PatternAndStitch

Vintage Sewing Patterns & Related Accoutrements

Helena, Montana

Announcement    At Pattern & Stitch you will find Original Vintage Sewing Patterns organized by Eras & Occasions that are searchable by Bust Size. For Women's Garments, consider both A) your High Bust Measurement and B) that a pattern one bust size up or down is likely adjustable to your size without a complete re-sizing of the pattern.

<--- Patterns are organized by Fashion Eras & Occasions (see "Sections" to the left of the page):
✂ Early 1920s Flapper Era to early/mid 1930s Poirot Era
✂ Late 1930s to mid 1940s, Swing/WWII Era
✂ Late 1940s to early 1950s, New Look Era
✂ Late 1950s to early 1960s, Glamour/Jackie O/Mad Men Eras
✂ Late 1960s Mod Era through 1970s Hippie & Boho Eras
✂ 1980s to Present Day
✂ Wedding, Bridal & Formals
✂ Children from Babe through Teens
✂ Costumes, Crafts, Toys (& more)
✂ Knitting, Crochet & Books

To find that special Garment Pattern in a workable size, search for your pattern by 1) Garment, 2) Era, Decade, and/or Occasion, and 3) Size.

I carry Vintage Sewing Patterns, primarily, and hope to add Vintage Sewing Notions (buttons, tools, etc). In addition to Original Vintage Sewing Patterns hailing from the 20s & 30s through the 70s & 80s for Women, Misses, Men, Children, Toddlers, and Babies, I also stock select patterns for Maternity, Costumes, Home Decor, Stuffed Animals, Aprons, Hats, and whatever other Vintage Sewing Patterns of some uniqueness that I find of interest. I also carry some non-vintage patterns. Pattern Books and Magazines for Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Crafts, and Toys, as well as Vintage Cookbooks and Vintage "How-To" Books, are also featured here, and most if not all are "Pattern" focused.

I have another shop on Etsy, akashaOnline at akashaOnline.etsy.com, where you will find my Handcrafted Earrings made with Vintage Glass and Crystal, Freshwater Pearls, Semi-Precious Stones, New Crystal and Glass, and solid 0.925 Sterling Silver Findings. All Earrings are packaged with Real Pressed Flowers, which I grow. Please take a peak over there, too; I've been in that business for 15+ years now.

Thank you for stopping in!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 24, 2016

At Pattern & Stitch you will find Original Vintage Sewing Patterns organized by Eras & Occasions that are searchable by Bust Size. For Women's Garments, consider both A) your High Bust Measurement and B) that a pattern one bust size up or down is likely adjustable to your size without a complete re-sizing of the pattern.

<--- Patterns are organized by Fashion Eras & Occasions (see "Sections" to the left of the page):
✂ Early 1920s Flapper Era to early/mid 1930s Poirot Era
✂ Late 1930s to mid 1940s, Swing/WWII Era
✂ Late 1940s to early 1950s, New Look Era
✂ Late 1950s to early 1960s, Glamour/Jackie O/Mad Men Eras
✂ Late 1960s Mod Era through 1970s Hippie & Boho Eras
✂ 1980s to Present Day
✂ Wedding, Bridal & Formals
✂ Children from Babe through Teens
✂ Costumes, Crafts, Toys (& more)
✂ Knitting, Crochet & Books

To find that special Garment Pattern in a workable size, search for your pattern by 1) Garment, 2) Era, Decade, and/or Occasion, and 3) Size.

I carry Vintage Sewing Patterns, primarily, and hope to add Vintage Sewing Notions (buttons, tools, etc). In addition to Original Vintage Sewing Patterns hailing from the 20s & 30s through the 70s & 80s for Women, Misses, Men, Children, Toddlers, and Babies, I also stock select patterns for Maternity, Costumes, Home Decor, Stuffed Animals, Aprons, Hats, and whatever other Vintage Sewing Patterns of some uniqueness that I find of interest. I also carry some non-vintage patterns. Pattern Books and Magazines for Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Crafts, and Toys, as well as Vintage Cookbooks and Vintage "How-To" Books, are also featured here, and most if not all are "Pattern" focused.

I have another shop on Etsy, akashaOnline at akashaOnline.etsy.com, where you will find my Handcrafted Earrings made with Vintage Glass and Crystal, Freshwater Pearls, Semi-Precious Stones, New Crystal and Glass, and solid 0.925 Sterling Silver Findings. All Earrings are packaged with Real Pressed Flowers, which I grow. Please take a peak over there, too; I've been in that business for 15+ years now.

Thank you for stopping in!

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A Fancy for Sewing, Fabric, & Vintage

I've inherited a love of sewing, fabric, vintage, and gardening from my mom and both of my grandmothers, and these things bring me much happiness. Right now I'm wrapped up in preparing and making things for baby (my first on the way, in time for Christmas!). I also enjoy quilting and sewing for the wee-ones, and I always have a number of projects in the hopper for family and friends. Recent finished projects include a bias cut, A-line skirt made with batik fabric for my niece, which we worked on together, and my most ambitious project so far, a free-style, artistic, queen-sized quilt for my mom and dad's anniversary.

My mom taught me how to sew, and she continued to learn from her mom throughout my grandma's life (both seamstresses and tailors). I continue to learn from her, books and the internet, my local quilt shop, and...sewing! I really want to learn more about garment making from my mom--She has a real talent for it.

I started this vintage pattern shop on Etsy in 2012, and I'm learning more and more about fashions from the past as I go. I think my favorite era is the early to mid 1930s (Poirot Era), but I can't resist pouring over patterns through both the Swing and New Look Eras (late 30s to early 50s).

Thank you, pattern enthusiast reading this right now. My hope for you is that you find something that inspires you to sew!

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I have another shop on Etsy, akashaOnline.etsy.com , where you will find handmade pressed-floral greeting cards and earrings made with vintage glass and crystal, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, new crystal and glass, and solid 0.925 sterling silver findings, which are presented on a pressed-floral card.

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    Wildlife Biologist by trade, Pattern Finder and Jewelry Maker by night (and weekend)! I love to sew, and my mom is, and my grandma was, an excellent seamstress and tailor, and that's where my interest in vintage sewing patterns begins...

Shop policies

Last updated on February 24, 2016
Welcome to Pattern & Stitch, where you will find Vintage Sewing Patterns from the 1920s through Retro Patterns of the 1970s.

For more info on Vintage and Modern Pattern Sizing, and Re-sizing or Grading Patterns, you may find the following websites useful:

✂ "Making Sense of Pattern Grading" @ Threads
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading

✂ "The Seam Method of Pattern Alteration" @ Threads
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5053/the-seam-method-of-pattern-alteration

✂ "How to Resize a Pattern" @ http://sensibility.com/blog/tips/how-to-resize-a-pattern/

✂ Measurement Help for Regrading a Blouse @ http://patternpatter.blogspot.com/2012/12/singer-1958-measurement-chart.html

✂ "Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing"
http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2010/06/vintage-pattern-sizing.html

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✂ 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
If there is a problem with an order, please contact me, so that we may work something out. And please inquire about an item prior to making a purchase if you have a question! I put a good deal of effort into checking patterns to ensure that all the pieces and directions are included and also of accurately describing items and their condition. Most of the patterns listed in this shop are vintage, so I also try to be consistent about describing the condition of the pattern tissue and the envelopes. If there is an error or a problem, I will do what I can to make the transaction right by you.

✂ Cut/Used Patterns
Some patterns listed in my shop have been cut/used. Any major flaws, or missing pieces or directions, will be noted under the "Details" for the listing.
Payment
✂ Etsy Direct Checkout & Etsy Gift Cards
Shipping
Shipments are usually made within 1 week, not including the order day (this is how Etsy calculates expected ship date). I will note any changes to that time frame here, in the shop announcement, or both. I have a new baby at home and am returning to work, so I can't guarantee my old turn around on ship date. (Please send me a message if you really need it sooner, and I will try to get it out faster...but I make no promises.)

New!
✂ Upgrade to Priority Mail for Multiple Patterns
If you choose to upgrade to USPS Priority Mail for shipping to U.S. destinations, the maximum that I charge is $5.55. Priority Mail for shipping to International Destinations is $25 maximum. However, I will have to refund you the difference for purchases of >1 pattern, as I'm unable to find a way to charge a different rate for additional items under standard shipping and a flat rate for the upgrade to priority shipping. I apologize for this. Etsy is working on a shipping framework that will allow this in the future.

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✂ Domestic Shipping for Patterns
Most Pattern Orders will be shipped in a 100% recycled, and reusable, plastic mailer via US Postal Service First Class Mail after payment is received in full. (Regular sized McCall's Patterns will ship in a light paperboard mailer until I run out of my supply.) I stamp "Do Not Bend" on the package, and the regular sized patterns will fit nicely in regular sized mailboxes and post boxes. If you have experienced problems with your postal carrier cramming your box full, and folding up your patterns, please contact me, and I will put some extra support around your pattern or ship it in a paperboard mailer (this may cost a stitch more in shipping).

Patterns valued at $40 or greater will ship in a Priority Mail paperboard mailer via US Postal Service Priority Mail, with Insurance.

Please be aware that once your item(s) are shipped it usually takes 2-11 business days for your item(s) to reach you within the United States. And from time to time, mail service may be slower.

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✂ International Shipping for Patterns
Thus far, I have shipped a number of times to Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the UK, and items usually arrive in about 2 weeks, from Ship Date (see above!). To Canada and the UK, packages have arrived in as little as 6-7 business days once I put them in the mail. (I've also shipped to Greece, the Netherlands, and Singapore.) Items will be shipped via US Postal Service International First Class Mail after payment is received in full. Please be aware of the mailing restrictions within your own country.

***Any Duties or Customs Fees on International Orders are the sole responsibility of the buyer.***

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✂ Books
I've set up Media Mail shipping for Books. You may upgrade to Priority Mail at check out, if you'd prefer your book to arrive more quickly. (This is a new option, so if you have any questions or issues, please contact me.)
Books shipping internationally will ship First Class Mail.

***Multiple Books Shipping to the Same Address*** (3 or more) may also ship for less within the U.S. via Priority Mail flat rate boxes; please contact me.

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✂ Domestic Delivery Confirmation & Insurance
I carefully package your items to ensure safe delivery to you. All packages will have Delivery Confirmation. I cannot be held responsible for lost packages sent domestically or internationally. If you would like to add Insurance, please let me know. I will add that to the shipping cost and send a new invoice to you. If you select the upgrade to Priority Mail, insurance is included.

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✂ International Delivery Confirmation & Insurance
I carefully package your items to ensure safe delivery to you. Delivery Confirmation is included on shipments to Australia, Belgium, Brazil*, Canada, Croatia, Denmark*, Estonia, France*, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar*, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Israel, Italy*, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg*, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal*, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland.

I cannot be held responsible for lost packages sent domestically or internationally. If you would like to add Insurance, please let me know. I will add that to the shipping cost and send a new invoice to you.

[Note: An asterisk indicates that Delivery Confirmation service was temporarily suspended on June 12, 2014.]

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✂ If you have any other questions about my shipping practices, please don't hesitate to ask! If I'm off on the shipping and packaging charges by more than $1, I will issue a refund for the overage.
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More on Sizing!

Please refer to the actual measurements on the pattern envelope, as vintage and modern sizes are not the same. For more info on Vintage and Modern Pattern Sizing, and Re-sizing or Grading Patterns, you may find the following websites useful:

✂ "Making Sense of Pattern Grading" @ Threads
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading

✂ "The Seam Method of Pattern Alteration" @ Threads
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5053/the-seam-method-of-pattern-alteration

✂ "How to Resize a Pattern" @ http://sensibility.com/blog/tips/how-to-resize-a-pattern/

✂ Measurement Help for Regrading a Blouse @ http://patternpatter.blogspot.com/2012/12/singer-1958-measurement-chart.html

✂ "Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing"
http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2010/06/vintage-pattern-sizing.html