Fripperie

Fripperie: vintage patterns and sewing supplies

Virginia, United States · 373 Sales

Fripperie

Fripperie: vintage patterns and sewing supplies

Virginia, United States 373 Sales On Etsy since 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars
(207)
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Announcement   Welcome, and thanks for visiting my little corner of Etsy! I've gathered lots of lovely vintage patterns, notions, and sewing supplies so you can make your own versions of these wonderful styles. Hope you enjoy browsing – and there are lots more great vintage patterns coming up, so please do check back!

Love that design, but it's not your size? New to sewing vintage? Find tips on working with vintage patterns and pattern grading, at these helpful sites:

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4669/working-with-vintage-patterns
http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2009/11/the-vintage-pattern-primer/
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading

Fripperie is a member of the Vintage Market Team and the Vintage Etsy Twitter Team – search the tags “vmteam” and "vett" to find great vintage! Are you in the Washington, DC region and looking to shop locally (or just get your package more quickly)? Then check out the Capital Region Etsy Street Team – search “crestartisan” to find items from DC-area sellers.

Where to find Fripperie:
Blog - http://whatbelongstoafripperie.blogspot.com/
Facebook – www.facebook.com/fripperie
Twitter - http://twitter.com/fripperie

Announcement

Welcome, and thanks for visiting my little corner of Etsy! I've gathered lots of lovely vintage patterns, notions, and sewing supplies so you can make your own versions of these wonderful styles. Hope you enjoy browsing – and there are lots more great vintage patterns coming up, so please do check back!

Love that design, but it's not your size? New to sewing vintage? Find tips on working with vintage patterns and pattern grading, at these helpful sites:

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4669/working-with-vintage-patterns
http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2009/11/the-vintage-pattern-primer/
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading

Fripperie is a member of the Vintage Market Team and the Vintage Etsy Twitter Team – search the tags “vmteam” and "vett" to find great vintage! Are you in the Washington, DC region and looking to shop locally (or just get your package more quickly)? Then check out the Capital Region Etsy Street Team – search “crestartisan” to find items from DC-area sellers.

Where to find Fripperie:
Blog - http://whatbelongstoafripperie.blogspot.com/
Facebook – www.facebook.com/fripperie
Twitter - http://twitter.com/fripperie

fripperie

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fripperie

Simplicity 9622, early 1970s wrap skirt
US$6.00
McCall's 4386, 1970s men's jacket and pants
US$6.50
Simplicity 4864, 1950s children's clown costume
US$6.50
Simplicity 7699, 1970s reversible wrap skirt
US$7.00
Advance 7874, 1950s girls' pajamas
US$7.50
2 vintage 1970s Anne Adams mail order patterns
US$7.50
Pink vintage notions and trims
US$7.50
Advance 7104, 1950s boys' sport shirt
US$8.00
Simplicity 1769, 1950s dress and jacket
US$8.00
Simplicity 8703, late 1970s dress and vest
US$8.00
Simplicity 1434, 1950s boys' pajamas
US$8.50
Grit 4980, late 1970s dress with round yoke
US$8.50
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(207)
mbattersby56

mbattersby56 on May 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely pattern. Excellent service and quick delivery. Shop highly recommended.

Lauren

Lauren on Aug 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Custom order was promptly made, and shipped super-fast. Trim is clean and packaged well; haven't found anything like it elsewhere! Thank you. :)

vickieshankle

vickieshankle on Jun 6, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Thank you for sending this beautiful trim and the extra that you included. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and fast response in sending. Again, thanks so much!

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About

The reluctant seamstress...

My mother tried valiantly to teach me to sew. And despite my resistance, i'd learned some of the bare essentials: to lay out and cut a pattern, thread a sewing machine (though as a kid, i was strictly forbidden to touch the tension knob...), do some basic handsewing and embroidery, how to shop at a fabric store. But i really didn't want to sew. After all, i figured i could get Mom to do it. It wasn't until i got to college and started playing with living history - i ended up interning for the costume director at Jamestown Settlement - and i realized that even if i could find the garments i wanted, i couldn't afford to pay anyone to make them. Mom was inconveniently far away, and not really interested in the research angle. But how hard could it be to sew them myself?

Approximately the third garment i ever stitched was a reconstruction based on an archaeological report: no pattern, lots of grading, measurement conversion, the works. Definitely the trial-by-fire approach. Not, perhaps, sensible - and probably not what i'd recommend to others - but very, very educational.

A college roommate had a 1950s dress pattern. It seemed a curiosity. It wasn't until several years later (when i was working at G Street Fabrics) that i met a vintage pattern collector. G Street was itself a fabulous education in textiles and sewing of all sorts, and i was by then deeply interested in costume history, but mostly earlier stuff - 19th century seemed late to me, let alone anything recent enough to be called "vintage." It wasn't until i got back into dancing that i got interested in vintage clothing. I made a deal with a friend that i would go to dance swing and ballroom with him, if he would go and dance English Country (think of all those set dances in Jane Austen flicks) with me. Before i knew it, i was out shopping for vintage dresses to wear to dances. But i'm not small, and dresses aren't cheap. It was back to sewing, and my own serious and growing addiction to vintage patterns...

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  • Suzanne

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    I got into vintage sewing patterns in a roundabout fashion, after sewing for much older historical costuming. I love good textiles and funky design details!

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Last updated on September 11, 2012
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Payment
I accept PayPal (credit card or electronic check), Etsy's direct checkout, or money order. Prompt payment is appreciated; if i haven't heard from you after three days, i'll send you a reminder. If payment isn't received within a week, i will cancel the sale and relist the item.

I'm happy to consider trades with other sellers - please convo me if you're interested.
Shipping
I generally ship orders within two weekdays of receiving payment. Insurance is not included in the cost of shipping, so if you would like to add insurance, please convo me before checkout. Unless you make a particular request about shipping carrier, i will ship via the most convenient trackable method. I do reuse/recycle packaging whenever possible.

Patterns are shipped in a polyethylene sleeve, and backed with cardboard, to minimize any risk of damage en route.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there's any problem with the item you've purchased, please convo me so i can fix the problem.

I hope you'll love everything you buy, but if not, you can return items in original condition. Just contact me within a week of receipt, send the item back, and i'll refund your purchase price.
Additional policies and FAQs
On patterns: i try to note conditions as well as i possibly can in the item description, but if you have questions, feel free to send me a convo. All patterns are checked before i list them. If a pattern is in factory folds, i will not pull it apart to count the pieces, but for all others i count the pieces for completeness. Anything that is missing or torn or altered will be noted in the item description.