When you purchase a vintage pattern from us it will come to you as a PDF File, this is a copy of the original Vintage Pattern (it is not the original pattern). *If you see date in the overview alongside the pattern picture, this is when the pattern was listed and not the original date of the pattern, (so the date shown is the date that the pattern PDF file was listed not the pattern date) The pattern will be sent to you as an attachment via Email, to the Email address you give us. We will send you your pattern as one file containing your pattern pages. With sending our patterns as PDF files and not by post it means more people can enjoy them more quickly, you don’t have to pay a postage cost. We give in our listings only the details, sizes of item, what the garment is (Jumper, Cardigan etc.), who it’s for (child, adult etc.) if the pattern is a knitting or crochet pattern, there is a copy from the pattern instructions giving other details (needles sizes etc.) you can access this by clicking on it below the main pattern picture, you will see it along side of the small pattern picture. PLEASE BEFORE ORDERING PLEASE BE SURE YOU CAN OPEN AN EMAIL CONTAINING PDF FILES. WE TRY TO SEND OUT ALL ORDERS WITHIN 1 BUSINESS DAY. To download your pattern you will need a program such as Adobe or similar, some Photoshop programs can open PDF files also. ALL OUR PATTERNS ARE VINTAGE, SOME OF WHICH ARE FROM THE 1940/1950’S, YOU CAN PURCHACE A PDF COPY OF THIS. We clean up all of our patterns to give you a pattern that you can read (we are going through our patterns at the present to clean them up even more for your enjoyment) ALL OF OUR PATTERNS ARE SCANNED IN AND OUT FOR YOUR PRTECTION. We have two sites on Etsy they are: www.etsy.com/shop/DaleStratford plus, www.etsy.com/shop/LittleJohn2003. Could we invite to have a look at our other sites? Assuring you of our best service at all times.