weartothedance

WeartotheDance vintage sewing patterns, books & more

Fairfax, Virginia

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Announcement    Hello dear sewists! 💖 Wear to the Dance has vintage and modern sewing patterns, sewing books, accessories and a few vintage 1970s Barbie items. Patterns range from the 1950s to contemporary and include vintage Vogue, Advance, Butterick, Burda, Simplicity and McCall's styles to choose from. With a large children's section, cool men's patterns, costumes, matenity patterns, dog patterns!, crafts, dolls and doll making books. Check out the jewelry and accessories section for items to coordinate with your sewing outfit. I am adding my vintage 1970s Barbie and Barbie clothes--they brough me joy and it's time to pass that on.

Shipping is always combined, and you will be reimbursed shipping overage of more than a dollar via the method of payment used.

Looking for something specific? Send me a note with size, style, era details as I have many more patterns. I hope you find something to 'Wear to the dance!'

If you make a pattern from Wear to the Dance, please share a photo in your review or on the WeartotheDance FB page: https://www.facebook.com/weartothedance/

These are vintage, used, previously owned patterns. Each pattern in my collection is accounted for and cared for to preserve it's integrity for many nore years. Factory Folded patterns are not unfolded in order to preserve their original state. Envelopes and Sewing instructions are treated to preserve best condition possible. From a smoke free home.

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Last updated on Jul 24, 2021

Hello dear sewists! 💖 Wear to the Dance has vintage and modern sewing patterns, sewing books, accessories and a few vintage 1970s Barbie items. Patterns range from the 1950s to contemporary and include vintage Vogue, Advance, Butterick, Burda, Simplicity and McCall's styles to choose from. With a large children's section, cool men's patterns, costumes, matenity patterns, dog patterns!, crafts, dolls and doll making books. Check out the jewelry and accessories section for items to coordinate with your sewing outfit. I am adding my vintage 1970s Barbie and Barbie clothes--they brough me joy and it's time to pass that on.

Shipping is always combined, and you will be reimbursed shipping overage of more than a dollar via the method of payment used.

Looking for something specific? Send me a note with size, style, era details as I have many more patterns. I hope you find something to 'Wear to the dance!'

If you make a pattern from Wear to the Dance, please share a photo in your review or on the WeartotheDance FB page: https://www.facebook.com/weartothedance/

These are vintage, used, previously owned patterns. Each pattern in my collection is accounted for and cared for to preserve it's integrity for many nore years. Factory Folded patterns are not unfolded in order to preserve their original state. Envelopes and Sewing instructions are treated to preserve best condition possible. From a smoke free home.

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About weartothedance

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On Etsy since 2016

Vintage sewing patterns, vintage dancing

Sewing, vintage dresses, vintage patterns, and swing dancing -- the perfect combination. I wish I had more time to sew every pattern I have!
If you are in the DC area and are a swing dancer, let me know!
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I started sewing in school, and still have a few pieces and patterns used! Vintage and modern patterns all each of us to express our inner sense of beauty, be it a vintage or modern look. And each pattern holds a story of the person who purchased and made it. I think of these things as I care for the patterns I list on my shop.

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  • Deb L.

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    Dancer, seamstress, pattern collecter, linguist, swing dancer, collegiate shag instructor, and animal lover. I love finding, preserving, collecting and sewing patterns. They show the true fashion from each era and create unique, beautiful clothing.

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Last updated on Feb 3, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Pattern storage

Patterns are currently in a smoke-free home in special, close storage containers.

Vintage patterns that are in a more delicate state are stored and shipped in an archival-safe plastic storage bag. All patterns are carefully counted and cared for. If you would like your pattern shipped in a pattern bag and do not see that option (for example modern patterns), feel free to message me.

Pattern condition

I take special care to count all pattern pieces and put the pattern in its best possible condition before listing on Weartothedance. Any tears or re-made pattern pieces, or any other issue, is clearly listed in the item description. Pieces are carefully smoothed and refolded on original fold lines when possible. Uncut pattern in factory folds are not opened to preserve the factoryfolded state.

Patterns are vintage and previously owned, many have been made, so most show signs of age and use. Think of these as marks of love for the creation of unique, individualized fashion!

Do you have a pattern that is.....

Maybe! I have many patterns that need to be checked for completeness, or that haven't been listed yet. Message me your size, a pattern number, or a decade/style and I will send a few photos for your review. I love patterns and love sharing them with others.