Patterns from Yesteryear

56 Sales


Patterns from Yesteryear

56 Sales On Etsy since 2010

0 out of 5 stars

Shop owner




Contact shop owner



No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Jun 7, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Great experience. The clutch pouch is beautiful. I received it quickly. Wonderful service. And Brittany's homemade packaging is amazing. Love it. Must order more!

Anonymous on Apr 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Love it and the gift box you put it in!!! Thanks sooo much :D

View all 24 reviews


Dreaming of Dresses

I’ve always loved to sew, and on my twelfth birthday my mother gave me the choice of a birthday party or a sewing machine. No contest, I chose the 1990’s Kenmore and purchased a case for it myself. It has been with me through thick and thin, and it sews many of creations seen in my shop today.

I have cultivated a deep awareness of our environment and a concern for the great impact of our waste of unwanted garments and textiles. I'm also determined to pursue my aspirations, and have decided to teach myself design and pattern drafting using the literature of times passed. Consulting vintage sewing books and patterns, I have begun to scratch at the surface of the art of dressmaking.

Making quality clothing out of recycled fabrics is the perfect combination for me. It enables me to pair traditional dressmaking techniques with environmental consciousness. It is an outlet for me to experiment with different design methods and continue to pursue my dreams and teach myself. Constantly using limited materials quenches my thirst for a challenge and allows me to make one of a kind garments. The book 'Singer Dressmaking Course (1961)' notes,

“Color (and design) in a dress should provide a frame for, and enhance the personality of, the wearer.”

I like to think that my dresses are like people, each with it’s own unique personality. I hope that you find the dress that I have sewn just for you.


Shop members

  • Brittany Hobbs

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, I now live with my husband and spotted bunny in the redwood forest of Santa Cruz. I pair traditional dressmaking techniques with environmental awareness to create one of a kind dresses.

  • Emily Dickenson

    Design Consultant

    Born in March of 2011, this black and white spotted creature plays the role of muse and HR.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2012
Hello! Everything listed in my shop is made with love from recycled materials.

Learn more about me and my treasures: www.nothingnewtreasures.com

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
Your special treasure should be on it's way to you via USPS in 1-2 business days. If you would like to purchase insurance, please contact me. I will pack your goodies up tight and safe, but I can not be held responsible for any mishaps on the post-office's end.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want to put a smile on your precious face, so let's work together to make that happen. That being said, these treasures are one of a kind, unique little treats, and they are non-refundable. I list all of the measurements for the garnments, so please measure yourself carefully. But like I said, if the item really really really just isn't working for you, let me know and we'll combine forces to set things right.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you like my style but don't see something just right for you, convo me and let's make something special happen. I love custom orders!

Please contact me directly for wholesale and consignment inquiries.

Questions about sizing? Please visit www.nothingnewtreasures.com/sizing/