karl79

Vintage and Out of Print Sewing Patterns by KARL 79

Los Angeles, California · 314 Sales

karl79

Vintage and Out of Print Sewing Patterns by KARL 79

Los Angeles, California 314 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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KARL 79 features lovingly curated vintage sewing patterns by Vogue, Simplicity, McCall's, Butterick, DuBarry and Advance—featuring uncut, factory folded patterns from the 1930s through the 21st century.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, ALL vintage patterns sold at KARL 79 are unused, uncut, factory folded, and are complete with instructions.

Patterns that are cut and complete have been thoroughly inspected for condition and completeness. After confirming that the pattern is in good condition and all pattern pieces are present—each piece is ironed, neatly folded and gently placed back into its original envelope. Price of pattern is discounted to reflect condition.

Get your items FAST! All orders are shipped within 24 hours of purchase. Items are shipped worldwide using Etsy's calculated shipping, which includes tracking.

Gift wrap is available for a nominal fee.

Don't see what you're looking for? Convo me, I may be able to find it!

Thanks for visiting KARL 79!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 6, 2018

Spend $25 or more at KARL 79 and get FREE shipping in the USA!

KARL 79 features lovingly curated vintage sewing patterns by Vogue, Simplicity, McCall's, Butterick, DuBarry and Advance—featuring uncut, factory folded patterns from the 1930s through the 21st century.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, ALL vintage patterns sold at KARL 79 are unused, uncut, factory folded, and are complete with instructions.

Patterns that are cut and complete have been thoroughly inspected for condition and completeness. After confirming that the pattern is in good condition and all pattern pieces are present—each piece is ironed, neatly folded and gently placed back into its original envelope. Price of pattern is discounted to reflect condition.

Get your items FAST! All orders are shipped within 24 hours of purchase. Items are shipped worldwide using Etsy's calculated shipping, which includes tracking.

Gift wrap is available for a nominal fee.

Don't see what you're looking for? Convo me, I may be able to find it!

Thanks for visiting KARL 79!

Meaghan Murphy

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Meaghan Murphy

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Look what I found thrifting today! They had this behind the counter because they were going to use it to wrap glass and china! A whole new meaning for "wrap dress," LOL! I managed to snag it and I'm happy to say it's cut and complete. Hooray!
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About

Vintage and Out of Print Sewing Patterns by KARL 79

I have something of a problem when it comes to collecting vintage ephemera. I have over 2000 scandal, romance and girlie magazines from the '40s, '50s and '60s, which I doubt I will ever part with. But in the past few years, I've rediscovered my love of sewing, which lead me to a new obsession–vintage sewing patterns!

I've sewn quite a few fabulous outfits from vintage patterns. The instructions included with most vintage patterns are clear, direct and easy to understand–which makes sewing a joy, not a chore. I haven't had the same luck with modern patterns, no matter what brand. I suspect that the big pattern publishing companies, in an attempt to cut some corners, have "jobbed out" the crucial task of writing instructions to people who either don't sew, aren't native English speakers–or both. The result is an unhappy and frustrating experience in the sewing room.

Fortunately, I seem to have a knack for finding vintage patterns that will produce garments that will look fabulous today. If you've never tried sewing with a vintage pattern, I highly recommend it. You might just find yourself hooked!

Shop members

  • Meaghan Murphy

    Owner, Curator

    I learned how to sew on my mom's Singer 201 when I was nine. I love vintage sewing patterns for many reasons–a snapshot of the past, the literate and detailed instructions, the quality and wearability of the final product. I hope you love them too!

  • Frank P. Murphy

    Assistant

    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!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 6, 2018
Thanks so much for visiting KARL 79!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
If you're not absolutely delighted with your purchase, I will happily refund your money. If there is a problem with your order, please contact me as soon as possible so I can attempt to resolve the issue. I want my customers to be 100% happy!
Payment
PayPal is my preferred payment method—but I also happily accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Etsy gift cards and credits.
Shipping
All orders are shipped within 24 hours of purchase via the USPS First Class Mail, except on Sundays and holidays. All purchases from Karl 79 include a tracking number. Shipping costs are determined by Etsy's Calculated Shipping.

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.

USA SHIPPING:
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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 SHIPPING:
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.