Vintage Sewing Patterns from 1970s . 60s 50s 40s 30s

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Announcement    Please READ THE ENTIRE LISTING, Click "Description", "Item Details" or "Learn More" to be fully informed on the Size & Condition of each pattern before purchase. Please read the FAQS shipping estimates for service to your country. Use the shop SEARCH to find specific Sizes, Bust sizes, etc. in our shop.


Last updated on Dec 15, 2022

Please READ THE ENTIRE LISTING, Click "Description", "Item Details" or "Learn More" to be fully informed on the Size & Condition of each pattern before purchase. Please read the FAQS shipping estimates for service to your country. Use the shop SEARCH to find specific Sizes, Bust sizes, etc. in our shop.


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About FashionFallback

Sales 1,039
On Etsy since 2020

Fallback into Vintage Fashion

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  • Karen


    Historian, Mother, Grandmother, Fashion Lover, who has been sewing her own clothes since 1960. Her closet is filled with clothing and shoes she hasn't gotten around to wearing yet.

  • Jill


    Daughter, Craftsperson, Artist. She loves vintage and upcycling, mixing the old with the new.

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Last updated on Mar 2, 2022


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Last updated on Jul 20, 2023

Frequently asked questions

Are we SHIPPING to YOUR COUNTRY during this Time? **PLEASE ALSO READ the Estimated Delivery Times to your Country or Region in the next FAQ Below

Due to Covid & service changes at Canada Post we are currently ONLY shipping to these Countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand

W EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Rep, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

E EUR: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

ASIA: Indonesia, Israel, Japan, S. Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Orders received from a country NOT listed above; buyer's choice is to cancel/receive a refund or we can hold the order & mail when service resumes to their country

When is my Order Estimated to be Delivered? **PROCESSING Time** is 1-3 Business Days After the day of Payment = Monday to Friday, not including Canadian Holidays. Please Click to READ BELOW for Shipping Estimates

Once the order has been processed and mailed, the Shipping time from CANADA by Airmail is ESTIMATED take an ADDITIONAL:
USA - 1-4 weeks
United Kingdom - 2-5 weeks
France - 2-6 weeks
Canada - 1-3 weeks
Europe - 2-8 weeks (sometimes longer)
Australia - 2-8 weeks (sometimes longer)
New Zealand: 2-8 weeks (sometimes longer)
Asia - 2-10 weeks (sometimes longer)

►Postal times vary, sometimes quicker than estimated, sometimes it takes a bit longer. We are not responsible for postal transit times nor delays caused by USA & International Customs.

Faster Shipping Options? Deadlines?

►Need an item mailed right away? Leave a note on your order or contact us immediately, we will do our best to accommodate you. This is only "Rush Processing", shipping is still by regular Airmail unless you pay for an upgrade.

►RUSH/Express SHIPPING? Options for faster services available but are High in cost for USA & International compared to regular Airmail rates. For Shipping Upgrade Quotes; provide your town, country and postal/zip code.

►We cannot promise delivery by specific dates. We can offer shipping standards/ estimate information published by Couriers & the Post Office, so you can choose the service most likely to arrive by your deadline. Due to the Pandemic, most companies have cancelled their service guarantees.

SIZES - I wear a clothing size ---, how do I know what size pattern to buy? Sizes & proportions have changed over the decades & differ from sizes on Modern Patterns & the unregulated sizing of commercial clothing.

MEASURE your bust/chest, waist & hips with a sewers measuring tape or string & ruler. READ the measurement charts in our descriptions to COMPARE. We try to match closely to modern sewing pattern sizes to help you - Ex. 14 / 12 Bust 34

1960's or earlier? For Dress, Jacket & Blouse patterns; choose the correct BUST SIZE, & make any necessary alterations in the waist and hips. An experienced sewer may be able to make adjustments in the bust. For Skirts & Pants, it is best to choose the correct HIP SIZE, & adjust the waist

Junior, Teen & Petite sizes (ex. 7, 13) have different proportions than Miss sizes (ex. 12). The Back length; neck to waist measurement is Shorter than Miss sizes

There are free online tutorials for resizing patterns too!

CONDITION OF VINTAGE PATTERNS? All are Pre-owned, Most are Vintage, some are Modern Reissues of Vintage Designs (described as Retro)

We check ALL our patterns & do our best to accurately describe their condition. Click on "Description" "Item Details" or "Learn More" to READ THE CONDITION SECTION OF THE DESCRIPTION. Patterns are cut unless stated Uncut. Some older patterns are factory pre-cut. It will be noted if there are any missing or damaged components. COMPLETE means it includes INSTRUCTIONS in English, unless otherwise noted.

Envelopes may be rumpled, creased, worn on edges, ink stamped, have tears & splits, areas where stickers were removed, or writing. Vintage envelopes & patterns may have stains or yellowing/browning from age. Use the Zoom option for a closer look.

GOOD rating=average envelope condition of Vintage patterns that have been stored & bumped around

SEWING LEVELS & RATINGS - What does that refer to?

Some patterns give a level of difficulty/sewing ability recommended to use the pattern...from Easy to Average to Advanced.
Patterns printed before 1965 rarely have a rating, so we have used our sewing experience to rate these patterns.

The buyer should use their own judgement before purchase to decide if their skills match the rating. Be sure to look at the photo of the backs of the envelopes for more information on the construction of the garment.

TIP: If you LOVE Vintage patterns & want them to last;, trace the pattern pieces, and use those tracings when you make your garment. Store the original pieces back in the pattern envelope.

Is VAT tax included in the price & shipping fees?

Yes, the European Union (EU), the UNITED KINGDOM & NORWAY require Etsy to collect & submit applicable VAT, which Etsy adds to our prices. Etsy should show you the price INCLUDING VAT in your currency. Put items in your cart, then view the cart to see the separate taxes, item prices, and delivery. Norway's standard VAT rate is 25%, the UK's standard VAT rate is 20%

LANGUAGE - What Language are the Pattern Instructions?

99% of the instructions on our vintage patterns are in English only. Sometimes there are also instructions in an additional language, usually on the newer reissued Retro patterns

Some envelopes have writing in French or Spanish or Dutch or German, BUT that is NOT an indicator that the instructions found inside are multi-lingual.

In the description part of the listing, under CONDITION, we will note if the instructions are available or included in an additional language besides the standard English.

You can type "French Instructions", "Spanish Instructions", "German", etc.. into our Shop Search function, to find some multilingual patterns

Please contact us before purchase if you are
unsure if the pattern instructions are in your language