EmbonpointVintage

Vintage Patterns for Every Body

Melbourne, Australia · 4503 Sales

EmbonpointVintage

Vintage Patterns for Every Body

Melbourne, Australia 4503 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars
(816)
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Omega

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Announcement   We sell vintage patterns for Every Body - from little dolls to plus size people! All patterns are supplied as a PDF so there is no shipping charges or delays.

This shop is body positive, queer friendly, kink friendly, trans friendly, rainbow friendly, unicorn friendly and people friendly. If you've got questions, ask.

All these patterns can be made up in any size from a 20 inch bust/chest to a 69 inch bust/chest - so you can buy from the adults' sections for dolls or children and vice versa. There's more information in the individual listings.

If you see something you love, and you are an etsy seller yourself - I might be interested in a trade. message me! :)

We also sell digital collage sheets here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brownrobot

Announcement

We sell vintage patterns for Every Body - from little dolls to plus size people! All patterns are supplied as a PDF so there is no shipping charges or delays.

This shop is body positive, queer friendly, kink friendly, trans friendly, rainbow friendly, unicorn friendly and people friendly. If you've got questions, ask.

All these patterns can be made up in any size from a 20 inch bust/chest to a 69 inch bust/chest - so you can buy from the adults' sections for dolls or children and vice versa. There's more information in the individual listings.

If you see something you love, and you are an etsy seller yourself - I might be interested in a trade. message me! :)

We also sell digital collage sheets here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brownrobot

Omega

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Omega

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(816)
mrsandersonjk27

mrsandersonjk27 on Jul 15, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

This was not a pattern. I am a very experienced seamstress and this was a very poor excuse for a pattern. I am very disappointed in this project. The Barbie sized pattern did not even include all the pieces needed. This was a rip off!!

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Vintage Patterns for Every Body

Once Upon A Time... I was given an old and crumbling vintage pattern book. It had coffee-ring stains and what I am pretty sure are dog-bite marks on the cover but inside were some gorgeous vintage patterns. Even better, they could be made in any size.

As a plus size woman who loves vintage looks I know just how hard it is to find vintage clothes and patterns in larger sizes. In fact, with the way clothings sizes are all messed up I think it's hard for everyone.. but almost impossible for plus sized people to find the good stuff - demand outstrips supply.

I knew that I had stumbled across a real treasure, so the thought of keeping these patterns to myself was unthinkable!

After a lot of very boring and tedious (but necessary) legal investigations I was able to determine the conditions under which I would be able to get these patterns back out into the world... and Embonbpoint Vintage was born!

Embonpoint is an old french word that literally means "of good shape" - it was used in the Victorian era and earlier to describe someone who was pleasantly plump.. :) You pronounce it "On-bwon-pah!" :)

Since my initial find I have scoured the world for other suitable sources of patterns, and after a lot of work I now have more than 500 different patterns in the store to choose from, with more being added just as soon as my fingers can make them!

Each pattern is scanned, cleaned up, added to, changed, explanations made, illustrations fixed up and packaged for sale personally by me. I am a one-woman operation :)

All my patterns are sold in PDF format so they can be sent anywhere in the world instantly.

I love seeing the gorgeous creations that my clever customers come up with!

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  • Omega

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    I am a history nut and an avid amateur seamstress. These obsessions combined mean I just love vintage and vintage inspired patterns.

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Last updated on January 24, 2012
We believe that every body should have access to beautiful vintage styled garments, and when we saw an opportunity to make this so - we ran with it!

These patterns were designed in the fifties and sixties for housewives to use.. they don't assume a lot of specialist knowledge. The patterns are kept as simple as possible, and only assume a general knowledge of how garments go together. That said, the "general knowledge" that a 50's or 60's housewife had about sewing is probably much higher than the average today! :)

If you can look at a pattern and identify what the different pieces are (tell the front of a blouse from a sleeve, for example), and if you can draft yourself a waistband or cuff (sometimes these very simple pieces are not included) you should have no problem with these.

They don't come with a "sew piece A to piece B" set of instructions because the pieces themselves are so simple it is very obvious how they go together.

The drafting system is so simple a child could do it. There's no complicated math, it is literally "Join the Dots". The patterns are totally scaleable, and can accommodate from a 20 inch bust up to a 69 inch bust - so you can buy from the adults' sections for dolls or children and vice versa. If these sizes don't accommodate your needs, please message me.

Just like patterns from "The Big Four" (or anywhere else) some people will find that these fit beautifully straight away and some people will need to do some adjustments. Information on some useful/common adjustments is included in your purchase.

I am delighted with the idea of these patterns being "out there" and being made into beautiful clothes.

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Pay promptly and you will receive your item promptly. PayPal is good.

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All items will be sent to your email in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat or equivalent to read the file.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of these products (digital download) there is no refund on these items. All sales are final.