TheGrannySquared

Vintage sewing, quilting and crochet patterns and items

Centerton, Arkansas · 391 Sales

TheGrannySquared

Vintage sewing, quilting and crochet patterns and items

Centerton, Arkansas 391 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   What's new in fashion? Bell sleeves, lace, and cold shoulders. Check out my sewing patterns and see if there is anything that suits you. You may find a lot of patterns from the late 1960s and 1970s are back in style.

All of my patterns and kits are checked and rechecked before shipping to make sure they are complete.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 10, 2018

What's new in fashion? Bell sleeves, lace, and cold shoulders. Check out my sewing patterns and see if there is anything that suits you. You may find a lot of patterns from the late 1960s and 1970s are back in style.

All of my patterns and kits are checked and rechecked before shipping to make sure they are complete.

Lynda Altman

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Lynda Altman

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About

The Granny Squared is my passion for crochet vintage sewing.

I started my Etsy store after stage 2 breast cancer taught me to chase my dreams. I love crochet and sewing. What started as a small shop with a few crocheted items, has transformed into a successful Etsy business that includes a large inventory of sewing patterns.

Why vintage sewing patterns? I started selling patterns as a way to destash my pattern inventory. After surgery for breast cancer, none of the patterns I had planned on sewing for myself would fit. Now that my surgeries are complete, I have the energy and ability to sew again. Because of the surgeries, off the rack clothing never fits right. I now sew my own bras and lingerie as well as outerwear, especially tops and dresses. I love fit and flare dresses. They are flattering to almost all figures. A great way to hide a few too many curves on the hips and thighs.

I love vintage patterns. Fashion from days gone by intrigue me. The glamour of Hollywood Regency era and the classic fashion of our First Ladies, remind me that these patterns are connections to our past. In a way, we all relate to fashion, unless your favorite outfit is your birthday suit.

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  • Lynda Altman

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love sewing and vintage patterns. Older sewing patterns are a connection to our past. Some of the fashions never go out of style. My favorite eras are the 1920s flapper, and the fun lines of the 1960s and 70s.

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Last updated on Jul 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Sewing patterns are not the same size as off the rack clothes. Vintage sewing pattern sizes are different from modern sewing patterns. To make sure you get the correct size pattern, take your bust, hip, and waist measurements with a tape measure. Use those measurements and the sizing information on the pattern envelope (always available in my photos) to choose the correct size.

What is a cut and punched or unprinted pattern?

Vintage sewing patterns, especially those prior to 1950 were not printed like modern patterns. They were pre-cut at the factory and have a series of perforations and punch marks that are used to construct the garment.

This type of pattern is called "cut and punched" by the industry because that is how it was manufactured. A basic knowledge of garment construction and sewing is required. Seam allowances may or may not be included.

There is no printing on the pattern pieces. Pattern pieces are identified with perforated numbers or letters.

Is this a reproduction or copy of a pattern?

All of my patterns are the original patterns from the manufacturer unless I have specified that it is a reproduction or copy.

What is a pattern rating?

Most patterns are rated from very easy to advanced. You should choose a pattern that fits your sewing skills.

VERY EASY
The easiest and quickest patterns to sew. Great for beginner or the experienced sewer with limited time available.

EASY
Easy-to-sew patterns but with more details than the Very Easy category. Perfect for those with limited sewing knowledge or little time.

AVERAGE
These patterns are perfect if you have more time to sew, and more experience sewing. Look for challenging designer techniques, tailoring, unique construction details.

ADVANCED
Perfect for those who like the sewing challenge of professional tailoring and fine couture techniques.

Check out my blog for more details http://www.thegrannysquared.com

Is this a digital pattern?

I sell crochet patterns in digital format. These are original patterns that I designed. They are not copies of older patterns. They are not reproductions. All patterns that are downloadable are clearly marked as such.

Wholesale availability

Some of my items are available at wholesale pricing to buyers wishing to purchase in large quantities. Contact me for details.

Are VAT or other taxes included in the price to items shipped to the EU and other countries?

Taxes of any kind are NOT INCLUDED in our prices. We are in located in the United States, and are not registered to collect VAT or any other taxes outside of the U.S. If a tax is charged, it is noted as a separate charge at checkout.