Witty Dawn ( also known as AudreysCat)

Cirencester, United Kingdom · 192 Sales


Witty Dawn ( also known as AudreysCat)

Cirencester, United Kingdom 192 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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WittyDawnUK is taking a short break


Note from shop owner SORRY! closed but open again 8th October

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 29, 2016

SORRY! closed but open again 8th October


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Where the gorgeous vintage fabric of yesterday is renewed and re-invented into the treasures of today "RETRO REBORN !"

I love the textile designs and colours of the 50s , 60s and 70s - using these rare vintage fabrics adds to the uniqueness of each item I craft. It is so lovely to take a piece of fabric that has lain unused for up to 50 years and turn it into something that can be treasured today

In my shop you'll see me using fabric from the 1950s to the 1970s, produced by such names as Heals, Horrocks, Boras, Fothergay, Sanderson, Osman and Grafton.

It's a struggle letting some of these fabrics go but they are too good to hide away - I'm going to share!

I have recently changed my shop name to WittyDawn, as this is simpler for people to remember than AudreysCat but the latter persona will still be around for some time to come!

I'm very lucky to be able enjoy my designing here in my home in the stunning Cotswolds countryside, in the UK . When I not doing that I'm enjoying life with my family, gardening on my allotment and attending a few local vintage events - when I can indulge in my love of vintage fashion.

It's a pretty good life -and I hope you can see that by the exuberant colours I favour in my fabric choices! I do like a bit of BRIGHT.

Shop members
  • Dawn Witt

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I've been creating from our Cotswold home since May 2010 as AudreysCat . Recently rebranded as WittyDawn Jan 2014 and heading a slightly different direction! I have had many happy customers, in the UK, USA , Australia and as far away as Japan.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 25, 2014
With an ever growing collection of vintage fabric, patterns and trims from the 40's to the 70's, WittyDawn creates beautiful and unique items just for you. Initially launched as 'Audrey's Cat' in 2010 but I changed the name to WittyDawnUK early in 2014 - Google ' WittyDawn' and you'll find various links for me!

I have a wider range of items available elsewhere online so if you see something but want to buy through Etsy please contact me and I will set it up on here for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment - Within 3 days please

Payment via Paypal only.
Items will be posted within 3 working days of receiving payment, using 1st Class within the UK. Airmail for overseas.

I ALWAYS obtain proof of postage.

Please note I will combine postage for multiple purchases, charging the higher postage charge on the first item with subsequent items charged at the lower rate.

All items will be tissue wrapped in sealed plastic envelopes.

In the case of glass, crockery and other breakables items will be well padded and wrapped and where possible sent in cardboard boxes.
Refunds and Exchanges
PLEASE NOTE: my fabrics are pre-loved and are 30 to 70 years old so some times there is some fading and wear. I will always point out obvious flaws but Vintage does mean NOT new.

SAFETY - I often embellish items with buttons and beads so please be careful with regard to young children. None of my items are recommended for children under 3 years

I believe that you will love your WittyDawn purchase but if you have any problems or questions please get in touch ASAP.

If you change your mind and CANCEL your order -
If you change your mind and simply do not want the item , You MUST tell me of your intent to return it within 7 working days of receiving the item and then return it as soon as possible, ideally in it's original packaging. I will refund purchase price and the original delivery P&P once I recieve the item back . PLEASE NOTE : YOU will be responsible for return postage and packing.

If its faulty -
With regard to faulst in items I have made - Tell me and return it within 3 month 6 weeks ( ref : UK Consumer Contracts Regulations ) after receipt of the goods. You will receive a refund to include the cost of return postage - alternatively I will fix the item if you would prefer.

In the case of vintage glass/homewares/pottery - I will refund if items are broken during transit BUT you will have to supply photograph of the broken item and packaging within 3 days of receipt of the item. PLEASE remember most of my items ARE vintage and will display 'wear and tear' appropriate to their age. Where that are MAJOR flaws such as chips/cracks/crazing in the glaze on pottery I will mention it in my listing and will NOT refund in that instance. Remember if you want perfect then vintage may not be for you :)

I would suggest you get proof of postage for returns, as I will not refund for items lost in the post when being returned to me. You will then be able to seek a refund on the lost item from your postal service/ carrier.
Additional policies and FAQs
SAFETY - I often embellish items with buttons and beads so please be careful with regard to young children. None of my items are recommended for children under 3 years