South Carolina, United States
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About MorningstarPinup

Sales 883
On Etsy since 2010

After Eight years we are very excited to announce we have moved all custom sewing to our own website!

I have been sewing since I was a small child and have always loved old movies particularly from the 30s-60s. As a young teen i would watch old movies and sketch the outfits. Then in my late teens I worked in a costume shop where I would make simplified versions of film costumes for theater productions and party rentals. After that I co-owned a vintage clothing shop ''Threads in Time'' for 6 years and found that the best dresses were almost always too small and some people were wary of wearing something with so much history. This lead me to start making vintage inspired things in modern sizes, which ended up being our best sellers and I started to get busier with sewing than hunting for vintage. When we made the move to online only and closed the physical shop I moved my studio home and started this Etsy shop called Morningstar84, after a while i noticed many people got the number wrong so changed the name to something easier to remember Morningstar Pinup . Which is why you may see the old name on photos and articles here and there.
Now i'm able to spend more time with my little family and continue creating as well as selling Vintage through my other Etsy shop 'Psychedelic Pinup'

I have over 16yrs professional sewing experience and I drape and draft my own patterns as well as work with vintage patterns. So i can drape a pattern just from a picture. My work has been featured in ''Town magazine'', ''Belle Magazine'', the cover of ''At Home in the Upstate'' and worn by Miss South Carolina. It makes my heart happy to know that my work is all over the world being enjoyed. Creating is my passion, and i hope you enjoy wearing my work as much as i enjoy creating each piece.

I do take custom orders for Women's clothing in all sizes, at I prefer to create vintage styled items only.

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Last updated on October 10, 2018
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Vintage Inspired Pinup Clothing Sewing Patterns, copies of patterns i have draped and drafted myself. All patterns are created in a size medium, do not include instructions so the seamstress can choose how they prefer to create the item. I use high quality tracing paper, with seam allowance included. patterns are marked for basic directions.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Sewing patterns:
each pattern is hand copied from my own master patterns that i have been using to create top quality vintage reproductions for the past nine years. I do not include written instruction or drawings, each piece has basic directions and markings as well as seam allowance. I do not accept returns or exchanges, but please contact me if you have any issues.
For made to order clothing items please visit

Late Alterations
I charge $30 an hour, shipping fees are NOT included. Alterations will be completed within 2-4 weeks of receipt. In most cases it is more cost and time effective to have alterations done locally. I do not cover alterations costs done by others.

*By purchasing an item you are agreeing to all of the above terms and conditions.**
I accept Paypal, Direct Checkout for all major credit and bank cards as well as Etsy gift cards.
Any taxes and duties incurred upon arrival of the package are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the sales amount.

Deposits paid reserves the fabric for the item only, no work will be done until the full amount has cleared. I cannot guarantee a ship date until the item is paid in full. Deposits are non-refundable. All items are custom made to order and may not returned. Alterations are available upon request. If you have a problem with your order please message me i'm more than happy to assist you and answer any questions. For more detailed information please see below.
All items will be sent out using USPS shipping. Many items will require a signature on arrival. For Custom or Made to Order items please allow 4-14 weeks for item to be crafted, that does not include shipping time.
Tracking numbers are usually provided within the US and ID numbers are provided for international packages unless priority is requested.

I am not responsible for items delayed by shipper due to weather or other uncontrollable events that may effect a timely arrival. I do ship to allow enough time for items to arrive on time according to normal shipping times to your location but i can not guarantee a delivery date, especially around holidays. In the event of a lost/stolen/late package i will assist in any way i can to locate the item and file any insurance claims if applicable. Buyer must cooperate with claims made and be wiling to sign an affidavit if requested by shipper or no refund will be given. All claims must be submitted before any reimbursement is made. Replacements may or may not be possible due to availability or time frame so please contact me to discuss your options.

*Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties, customs fees, carriage fees, handling fees or VAT charges that may be incurred when shipping outside of the United States*

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Additional policies and FAQs
Prices for custom items depend on details and fabrics desired, i have some fabrics on hand but in most cases fabric will have to be custom ordered, as a result custom order prices will be higher than pre-made items listed in the shop. fabrics have been increasingly harder to get at discount prices in my area, many fabric mills have closed and moved to over seas production, making it harder for me to find things. I can not keep all the fabrics on hand at all times.

I price items based on three categories:
1. Labor - my time and talent creating the item, pattern drafting, size adjustments etc
2. Fabric and material cost - fabric, thread, boning, zipper, hooks eyes, ribbon, etc.
3 Fees- Paypal and Etsy collect a percentage of the sale for using their services.

These three categories are considered for every request and then added together for your final price, shipping costs are never included in a quote, that will be calculated later when you purchase the listing. If you aren't sure about the main aspects of a design i cant give you a definitive price until these things are decided. i don't just pull a number our of thin air, my prices change as the costs of materials change for each order, this keeps things fair for both parties.

All items are made in a smoke free environment. I do have dogs but keep them away from fabrics and materials. I do not have cats.
Your info is not shared with anyone for any reason outside of what is needed for me to complete taxes and to ship your order.

More information

Last updated on Nov 6, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Choose the size closest to your measurements from the drop down menu, if any changes are needed please leave info in the ''note to seller'' section at checkout

Wholesale availability

I do not do wholesale or bulk item discounts- Its not worth my time.

Phone Calls

I do not have traditional work hours and can not accept phone calls

Models, Photographers, Reviews, Promotions

I do not allow anyone to borrow or use clothing, i dont make rental costumes.
I do not exchange clothing for publicity, reviews, photo shoots etc.

Womens Clothing Styles Only

I do not do Mens or Childrens clothing.