandpa's workclothes. Often, she redesigned clothes with blown elbows or knees of Grandma's, Grandpa's or the older kids into wearable clothes for the younger ones including winter coats.

One of my favorite things to do at home on our family farm was to sit at the kitchen table with Mom, and pull out the huge pattern book that she had sweet-talked from the dimestore uptown. We would slowly flip through the pages and dream about where we'd wear a dress made from that pattern, or what kind of fabric would work best for this skirt or those shorts. Those are very special memories that are held dearly now.

After managing a brick and mortar vintage shop for years, I went to The University of Hawaii where I earned a bachelor of science degree for fashion design and marketing, always keeping my mom's lessons with me in mind and in practice.

Now, as vintage dealers once again, we've been fortunate to acquire many wonderful sewing patterns over the years. Rather than list them with our clothing and accessories in our main shop on Ruby Lane, we decided to open this little shop to offer them for today's seamstresses, and for those who love to sew and sell their creations!

Our patterns are all original, authentic vintage. We do not sell copies or reproductions, although we do have one Vogue "reproduction" pattern that we acquired many years ago, but we are keeping that in our personal collection, for now.

We hope you have fun shopping with us, planning your next sewing project, and that you'll enjoy the creative process as much as we do!

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