Oxford, United Kingdom | 1420 Sales



Oxford, United Kingdom 1420 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Last updated on Apr 1, 2018

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Glass of Fashion

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Glass of Fashion

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New pattern drafting PDF from 1960 available for download!
1948 pattern system now available for instant PDF download!
Dreamy! A dress-making system from winter 1960. Now in my store: the PDF download contains 54 models for you to draft at home!
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Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2018
Welcome to Glass of Fashion! Thanks for stopping by.

I specialize in original vintage sewing patterns, mostly from the 1920s to 1960s. I'm also making my collection of vintage fashion catalogs and drafting systems available as PDF for instant download.

I check each pattern I sell very carefully to see if all the pieces and instructions are there. I strive to describe the condition of the pattern honestly to let you know if there are any tears, etc. I only sell patterns of a quality I would be pleased to receive myself.

When selecting patterns to list in my store I look for great design, interesting details or an unusual cut. Sometimes I've been known to fall for amazing artwork, or perhaps interesting construction techniques.

All the patterns I sell are genuine vintage originals, and not reproductions.

Would you like to sign up to my mailing list? Then please visit:
As well as a 10% discount off your next purchase, you’ll receive notice when I launch new PDFs, and special offers for subscribers only. (Your data is secure, there’ll be no spam, and I generally only email about 6 times a year.)

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I try hard to describe my items accurately, and want you to be happy with your purchase. However, if you feel I've misrepresented an item, or if an item has arrived damaged in the post, please contact me within 7 days of receipt to arrange to return the item and receive a refund.
If you're purchasing a PDF(s), you'll be able to download them instantly during the checkout process.

For patterns, I'll contact you to let you know when your item has shipped (this will be within 1 to 2 days of your order).

(I'm sorry I can't hold an item as "reserved" without payment, as this has led to frustration for other buyers in the past.)
I take great care packing your order! Each pattern is securely packaged in a griplock waterproof re-sealable bag, and shipped in a stiff board-backed envelope marked "do not bend".

Items are posted from the UK. I ship your purchase within two working days of receiving payment. Delivery outside the UK is by Airmail. Depending on where you are in the world, Airmail items usually take 3 to 7 working days to wing their way across the globe to your door. Delivery in the UK is by 1st Class post.

Please note that all shipping costs include insurance but do not include tracking. Please do contact me for a shipping quote if you would like this service.
Additional policies and FAQs
I really appreciate you leaving feedback for me - it's great to know that items have arrived safely at their destination. Or that you enjoyed your PDF download! Hearing that you're happy with your purchase makes me happy too :)
I also love seeing what you've made with your vintage pattern or PDF - please do send me a pic, or a link to one!

Any questions or feedback, please do get in touch!
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Information I Collect
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Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
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Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
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Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me through the "Contact" button on this page.