PattensAtticTreasure

Mainly vintage with a smattering of supplies

Muskegon, Michigan | 1825 Sales

PattensAtticTreasure

Mainly vintage with a smattering of supplies

Muskegon, Michigan 1825 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Patten's Attic Treasures has vintage clothing, accessories, patterns, jewelry, trims, buttons, and a variety of supplies. I am always listing so check back often to see what is "new"!

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Last updated on Sep 11, 2017

Patten's Attic Treasures has vintage clothing, accessories, patterns, jewelry, trims, buttons, and a variety of supplies. I am always listing so check back often to see what is "new"!

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Spent yesterday digging for treasure in a storage facility. Today started sorting through with better light. Among the treasures are these 5 WWII era uniform caps. They are definitely available for purchase please contact for more detail and price!
Pulling summery pieces from inventory to prep for an upcoming market and discovered this GiGi Young Originals. Stunning turquoise and white print with built in crinoline. Although it isn't listed yet it is available for sale! Just drop me a message!
Spent some time pricing items for the Retro Market coming up in Muskegon! These items are not yet listed so if you're interested convo or stop by the market June 26th!

About

Treasures from the attic...

After earning a degree in Fashion Merchandising and design I went to work in the land of retail. Turned a corner and ended up in the world of manufacturing - eventually becoming a VP and earning an MBA. Next corner > and I found myself in the the rarified air of the university where I taught for 13 years. During that time I also returned to my roots, designing for our local theatre programs. And then once again life took a turn. This time turning my love of creating and working with beautiful things with fabric from Avocation to Vocation! I welcome you to the journey with me!

As part of that journey I studied and cultured a love and appreciation for the work done by our foremothers in particular - whether to be worn, adorn the space we live in, or be used as new things were created or tasks performed in every day life. The handwork done by these women just in the normal course of things is often really exquisite. Additionally, my theatrical work required a knowledge of historical garments and accessories. Over the years I've created many reproductions pieces for the theatre and reeanactors in a wide range of time periods from the 1500s to modern day.

My involvement in the theatre world has provided entrance into stocks of clothing that is both vintage and antique, military to millinery! I dig it out, clean it, repair it (without altering the original), research to back up the details, and finally bring it to you via this shop!

A colleague once said to me "History is what happens while we are all busy living our daily lives". The vintage items you will find in Patten's Attic Treasures are the costumes and set dressing of those daily lives.

Vintage isn't my only passion however. My shop Patten Creations carries that knowledge and love into the present as I create new items to be worn and adorn the home.

I attended Central Michigan University in their relatively new (at the time) Clothing & Textiles: Fashion Merchandising and Design program. For practicality I added a minor in Business Administration. My roommates and sisters in Phi Chi Theta became used to either hearing the sewing machine running, finding fabrics and design sketches strewn about, or seeing me with fabric and needle in hand...and I'm sure they will never forget the seemingly millions of roses sewn by hand for the walking, talking pink satin birthday cake featured in CMU's production of She Stoops to Conquer. My first major historic design. I later earned an MBA which comes in handy when wearing the business hat for my business.

The added bonus from my days at CMU was meeting my husband Greg. And yep, we're still together with him functioning as my tech support for this website among so many other wonderful characteristics! :) We have 2 grown children - one finishing her university studies and the other pursuing a career in technical theatre. Occasionally we work together.

With so many years in contact with theatre companies, others in the fashion industry, and well...just people in general...I have made contacts that have allowed me to acquire several wonderful collections of vintage items forming the basis of this shop. And, having sewn for over 40 years I have a things of my own that it time to pass on - thus some of the supply items and destash.

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Shop members

  • Deb Patten

    Owner, Curator

    That's me on the right with a couple of my theatre friends!

  • Shawna

    Photographer

    Introducing my Daughter in Law Shawna to the shop. She is helping with photos and whatever else needs doing. An excellent seamstress in her own right (see her work here https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnowLeopardCreations?ref=pr_faveshops)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 24, 2018
PROCESSING TIME
All items in this shop are ready to ship and will ship within 2 business days (excludes weekends and US holidays) of the order being placed. 5pm Eastern time is considered the end of a business day.

ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES
The following information is based on USPS estimates and is NOT guaranteed.
United States

• Garments and larger item in this shop ship via Priority Mail with an estimated delivery of 2-3 business days but USPS considers 5 business days to be on time.

• Lighter weight items including patterns, jewelry, gloves, etc (generally under 1 pound) ship via First Class Parcel with an estimated delivery time from USPS of 7-10 business days.

• Books will ship via Media Mail with an estimated delivery time from USPS of 7-14 business days.

International Destinations
• Items under 4 pounds, under $400, and under the maximum package size of 36" combined will ship International First Class with estimated delivery times ranging from 7 business days to 12 weeks.
• Items over 4 pounds and/or over $400 and/or over the maximum package size will ship International Priority with estimated delivery times ranging from 6 -10 days for MAJOR MARKETS; longer as you get further away from major areas.
• USPS estimates on delivery times is TO CUSTOMS. How long a package takes to clear customs and make its way to you is dependent on your country’s customs and postal services. Special note for EU buyers – delivery within 30 days can NOT be guaranteed unless you request and purchase Express shipping.

Shipping upgrades – if you require a faster method of shipment please contact me via the Etsy communication system to determine cost and time frame estimates on expedited shipping. Additional cost will apply and be invoiced via Paypal. Please note – if you request an expedited shipment and do not respond by the end of the following business day your item will ship by the method originally associated with the item so as to prevent additional delay.

Ship to Countries - I have included shipping costs for all North American countries, as well as those that are specifically noted as being included under the seller protection plans for both Etsy and Paypal. Additionally, as a US seller I am bound by US laws relative to shipping and customs requirements, trade restrictions, sanctions, and embargoes. At this time shipment is prohibited to Iran, Myanmar, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Libya, and Uzbekistan.

Packaging –due to the nature of my items I will always use packaging that is best suited to getting the item to you in an economical manner while ensuring the item itself is protected from damage as much as possible in transit.

Shipping costs – all shipping rates included handling and packaging costs to ensure your item arrives in the best possible condition. All shipments include tracking (please see your shipping notification for the number) although details on tracking may vary depending on the destination. All wedding orders, those over $150, and those deemed at higher risk will require a signature upon delivery.

Returned packages – Packages that are returned by the shipper for any reason including but not limited to failure to pick up, address problems, or inability to deliver will be held for 14 business days upon receipt by me. During that time I will attempt to contact the buyer via convo and email address connected to the account. After 14 days without response the item will be returned to stock (if possible) and no refund will be issued. If the buyer wishes the package to be reshipped an additional shipping fee will be invoiced via Paypal. Reshipment will take place only after the invoice is paid.

Damaged/Lost Packages – if a package is lost or damaged in shipment please let me know as soon as you are aware of the situation. For damaged items I will need photos at the very least, require you to retain the item and all packaging materials until an insurance claim is resolved as well as cooperate with any information and actions the insurer may require. Failure to do so may result in the buyer assuming liability. Based on communication with the buyer a replacement or refund will be provided as soon as possible dependent on availability of item and/or materials.

CUSTOMS AND IMPORT TAXES
International buyers are responsible for all VAT, fees, and customs restrictions. THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED IN PRICING OR SHIPPING. Please know your countries rules and regulations before purchasing. Full value of the item and “merchandise” will be declared on the customs form as per US law. Once shipped, I have no control over delays or confiscation at customs.


PAYMENT OPTIONS

• Etsy never provides credit card information to individual shop owners.

• Most orders will be paid based on your preference of either Paypal, credit card, or other instant payment options shown at checkout.

• LAYAWAY – Ready to ship items with a selling price of $100 or more are eligible for layaway/installment payments. Please contact me via Etsy message system. In general a non-refundable down payment of 25% will be required to put the item on layaway and must be paid within 2 business days. All payments must be made within 2 business days of the invoice being issued and payments must be completed within 2 months of the layaway starting. Payment invoices will be issued via Paypal.

* YOUR PRIVACY: We never see your card numbers as these are input to the processor you use--your credit card company, PayPal, or other processors. We do not pester you with convos or emails unless directly related to your specific transaction to fulfill it correctly. Receipts are maintained for tax purposes only and kept offline. We strictly follow Etsy's Privacy Policy and do not share any of your information with anyone else.

RETURNS, EXCHANGES & CANCELLATIONS
Returns
Ready to ship items may be returned under the following conditions

o With contact within 3 business days of receipt for US buyers and 14 calendar days of receipt for international buyers including EU buyers.
o Items must be shipped back within 7 business days for US buyers and 21 calendar days for international buyers including EU buyers.
o Items must be in the same condition they were shipped.
o Refunds will be made once the item is received and inspected.
o Because of the nature of these items, unless they are received damaged (see information on items damaged in shipping) or defective I can not accept returns for
 Bridal and formalwear unless I have a date of the event prior to shipping and return is made PRIOR to that date
 Intimate apparel including any sort of lingerie, stockings, etc
 Patterns and pattern books
 Clearance item
o Original shipping costs (except in the case of seller’s error) are not refundable for US or International buyers including those in the EU; all return shipping costs are the buyer’s responsibility. Please note it is recommended you select a shipping method that includes insurance and tracking.
o At my discretion I may advise the buyer to keep the item depending on value, reason for return, and other factors and simply issue the refund. Please do NOT send a package back without contact for this reason.

Exchanges – in lieu of exchanges, when an item is eligible for return per the information above buyers may return an item and initiate a new purchase.

Cancellations
To request a cancellation please keep the following information in mind and contact me via the Etsy communication system. In all cases please initiate contact asap!

• If the item has not yet been prepared to ship I will issue a refund and initiate the cancellation immediately. If the item has already been prepared to ship (label printed) I will refund minus shipping costs and initiate the cancellation. If the item has already shipped please refer to return information above.

ITEM LISTING INFORMATION
Items listed are photographed to depict color, condition, and detail as closely as possible.

Color considerations – Differences in digital capture and monitors can lead to discrepancies. Please read the description and if possible view on a desktop or laptop as color tends to be more accurate than a mobile device

Sizing – please note the measurements in the ITEM DETAILS portion of the listing carefully. Sizes have changed over the years so the measurements of the garment are what to go by. While I may note what size something says on a tag, these generally do NOT mean the same thing today as they did when the garment was made. Always allow for wearing ease appropriate to style of the garment. If you need assistance in determine a fit please message me via the Etsy communication system.

Measurements – The measurements given are of the garment, not the body.
• Shoulder to shoulder is taken across the back of the garment from shoulder seam at the sleeve on one side to the other
• Bust is measured from under the arm to under the arm and doubled.
• Waist is measured across the narrowest point and doubled
• Hip is taken at the widest point generally 6-7” below the waist depending on the garment and doubled.
• Shoulder to hem is measured from the top of the garment along the folded shoulder edge to the bottom of the hem. You may also see back length for waist and/or full length – this is taken from the center of the neckline to the noted point. This is based on the point on your neck where a standard tshirt collar would sit, if the style of the garment is below that point I will note this as well.
• Sleeve length is taken from the top of the shoulder to the cuff/sleeve hem.
• Other items are measured from edge to edge. Differences from that will be noted in the ITEM DETAILS of the listing.

Condition – please note these are NOT new items. Some are now many decades old, and even in fantastic condition, will not look new. When inspecting items, if I find damage that can be repaired without impacting the vintage nature of the item (repairing a seam, stitching back loose lace or buttons, etc) I will do so. My background in historical clothing will guide the technique I use. Repairs such as replacing missing buttons with similar from my vintage collection will be noted in the listing. I do my best to find and note all potential issues.
Fantastic: No marks, holes, rips or stains
Excellent: Slight flaws that will not be noticeable when work or used such as faded linings, small marks
Good: flaws that are easily fixed, such as a missing button or things that have faded slightly
Fair: needs help with a major repair such as a burst seam, large marks, significant wear
Fixer upper: Good for a pattern, display, costume, etc

Patterns: I examine every pattern before I photograph and list it. For those that appear to be still in FACTORY FOLD condition I do not fully unfold and check for pieces. However, if there is any indication that the pattern has been opened up, cut, etc. I do check for completeness. I do my very best to ensure they are complete. When patterns are multi-size in one envelope this “complete” means there is at least one of every pattern piece, generally all piece in all sizes. If I have missed something please contact me as we will determine the best way to proceed.

Cleaning: All items will come to you clean unless noted otherwise in the listing. In the case of items that are not easily laundered they will at a minimum be freshened, steamed and aired (dry clean items) or aired (furs, etc). For those that may need additional professional attention I allow for that in the pricing of the item.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ORDER
Please contact me via the Etsy communication system if you have any questions, problems, or concerns about your order. Information regarding processing time can be found on your receipt under Your Account. Shipping and tracking information is sent to you via email and can also be found under Your Account once the package has shipped.

Business Hours – I am in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States and generally working from 8am – 5pm. I will check for messages throughout the day and respond within 24 hours. At times I may be out of the studio and will answer via my mobile device as able. At those time the response may be minimal and note when I will get back to you with more complete information.

PRIVACY POLICY
Shipping address and contact information will only be used to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order, and for other necessary/legal reasons such as paying taxes. Sellers do not have access to a billing address if it is different from your shipping address. I do reserve the right to use photos you submit to me for promotional and listing purposes.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please see the detailed return policies. https://www.etsy.com/shop/PattensAtticTreasure?ref=seller-platform-mcnav#policies This is intended as a brief summary. Detailed policies outline specifics for various types of items. If you have any questions please ask before purchasing.

Patterns and instructional books may not be returned.

EU buyers - some detail on returns may vary for residents in the EU so please see detailed policies.

Cancellations - please see detailed policies on cancellations

Return shipping is to be paid by buyer in most cases - please see detailed policies for specifics.

Returns
Ready to ship items may be returned under the following conditions

o With contact within 3 business days of receipt for US buyers and 14 calendar days of receipt for international buyers including EU buyers.
o Items must be shipped back within 7 business days for US buyers and 21 calendar days for international buyers including EU buyers.
o Items must be in the same condition they were shipped.
o Refunds will be made once the item is received and inspected.
o Because of the nature of these items, unless they are received damaged (see information on items damaged in shipping) or defective I can not accept returns for
 Bridal and formalwear unless I have a date of the event prior to shipping and return is made PRIOR to that date
 Intimate apparel including any sort of lingerie, stockings, etc
 Patterns and pattern books
 Clearance item
o Original shipping costs (except in the case of seller’s error) are not refundable for US or International buyers including those in the EU; all return shipping costs are the buyer’s responsibility. Please note it is recommended you select a shipping method that includes insurance and tracking.
o At my discretion I may advise the buyer to keep the item depending on value, reason for return, and other factors and simply issue the refund. Please do NOT send a package back without contact for this reason.

Exchanges – in lieu of exchanges, when an item is eligible for return per the information above buyers may return an item and initiate a new purchase.

Cancellations
To request a cancellation please keep the following information in mind and contact me via the Etsy communication system. In all cases please initiate contact asap!

• If the item has not yet been prepared to ship I will issue a refund and initiate the cancellation immediately. If the item has already been prepared to ship (label printed) I will refund minus shipping costs and initiate the cancellation. If the item has already shipped please refer to return information above.
Payment
Payment may be made through any of the options available through Etsy payments or Paypal.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

• Etsy never provides credit card information to individual shop owners.

• Most orders will be paid based on your preference of either Paypal, credit card, or other instant payment options shown at checkout.

• LAYAWAY – Ready to ship items with a selling price of $100 or more are eligible for layaway/installment payments. Please contact me via Etsy message system. In general a non-refundable down payment of 25% will be required to put the item on layaway and must be paid within 2 business days. All payments must be made within 2 business days of the invoice being issued and payments must be completed within 2 months of the layaway starting. Payment invoices will be issued via Paypal.

* YOUR PRIVACY: We never see your card numbers as these are input to the processor you use--your credit card company, PayPal, or other processors. We do not pester you with convos or emails unless directly related to your specific transaction to fulfill it correctly. Receipts are maintained for tax purposes only and kept offline. We strictly follow Etsy's Privacy Policy and do not share any of your information with anyone else.
Shipping
PROCESSING TIME
All items in this shop are ready to ship and will ship within 2 business days (excludes weekends and US holidays) of the order being placed. 5pm Eastern time is considered the end of a business day.

ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES
The following information is based on USPS estimates and is NOT guaranteed.
United States

• Garments and larger item in this shop ship via Priority Mail with an estimated delivery of 2-3 business days but USPS considers 5 business days to be on time.

• Lighter weight items including patterns, jewelry, gloves, etc (generally under 1 pound) ship via First Class Parcel with an estimated delivery time from USPS of 7-10 business days.

• Books will ship via Media Mail with an estimated delivery time from USPS of 7-14 business days.

International Destinations

• Items under 4 pounds and under $400 will ship International First Class with estimated delivery times ranging from 7 business days to 6 weeks.

• Items over 4 pounds and/or over $400 will ship International Priority with estimated delivery times ranging from 6 -10 days for MAJOR MARKETS; longer as you get further away from major areas.

• USPS estimates on delivery times is TO CUSTOMS. How long a package takes to clear customs and make its way to you is dependent on your country’s customs and postal services. Special note for EU buyers – delivery within 30 days can NOT be guaranteed unless you request and purchase Express shipping.

Shipping upgrades – if you require a faster method of shipment please contact me via the Etsy communication system to determine cost and time frame estimates on expedited shipping. Additional cost will apply and be invoiced via Paypal. Please note – if you request an expedited shipment and do not respond by the end of the following business day your item will ship by the method originally associated with the item so as to prevent additional delay.

Ship to Countries - I have included shipping costs for all North American countries, as well as those that are specifically noted as being included under the seller protection plans for both Etsy and Paypal. Additionally, as a US seller I am bound by US laws relative to shipping and customs requirements, trade restrictions, sanctions, and embargoes. At this time shipment is prohibited to Iran, Myanmar, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Libya, and Uzbekistan.

Packaging –due to the nature of my items I will always use packaging that is best suited to getting the item to you in an economical manner while ensuring the item itself is protected from damage as much as possible in transit.
Shipping costs – all shipping rates included handling and packaging costs to ensure your item arrives in the best possible condition. All shipments include tracking (please see your shipping notification for the number) although details on tracking may vary depending on the destination. All wedding orders, those over $150, and those deemed at higher risk will require a signature upon delivery.

Returned packages – Packages that are returned by the shipper for any reason including but not limited to failure to pick up, address problems, or inability to deliver will be held for 14 business days upon receipt by me. During that time I will attempt to contact the buyer via convo and email address connected to the account. After 14 days without response the item will be returned to stock (if possible) and no refund will be issued. If the buyer wishes the package to be reshipped an additional shipping fee will be invoiced via Paypal. Reshipment will take place only after the invoice is paid.

Damaged/Lost Packages – if a package is lost or damaged in shipment please let me know as soon as you are aware of the situation. For damaged items I will need photos at the very least, require you to retain the item and all packaging materials until an insurance claim is resolved as well as cooperate with any information and actions the insurer may require. Failure to do so may result in the buyer assuming liability. Based on communication with the buyer a replacement or refund will be provided as soon as possible dependent on availability of item and/or materials.
Additional policies and FAQs
ITEM LISTING INFORMATION
Items listed are photographed to depict color, condition, and detail as closely as possible.

Color considerations – Differences in digital capture and monitors can lead to discrepancies. Please read the description and if possible view on a desktop or laptop as color tends to be more accurate than a mobile device

Sizing – please note the measurements in the ITEM DETAILS portion of the listing carefully. Sizes have changed over the years so the measurements of the garment are what to go by. While I may note what size something says on a tag, these generally do NOT mean the same thing today as they did when the garment was made. Always allow for wearing ease appropriate to style of the garment. If you need assistance in determine a fit please message me via the Etsy communication system.

Measurements – The measurements given are of the garment, not the body.
• Shoulder to shoulder is taken across the back of the garment from shoulder seam at the sleeve on one side to the other
• Bust is measured from under the arm to under the arm and doubled.
• Waist is measured across the narrowest point and doubled
• Hip is taken at the widest point generally 6-7” below the waist depending on the garment and doubled.
• Shoulder to hem is measured from the top of the garment along the folded shoulder edge to the bottom of the hem. You may also see back length for waist and/or full length – this is taken from the center of the neckline to the noted point. This is based on the point on your neck where a standard tshirt collar would sit, if the style of the garment is below that point I will note this as well.
• Sleeve length is taken from the top of the shoulder to the cuff/sleeve hem.
• Other items are measured from edge to edge. Differences from that will be noted in the ITEM DETAILS of the listing.

Condition – please note these are NOT new items. Some are now many decades old, and even in fantastic condition, will not look new. When inspecting items, if I find damage that can be repaired without impacting the vintage nature of the item (repairing a seam, stitching back loose lace or buttons, etc) I will do so. My background in historical clothing will guide the technique I use. Repairs such as replacing missing buttons with similar from my vintage collection will be noted in the listing. I do my best to find and note all potential issues.
Fantastic: No marks, holes, rips or stains
Excellent: Slight flaws that will not be noticeable when work or used such as faded linings, small marks
Good: flaws that are easily fixed, such as a missing button or things that have faded slightly
Fair: needs help with a major repair such as a burst seam, large marks, significant wear
Fixer upper: Good for a pattern, display, costume, etc

Patterns: I examine every pattern before I photograph and list it. For those that appear to be still in FACTORY FOLD condition I do not fully unfold and check for pieces. However, if there is any indication that the pattern has been opened up, cut, etc. I do check for completeness. I do my very best to ensure they are complete. When patterns are multi-size in one envelope this “complete” means there is at least one of every pattern piece, generally all piece in all sizes. If I have missed something please contact me as we will determine the best way to proceed.

Cleaning: All items will come to you clean unless noted otherwise in the listing. In the case of items that are not easily laundered they will at a minimum be freshened, steamed and aired (dry clean items) or aired (furs, etc). For those that may need additional professional attention I allow for that in the pricing of the item.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ORDER
Please contact me via the Etsy communication system if you have any questions, problems, or concerns about your order. Information regarding processing time can be found on your receipt under Your Account. Shipping and tracking information is sent to you via email and can also be found under Your Account once the package has shipped.

Business Hours – I am in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States and generally working from 8am – 5pm. I will check for messages throughout the day and respond within 24 hours. At times I may be out of the studio and will answer via my mobile device as able. At those time the response may be minimal and note when I will get back to you with more complete information.
Privacy
Patten's Attic Treasure is a US based seller that sells to a select group of countries that can be seen under the shipping information included with every listing. Information retained by Patten's Attic Treasure includes all information that is part of an order in electronic form on the Etsy website. This includes order details, shipping address, as well as contact information provided by the buyer when they opt in via the purchase. Any messages sent to the seller will also be retained on the Etsy site. A copy of the order notification and payment details (this does NOT include credit card numbers) will be printed and retained to accurately complete the order and then filed for record keeping and tax purposes. None of the information retained will be used for marketing purposes on my part.

Shipping address and contact information will only be used to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order, and for other necessary/legal reasons such as paying taxes. Sellers do not have access to a billing address if it is different from your shipping address. I do reserve the right to use photos you submit to me for promotional and listing purposes.