PrettyPatternShop

Vintage and New Sewing Patterns Carefully Curated

California, United States · 3420 Sales

PrettyPatternShop

Vintage and New Sewing Patterns Carefully Curated

California, United States 3420 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1361)
Shop owner

Robin

Contact

Announcement   Prettiest vintage and new sewing patterns!

Welcome to a carefully curated pattern collection, each one chosen for its flair, style, history and beauty. Looking for something specific? Use the Search Items box (on top of the last image above and to the right) to search within my shop.

Or browse the categories, organized by time periods, listed to the left of the images below.

All of my patterns are carefully counted for completeness and the condition of each one is described in full in the listing. Although I rarely list a pattern with missing pieces, if a pattern is rare enough and lovely enough I will do so. Please be sure to read the descriptions!

A note about sizing--sizes change over the years so please refer to the actual measurements given in the listing rather than the sizes. If you want to know more about the pattern, you can find information by using the Zoom feature to enlarge the scan of the back of the envelope (every listing includes a scan of the front and back of the actual envelope you will receive). Or feel free to convo me with any questions.

I usually ship within 24 hours. Your pattern will arrive in a protective polymer sleeve, packaged as safely and economically as possible.

Happy shopping--happy sewing!

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

Prettiest vintage and new sewing patterns!

Welcome to a carefully curated pattern collection, each one chosen for its flair, style, history and beauty. Looking for something specific? Use the Search Items box (on top of the last image above and to the right) to search within my shop.

Or browse the categories, organized by time periods, listed to the left of the images below.

All of my patterns are carefully counted for completeness and the condition of each one is described in full in the listing. Although I rarely list a pattern with missing pieces, if a pattern is rare enough and lovely enough I will do so. Please be sure to read the descriptions!

A note about sizing--sizes change over the years so please refer to the actual measurements given in the listing rather than the sizes. If you want to know more about the pattern, you can find information by using the Zoom feature to enlarge the scan of the back of the envelope (every listing includes a scan of the front and back of the actual envelope you will receive). Or feel free to convo me with any questions.

I usually ship within 24 hours. Your pattern will arrive in a protective polymer sleeve, packaged as safely and economically as possible.

Happy shopping--happy sewing!

Robin

Contact shop owner

Robin

Reviews

About

A Carefully Curated Collection

I have always loved museums and history and thrift stores and yard sales. The only difference between a museum and a yard sale is that the museum has been carefully curated to bring forward the story of the life of a place or a people, whereas a thrift store or a yard sale is where all the unwanted things land in a jumble. I like finding those things and bringing them forward. I like the way these cast off sewing patterns tell not only the history of fashion, but the industry and thrift of women raising families, grandmothers sewing for new grandbabies, teenagers learning to sew, excited to make their own outfits just the way they like them, and even men who love the freedom of creating their own clothing. I love counting the pieces of old patterns that were used sometimes 80 years ago, seeing how that seamstress of the past shortened a hem or substituted a collar drafted on a piece of newspaper.

And I love that Etsy makes it possible for me to bring these patterns forward here in a carefully curated collection, to tell the story of the creativity of all those sewers who went before us, and pave the way for those who are at this very moment searching the internet carefully for just the right pattern, just the right style, just the right size. And every single time I happen to be the seller who has that pattern, it makes me happy. With over 8,000 sales in this and my other Etsy shops, that's a lot of happiness!

Visit my vintage only shop, where you'll find lots of children's patterns, plenty of cuteness, nifty old books and other things: https://www.etsy.com/shop/allsfairyvintage?ref=shop_sugg

When I'm not finding, listing or selling patterns, or spending time with my son (we are homeschoolers), I am also a writer. Here's a piece I wrote for my Etsy pattern sellers team blog about how a dress pattern became a critical clue in the solving of a murder in 1867: http://patternpatter.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-pattern-for-justice.html

Tweet
Around the web
Shop members
  • Robin

    Owner, Curator, Customer Service

    I'm a writer, a maker, a mother, a wife and a fan of all things lovely and old. I love finding, rescuing, and rehoming these sewing patterns, a bit of history, a bit of mystery, and the power in your hands to make of your wardrobe whatever you wish.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2016
Welcome to Pretty Pattern Shop! Here are the best and brightest, the prettiest vintage and new patterns I've found in my travels, waiting to be discovered and put to use. I look for styles that are unique, beautiful, flamboyant, delicate, fun, and/or that embody the grace of times gone by.

These patterns have often seen a lot of the world before they come into my hands. They have their own histories, and sometimes show their age. I take time with every listing to describe what is special about the pattern, and to make note of any damage it has sustained over time.

I love these gorgeous bits of history and I handle and package them with care so that when they come into your hands, you will love them, too!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept Pay Pal and major credit cards via Etsy's Direct Checkout system.
Shipping
I ship worldwide, usually within 24 hours. If I know there will be a delay, I will announce it on my shop home page.

I package all patterns in plastic sleeves and usually use cardstock or backing boards for reinforcement. I use Etsy's shipping tool so you will be notified once your shipping label is generated and a tracking number has been assigned. I will never use a shipping method that requires a signature for delivery unless you specifically ask for one.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will issue a full refund for any pattern that is not as described in the listing. If you find that the pattern is simply not to your liking or was ordered in error, I will accept returns but you will pay postage both ways.