VogueVixens

Vintage Sewing Patterns Designer Vogues Craft Patterns

Winnipeg, Canada On Etsy since 2010

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VogueVixens

Vintage Sewing Patterns Designer Vogues Craft Patterns

Winnipeg, Canada | 6,049 Sales

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Announcement    ▼*PLEASE READ*▼ Some Shipments to Canada & USA & the UK are taking 1-2 weeks longer than usual, International estimated to be at 2-4 weeks longer. ▼ *New* ESTIMATED Shipping Times (Once item is mailed) ▼
USA - 1-5 weeks
United Kingdom - 2- 5 weeks
Canada - 1-4 weeks
International - 2-8 weeks (sometimes longer)
We ask for your patience at this difficult time when the World Health Crisis is affecting postal shipping times, and Customs Clearance. Thank You.

**World Health Organization **- "People receiving packages are NOT at risk of contracting the new coronavirus. From previous analysis, we know coronaviruses do not survive long on objects, such as letters or packages."
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We've collected patterns for decades and check our patterns for completeness & condition. Add Us To Your Favourites - more designer and vintage patterns will be listed daily. Looking for a favourite designer, size, or bust size? Just type the info. into our shop search. Many 90's, 80's and 70's fashions are back!
We choose patterns that reflect the current retro trends or have classic drapery and tailoring. So check out our collection, we think you'll be happily surprised! Rework our patterns to create something unique for you - become a Vogue Vixen!

Trends we've noticed in Women's Fashion:
- One Shoulder and Off the Shoulder Dresses and Tops
- Peasant Blouses and Peasant Skirts
- Crop Tops
- Overalls
- Boho Tunics and Caftans
- High-waist Pants and Skirts
- Wide leg trousers, flared and bellbottom pants, palazzo pants
- Harem pants
- Cropped Pants, Coulottes
- Asymmetrical Skirts and Dresses
- Blouses and Dresses with Lace or Ruffles
- Jumpsuits and summer Rompers
- Tailored shorts
- Wrap Dresses, skirts and tops
- Empire Waist Dresses and Tunics
- Batwing & Dolman sleeved tops and dresses
- Military and Safari Inspired
- Peplum Jackets, Tops and Dresses

****Be sure to check out the VOGUE DESIGNER section for more great styles from multiple eras. ***

Announcement

Last updated on May 14, 2020

▼*PLEASE READ*▼ Some Shipments to Canada & USA & the UK are taking 1-2 weeks longer than usual, International estimated to be at 2-4 weeks longer. ▼ *New* ESTIMATED Shipping Times (Once item is mailed) ▼
USA - 1-5 weeks
United Kingdom - 2- 5 weeks
Canada - 1-4 weeks
International - 2-8 weeks (sometimes longer)
We ask for your patience at this difficult time when the World Health Crisis is affecting postal shipping times, and Customs Clearance. Thank You.

**World Health Organization **- "People receiving packages are NOT at risk of contracting the new coronavirus. From previous analysis, we know coronaviruses do not survive long on objects, such as letters or packages."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-package-receive-mail-amazon/

We've collected patterns for decades and check our patterns for completeness & condition. Add Us To Your Favourites - more designer and vintage patterns will be listed daily. Looking for a favourite designer, size, or bust size? Just type the info. into our shop search. Many 90's, 80's and 70's fashions are back!
We choose patterns that reflect the current retro trends or have classic drapery and tailoring. So check out our collection, we think you'll be happily surprised! Rework our patterns to create something unique for you - become a Vogue Vixen!

Trends we've noticed in Women's Fashion:
- One Shoulder and Off the Shoulder Dresses and Tops
- Peasant Blouses and Peasant Skirts
- Crop Tops
- Overalls
- Boho Tunics and Caftans
- High-waist Pants and Skirts
- Wide leg trousers, flared and bellbottom pants, palazzo pants
- Harem pants
- Cropped Pants, Coulottes
- Asymmetrical Skirts and Dresses
- Blouses and Dresses with Lace or Ruffles
- Jumpsuits and summer Rompers
- Tailored shorts
- Wrap Dresses, skirts and tops
- Empire Waist Dresses and Tunics
- Batwing & Dolman sleeved tops and dresses
- Military and Safari Inspired
- Peplum Jackets, Tops and Dresses

****Be sure to check out the VOGUE DESIGNER section for more great styles from multiple eras. ***

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About VogueVixens

Sales 6,049
On Etsy since 2010

Still Shipping to 48 Countries - PLEASE READ THIS Re: Shipping Delays

►PLEASE READ Some Shipments to Canada & USA & the UK are currently taking 1-2 weeks longer, International estimated at least 2-4 weeks longer than the estimates given in our Policies. We ask for your patience at this time, when the World Health Crisis is affecting the postal system. Thank you.►
STILL SHIPPING TO - USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico
★WESTERN EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Rep, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See Vatican, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK ★EASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey ★ASIA: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam ►

Inspired by her own mother's ability to rework hand-me-downs into lovely outfits, Karen starting sewing her own clothes as a teen in 1960. A stay at home mom for 15 years, she sewed everything from children's clothing to home accents, dance costumes and evening gowns. Returning to the work force led to the creation of tailored career gal outfits. Karen has always been complimented for her ability to create high fashion on a low budget; and years of sewing had left her sewing room bursting with PATTERNS and fabric.

Jill's favourite activity was picking out patterns and fabrics with her mom Karen and dreaming of the fabulous outfits to come. Hopeless at sewing, she used to beg her mom to finish her Home-Ec assignments (to no avail). If she wanted a new outfit, then she was relegated the tasks of pattern layout, cutting, and hand sewing buttons and hems.

After Karen's retirement, Jill suggested that Etsy would be the perfect venue to sell both their pattern collections, since they rarely found the time to sew. Vogue Vixens was opened in 2010

We've enjoyed our treasured patterns, especially those by Vogue, collected over five decades. Some were used, and many were never used. The amount of time we had to create was often overwhelmed by our greedy imaginations!

You can have fun becoming a Vogue Vixen as you use our patterns to create outfits to suit your own personal style. The choice to mix vintage with contemporary fashion makes every outfit unique.

Shop members

  • Karen

    Owner

    Scholar, Retired Historian, Mother, Grandmother, and lover of Fashion. She has sewn through her own finger at least once, but the outfit was worth it! Her closet is filled with clothing and shoes she hasn't gotten around to wearing yet.

  • Jill

    Owner

    Daughter, Craftsperson, Artist. She loves vintage and recycling ,mixing the old with the new.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2019
All items are shipped from CANADA.
**PLEASE CLICK "MORE" to READ FULL SHOP POLICIES**
CONTACT US through the ETSY Conversation Message system, we will reply within 3-24 hours. Emails are only read once a week, so will not get a quick reply.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please READ THE ENTIRE LISTING, to be fully informed on the size and condition of each pattern before purchase.
►Please ask any questions about our items before you buy, we would be happy to help you. ALL SALES ARE FINAL unless we have grossly misrepresented an item in the description of the CONDITION. These are vintage and pre-owned patterns, not new, so we do our best to accurately describe the condition on each pattern.
►Please view the photos and use the ZOOM option. ***We will reuse photos from previously sold items sometimes on new listings, this is usually stated in the listing.***

►PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR ETSY AND PAYPAL ADDRESSES ARE CURRENT. It is the buyer's responsibility to provide their correct address. If you provide an incorrect address, non-delivery/lost mail may occur; read our refund policy.

--If an envelope comes back to us unclaimed or returned due to an incorrect address on the Paypal & Etsy invoices, or refusal to pay customs fees, we will not refund the original shipping fees. The buyer then has the choice of paying for reshipping, or a refund of item price only. Item and envelope must be un-altered, not opened, in original condition. If it is our error, we will make it right.

--Please contact us right away and before leaving a review if there are any issues with your order, we want happy customers!
Payment
►A guide to making your first purchase: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
*Please contact us if you are having problems with checkout.
Shipping
PROCESSING & SHIPPING TIMELINES
Processing time is within 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS (Monday to Friday) AFTER the day of payment, not including Holidays.
Once mailed Shipping time from CANADA by Airmail is Estimated to take an ADDITIONAL:
U.S.A - 5-15 BUSINESS DAYS (Monday to Friday), Equals 1-3 weeks
Canada - 1-2 weeks
International - 2-4 weeks, possibly longer ★

►Postal times vary, sometimes quicker than estimated, sometimes it takes a bit longer. We are not responsible for postal transit times nor delays caused by USA & International Customs.
► If you need an item put in the mail right away please leave a note on your order or contact us immediately, & we will do our best to accommodate you. This is only "Rush Processing", shipping is still by regular Airmail unless you pay for a shipping upgrade.

►RUSH/Express SHIPPING? Options for faster services are available, but are High in cost for USA and International compared to our regular Airmail rates. Please provide your town, country and postal/zip code to receive quotes for shipping upgrades.

►The buyer is responsible for any fees, taxes, & duties that may be charged by their government for importing their envelope/parcel. As we are in Canada, VAT is NOT included in our prices - please read the FAQs below.

►PACKAGING: Most patterns are shipped in legal sized envelopes via Airmail Letter. Packaging is as minimal as possible to be good to the environment & to keep shipping costs down. Orders may be split into separate envelopes at our discretion. If you have a request or question about packaging, please contact us before purchasing, or leave a note during checkout.
★Please Note: IF ★
a) the package weight is over 200 grams;
b) or if the envelope is thicker than .75" (2cm);
c) or if the order contains at least one Pattern that is individually priced over $99;
Then the order will likely be shipped as a Small Packet, including a Customs Declaration form, stating the value of the shipment, & the contents as used sewing patterns. Orders to Canada of a Pattern individually priced over $99 will be shipped by Parcel.

►SHIPPING REFUNDS & COMBINED SHIPPING - Shipping differences over $2.00 USD will be refunded back to you. ***May not apply for orders that have at least one Pattern individually priced over $99, or on orders that have requested & paid additionally for rush express shipping.***
Additional policies and FAQs
►CONTACT US through the ETSY CONVERSATION/MESSAGE system, we will reply within 3-24 hours. Emails are only read once a week, so will not get a quick reply.

►CONDITION OF VINTAGE PATTERNS - We check ALL our patterns. Patterns are cut unless stated Uncut in the condition description. What size was cut will be noted in the case of multiple sizes (ex. 12-14-16) , as well as if there are any missing or damaged parts. COMPLETE means it includes Instructions in English, unless otherwise noted in the condition.*** See FAQS

►Envelopes may be rumpled, creased, worn on the edges, or have tears. Some are stamped, have areas where stickers were removed, or writing. Vintage envelopes and patterns may have stains or yellowing due to age. Use the Zoom option for a closer look.
GOOD is the rating for average envelope condition of pre-owned/ vintage patterns,
that have been stored & bumped around. Great/Very Good is better than average.

►PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR ETSY AND PAYPAL ADDRESSES ARE CURRENT. It is the buyer's responsibility to provide their correct address. If you provide an incorrect address, non-delivery/lost mail may occur; read our refund policy.

More information

Last updated on May 14, 2020
Frequently asked questions
SIZES - I wear a clothing size ---, how do I know what size pattern to buy?

Sizes have changed over the decades, and may vary between pattern brands. Measure your bust/chest, waist, and hips with a measuring tape, compare these measurements to the charts given on our listings.
As well there is usually a photo of the back of the pattern envelope, that often includes a sizing chart.
Looking at VINTAGE patterns, mid 1960's or earlier?
We suggest when buying a vintage pattern, to choose the correct bust size, and make any necessary alterations to the pattern in the waist and hips. An experienced sewer may be capable of making adjustments in the bust as well.

SEWING LEVELS & RATINGS - What does that refer to?

Some patterns give a level of difficulty/sewing ability recommended to use the pattern...from Very Easy, Easy, Average to Advanced.

The buyer should use their own judgement before purchase to decide if their skills match the rating. Be sure to look at the photo of the backs of the envelopes for more information on the construction of the garment.

LANGUAGE - What Language are the Pattern Instructions?

All our patterns instructions are in English, sometimes there are also instructions in an additional language.

Even though some envelopes display writing in French or Spanish or German, that is NOT always an indicator that the instructions found inside are multi-lingual.

In the text part of the listing, under Condition, is where we will note if the instructions are available or included in an additional language besides the standard English.
Please contact us before purchase if you are unsure if the pattern instructions are in your preferred language, and we will check for you.

Is VAT tax included in the price & shipping fees?

NO*** Since we are in Canada, we are not registered for VAT, so this tax is NOT included in our prices. If any of our listings or shipping rates state "VAT included (where applicable)", this is because Etsy's programmers have added this to the current webshop platform. Unfortunately this is misleading and incorrect, but we are unable to remove it from our listings.

***As of April 1/2020 NORWAY requires Etsy to add, collect & submit applicable VAT, charged at time of purchase. Standard VAT rate is 25%

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions on this issue. Vogue Vixens has been open since 2010, with over 900 orders going to buyers in Europe. We have received very positive reviews from our European customers.

COMBINED SHIPPING RATES for Multiple patterns in One Order?

Since each pattern varies in weight & thickness, the exact full package weight & method of shipping won't be known until packing the specific patterns in an order. Shipping costs are estimated, we strive to get the best rates for our customers, including splitting orders at our discretion. ★

Please put our patterns into your cart then check the cart to see the total combined shipping cost.
Shipping charge depends on pattern weight :
USA - $2.15 - $2.75 per each additional pattern
Canada - $1-$1.25 per additional pattern
Everywhere Else - $3.75 - $4.75 per additional pattern

★Shipping cost overages over $2.00 USD will be refunded back to you.**See Shipping Section in Policies for rare exemptions**

Are we SHIPPING to YOUR COUNTRY during this Time? **PLEASE READ** - Some Shipments to Canada & USA & the UK are taking 1-2 weeks longer, International at least 2-4 weeks longer than the estimates given in our Policies.

Due to temporary service changes at Canada Post we are currently ONLY shipping to these Countries:
USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico
WESTERN EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Rep, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Vatican, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
EASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
ASIA: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Any Orders received from a country NOT listed above, buyer has the choice to cancel/receive a refund or we can hold the order & mail when service resumes to their country