Available at SewChicPatterns(dot)com

Corvallis, Oregon | 661 Sales


Available at SewChicPatterns(dot)com

Corvallis, Oregon 661 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Hello! My name is Laura Nash and I'm the designer at Sew Chic Patterns

With a love and a passion for all things vintage, I create fashion patterns with a modern mix of classic and vintage styling. It all began while earning a BS in Apparel Design from OSU where I concentrated my studies on historic fashion. Now I teach sewing technique and fitting classes through the American Sewing Guild and at my favorite Expo- the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup Washington.

You can find me teaching on My class is called The Flirty Day Dress, and our project is the Tia dress pattern. I am a Threads Magazine contributor, my most recent article is in issue #180 titled "Pattern Grafting/Mixing Patterns." I am also a special collections designer for Simplicity.

Look for Sew Chic Patterns online, in fine fabric shops and boutiques worldwide, and in the Simplicity Catalog.

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    Owner, Designer, Patternmaker

    I have a BS in apparel design with a background in custom sewing, fit, and evening wear. I am also a Craftsy instructor, a Threads Magazine contibutor, and a Special Collections Designer at

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Last updated on April 14, 2016
Welcome! Thank you for stopping by. Here I will attempt to answer some questions that you might have.

After 30 years of sewing, and being bored with the patterns in the catalog, I decided it was time to set a new goal for growth. In 2003 I graduated with a BS in Apparel Design. While running a custom gown business by the name of Gowns by Laura, I began to build a pattern line. I felt like I must be the only person in the world doing retro styles, which I called "modern vintage", but expected that it would become a popular trend. In 2007 I began producing patterns under the name of Nostalgic in limited quantity, and with a new name of Sew Chic, began full production in 2008.

Being trained in the ways of manufacturing, I follow the same methods used commercially in producing my patterns. I out source some steps such as grading into sizes and fashion illustrations, and also have a part-time seamstress that helps, but I do almost everything else.

Patterns are printed on light, yet sturdy 8 lb paper. It's light enough to see through, but durable to last many uses. It saves on shipping too. Printed materials come in a large re-closeable zip bag, so no stuffing it back into a tiny envelope. Patterns are numbered similar to USA ready to wear, and include all sizes, ranging from 6-18 or 2-18. Check the pattern back for measurement information. Sewing instructions are printed in a booklet, and are written and illustrated in step by step outline form recommending the quickest and most accurate sewing methods with tips for better sewing. If you see something that is missing, or are suffering from confusion, PLEASE convo or email me! I will always respond quickly to evaluate first, if it's my error, and second, help you successfully get through it. I know that Instructions are subjective and cannot always be everything to everyone.

A few patterns are now available in PDF.

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Returns and exchanges
If, for any reason you are dissatisfied with your pattern, your sales receipt includes a refund or exchange option. Fill out the bottom section with your reason, and return the unused pattern in new condition to the address listed. A full refund will be issued in the same manner as payment was made, minus shipping.
For Immediate shipment, I accept PayPal. Personal checks are held for 10 business working days (to clear the bank) and then the pattern(s) will be shipped. No taxes! I live in Oregon. You may cancel your order at any time before the product is shipped.
I Ship by first class mail, finding it to be the most economical, yet nearly as quick as priority mail. Within the continental USA, most shipments are received within 3 business days of mailing. In most cases, orders received Monday-Friday will be sent the next business day. Always, shipments go out within a week. If you have a special need for fast delivery, please mention this in the notes to seller.
Additional policies and FAQs
ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED. My patterns and instructions are copyrighted. Current law allows for protection for 70 years past my death.

You may do what you like with your pattern as long as it's for personal use. Any copying or use of this pattern with the intent to resell the pattern or the garment produced from it as a commercial enterprise for income, with or without my name or the name of the pattern company really is against the law. This copyright extends to the pattern pieces, corresponding instructions, illustrations, and photograph also.

If you are interested in a cottage license to sell products made from my patterns, please ask! Wholesale inquiries are also welcome