sacratomato's Shop Announcement

Welcome to my Etsy shop! I love hunting for vintage patterns at estate sales and antique shops. I just lucked into more than 20 very lovely vintage Vogue patterns -- one gem is from the 1930s -- so keep checking back to see them when I get those listed.

Let me know if there's something in particular that you're looking for -- I'd love to find just the right thing for you!

A note about sizing:
Most of my patterns are one-of-a-kind, and vintage sewing patterns generally just come in one size (often on the small side, by modern standards; it's common to find dress patterns drafted for a 32-inch bust measurement). If you love a pattern, don't let it go to someone else! You might never see it available again anywhere.

With a little work, you will be able to resize a vintage pattern to fit you, even if it's far from your original size. Here are a couple of my favorite internet resources for pattern resizing instructions:

* Sense and Sensibility patterns has a great pictorial explanation here:

* Threads magazine just ran a piece on pattern resizing using the "seam method":

I hope these help, and I hope you like my patterns!

sacratomato's Shop Policies


I'm a sewing pattern junkie with an eye for vintage style and way too many sewing patterns to make all myself. I sell books on eBay and Amazon as well (as marywithbooks) so you can check me out there if you'd like.


Paypal is fastest but will accept a money order or personal check if you don't mind a small shipping delay.


Patterns and small books will be sent promptly and well-packaged via USPS First Class Mail, which arrives in about 3 or so business days. Larger books will be sent via USPS Media Mail with tracking, which is a little slower and arrives within about two weeks. If you're in a hurry, I'll send your items via Priority Mail for a higher shipping fee.

Refunds and Exchanges

Returns accepted within 30 days of initial sale.

Last Updated March 17, 2011