RavensNestPatterns

Vintage (and newer!) sewing patterns

Chicago, Illinois · 133 Sales

RavensNestPatterns

Vintage (and newer!) sewing patterns

Chicago, Illinois 133 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(37)

Announcement   Reconnect with a bygone aesthetic, or just enhance your wardrobe with one-of-a-kind pieces everyone will want to know about!

As a reminder: You are purchasing a sewing pattern, not a finished garment. I'm good, but I'm not that good. ^_^

*** If you see a pattern you like, but it's just not the correct size for you, don't despair! There are many wonderful tutorials online that can help you alter a vintage pattern to the correct size for you. I recommend the following site: http://sensibility.com/blog/tips/how-to-resize-a-pattern/

I've got a little feature over at Revisionist Vintage:
http://www.revisionistvintage.com/2015/10/vaudezilla-pin-up-and-burlesque-craft-fair/

If, like me, you're not only obsessed with vintage, but also with sparkle, visit my other shop, Telltale Tassels, for a selection of showgirl-worthy burlesque accessories! www.etsy.com/shop/telltaletassels

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 20, 2016

Reconnect with a bygone aesthetic, or just enhance your wardrobe with one-of-a-kind pieces everyone will want to know about!

As a reminder: You are purchasing a sewing pattern, not a finished garment. I'm good, but I'm not that good. ^_^

*** If you see a pattern you like, but it's just not the correct size for you, don't despair! There are many wonderful tutorials online that can help you alter a vintage pattern to the correct size for you. I recommend the following site: http://sensibility.com/blog/tips/how-to-resize-a-pattern/

I've got a little feature over at Revisionist Vintage:
http://www.revisionistvintage.com/2015/10/vaudezilla-pin-up-and-burlesque-craft-fair/

If, like me, you're not only obsessed with vintage, but also with sparkle, visit my other shop, Telltale Tassels, for a selection of showgirl-worthy burlesque accessories! www.etsy.com/shop/telltaletassels

M. Gallagher

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About

Living the Dream

This shop originally started as a way for me to sell the handmade feather fascinators that were slowly taking over my living space. I still occasionally make them, but I began to shift my focus after I impulse-purchased a giant lot of vintage patterns on Ebay.

I've always loved vintage patterns, and my plan was to pick through that box, pull out the ones that I intended to keep, and list the handful that remained on Etsy to recoup what I paid. And then I bought another box... and another... and another.

I love sifting through patterns, looking at the pictures of lives and styles gone by, trying to imagine each of those pieces on me, weaving through the streets of Chicago. Sometimes I love what I see. Sometimes I think those styles might look better on someone else. Sometimes I find something I LOVE and, heartbreak! It's five sizes too small. Either way, you benefit.

This shop exists for the people who, like me, would rather dress in the style of a bygone era. Or several bygone eras. The people who wake up on Wednesday in 1957 and Thursday in 1982. Or maybe just the people who love integrating little touches of the past into their eclectic and ever-changing wardrobes.

Shop members

  • Raven Gemini

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a performing artist, photographer, art model, costumier, and all-around sparkleperson with a flair for 70's fashion and pretty dresses. You can find me blogging about my exploits at www.revisionistvintage.com

Shop policies

Last updated on September 24, 2014
Welcome to the Raven's Nest. Items come from a smoke-free home. We do have a cat, but he is kept away from my patterns.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
If you are for any reason unsatisfied with your purchase, let me know. I will do my best to accommodate you.
Payment
I accept Paypal, direct checkout, Etsy gift cards, and personal checks at this time. If paying by Paypal, payment is expected within 48 hours, unless prior notice is given. Items paid for by personal check will not ship until the check has cleared.
Shipping
Shipping will be done by USPS. If you would like to add insurance, expedited shipping, etc. let me know when placing your order.

Items will be shipped within 72 hours of purchase. Again, let me know if you need something right away, and I will be happy to accommodate you.
Additional policies and FAQs
All patterns have been carefully examined, catalogued, and counted for completeness. Listings will clearly indicate the condition of each pattern.