Hint of History Sewing Patterns

Announcement    Physical patterns are temporary pulled; they should be back in the shop this spring!


Last updated on Feb 18, 2021

Physical patterns are temporary pulled; they should be back in the shop this spring!


Amanda Kastner

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Amanda Kastner


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About sewhintofhistory

Sales 307
On Etsy since 2015

Vintage-Inspired Patterns for Today

Amanda Kastner has always loved history, dresses, colors, and drawing--what better way to combine them all than to design and sew historically-inspired clothing? Since learning to draft sewing patterns as a teen, she's been hooked on creating unique designs with a distinctly vintage taste, coupled with ease of construction and practical wearability. The hobby grew into a cottage business, and the line of Hint of History sewing patterns was launched in 2006.

I recently moved the shop, but you can check out reviews of my previous shop here:

My designs are available as "real" arrive-in-the-mail patterns here:

I am also on Etsy as Frivolous Distinction:

Shop members

  • Amanda Kastner

    Owner, Designer

    I'm a pattern designer, seamstress, and artist who loves to read old books, design and sew original clothing, and generally raise the fire hazard level of the house with ever-present, ever-shifting stacks and drifts and mountains of papers.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 27, 2018
Welcome to Hint of History patterns!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Customer pays shipping for returned or exchanged items.

No refunds will be given on digital downloads.
I accept Paypal or Direct Checkout. Item will not be shipped until payment is completed.
Digital downloads are available immediately! Other items will be shipped USPS first class or priority mail within the next 24-48 hours after payment has cleared.
Additional policies and FAQs
Licensing info for commercial seamstresses:

Purchase of a Hint of History pattern entitles you to make as many garments as you like for yourself, your family, and your friends.

If you plan to sell under six outfits in a year (small etsy shop, craft fairs, etc.) you are free to use Hint of History patterns if you mention my website/shop in your garment description.

If you plan to sell more than six outfits in a year, please purchase a one-year unlimited license for $25. Thank you for respecting my work as the designer!License available here: