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Angie on Mar 11, 20205 out of 5 stars
Great pattern, thanks!
Joyce on Jan 27, 20205 out of 5 stars
I have wanted to make this dress since my oldest daughter was small but I never got around to doing it. Now I have 2 granddaughters and I still want to make this dress for them. I lost my pattern but recently found the outside envelope in a box. I went looking for this pattern online and found 3 different sizes on Etsy. I bought them all. I was exceedingly happy that I found them and they are in great shape. Thanks!!!
Julie Schmidt on Jan 15, 20205 out of 5 stars
I am so excited to get sewing!
Melinda on Oct 17, 20195 out of 5 stars
I love this pattern. It's exactly what I had been looking for.
It was delivered in a timely manner and in excellent condition can't wait to use it
Judith on Jul 6, 20195 out of 5 stars
My pattern arrived timely and in great shape. Thank you.
Colleen on Mar 26, 20195 out of 5 stars
Great quality. Can’t wait to make the pattern!
niritter on Oct 7, 20185 out of 5 stars
Great pattern in very good condition. I received this very quickly.
Geri on Sep 18, 20185 out of 5 stars
I love this pattern. I used it in the 70's too. Item arrived quickly and was just as described.
Mizzkai on Sep 14, 20185 out of 5 stars
Very good and shipped on time.
Glenda on Apr 4, 20185 out of 5 stars
Thank you......The pattern is lovely..............Hope to use it soon!
Vintage and Out of Print Sewing Patterns by KARL 79
About ten years ago, I bought a collection of unused patterns from the ‘70s at a thrift shop. Inspired, I whipped up a few outfits (the Butterick 5498 “Wrap-and-Go” dress remains a favorite) and rediscovered my love of sewing.
I became obsessed, scouring thrift shops and estate sales for vintage sewing patterns. Soon, I had more patterns than I could ever possibly sew, and thus, KARL 79 was born.
I learned how to sew on my mom's Singer 201 when I was nine. I love vintage sewing patterns for many reasons: The literate, detailed instructions; the whimsical illustrations, and—of course—the fabulous vintage styles!
Frank P. Murphy
My sweet Chihuahua, Frank, has been with me since 2010, when I rescued him from the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter. He's very good at supervising when I'm busy scanning patterns for my shop!
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Returns and exchange details
Your patterns will be packaged in a clear 2mm Polyethylene bag and shipped via USPS First Class Mail in a non-bendable envelope so that they won't get bent or crumpled during transit.
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The United States Postal Service is usually very reliable, with most deliveries within the United States taking between two and five business days. Occasionally—for any number of reasons—USPS will take more time for delivery. If your order is taking longer to arrive than expected, please convo me.
International buyers are responsible for any and all additional shipping costs, including—but not limited to—duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees.
If your pattern is returned to KARL 79 due to an inaccurate address or failure to pay any duties, taxes, custom clearance fees, etc.—I regret that I will be unable to refund international shipping fees.
I accurately represent the contents and value of all merchandise on customs forms.