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

Winnipeg, Canada

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


Last updated on Jun 16, 2021

Please READ THE ENTIRE LISTING, Click "Description", "Item Details" or "Learn More" to be fully informed on the Size and Condition of each pattern before purchase. Use the shop SEARCH to find specific Sizes, Bust sizes, etc. in our shop.



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About FashionFallback

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On Etsy since 2020

Fallback into Vintage Fashion

With a focus on sewing patterns from the 1970s & 60s going back to the 30s; Fashion Fallback offers our customers the chance to create clothes to suit their own sense of style. We are sewers and experienced pattern sellers, who check all our patterns for completeness and condition. Buy with confidence, we've been selling sewing patterns on Etsy for 11 years at VogueVixens and have great reviews!
However, we do not combine shipping for orders placed separately at Fashion Fallback & Vogue Vixens.

Shop members

  • 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 recycling, mixing the old with the new.

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Last updated on Jul 2, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Are we SHIPPING to YOUR COUNTRY during this Time? **PLEASE ALSO READ the Estimated Delivery Times to your Country in Our POLICIES**

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, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
E EUROPE: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
ASIA: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Any Order received from a country NOT listed above, buyer has the choice to cancel/receive a refund or we can hold the order & mail when service resumes to their country.

CONDITION OF VINTAGE PATTERNS? All are Pre-owned, Most are Vintage, some are Modern Reissues of Vintage Designs.

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

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. Then READ the measurement charts on our listing 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 easiest to choose the correct HIP SIZE, & adjust the waist.

There are free online tutorials for resizing patterns too!

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%

When is my Order Estimated to be Delivered? **PROCESSING Time** is 1-3 Business Days; Monday to Friday, not including Canadian Holidays.

Please REFER TO OUR POLICIES for SHIPPING TIME ESTIMATES to your country or region.

►Postal times vary, sometimes quicker than estimated, sometimes it takes a bit longer. We are not responsible for delays caused by the postal system, USA & International Customs.

► Need an item put in the mail 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 a shipping upgrade.

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