Accidental Artist combines love of Altered Art with love of Fashion
I started collecting vintage sewing patterns, catalogs, and all sorts of vintage sewing treasures for my growing passion for altered art several years ago.
Now I am sharing my patterns with other sewing enthusiasts so I can focus on more sewing and altered art than collecting. Four commercial pattern cabinets full of vintage, out of print classic designs and recent patterns that have been gently used or never cut in factory folds.
Hopefully, my shop will soon be offering vintage and classic custom designs made from some of my favorite vintage patterns - like a 1959 Patou pillbox hats featuring stylish nets.
Most of the 1990-Current patterns can be found in my pattern closet shop already. Several hundred more vintage patterns from the forties through the seventies will soon join the Vogue Designer patterns already available.
Converse with me anytime about special designs you are seeking while delightful designs are being added regularly. Blessings on your fashion adventures and thank you for being a fellow Etsy traveler.
Owner, Seamstress And Collector Of All Things Sewing
Who knew that signing up for one semester of Home Economics so I could go to Future Homemakers of America camp with my friends at Lakeview High would lead to so many years of sewing and collecting vintage sewing treasures.
Accepted payment methods
Items will be shipped after payment is received (see item details regarding specific timing for each item.) Patterns are shipped via USPS. Expedited shipping and insurance available for additional expense and upon request at time of purchase.
Tracking numbers are provided.
Please contact your local post office regarding late or lost shipments. Seller does not provide warranty for services of the U.S.P.S.
NO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS OR ACCEPTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. This policy is due to additional costs to accept payment from other than U.S financial institutions and additional processing/refund requirements for various countries for which seller has no control and may limit seller's shipping options.💱📦
APO shipping is available with payments using payments from U.S credit cards only.🗽
*Note that no response will be given to convos requesting reduction for pattern pricing or shipping and handling rates. Etsy is not Ebay (no "best offer style listings.) This shop owner (and others I suspect) consider these requests offensive.😮
Returns and exchanges
PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN OPENING SHIPPING ENVELOPES TO AVOID DAMAGE TO YOUR PATTERN(S.)
Returns accepted for items not as described. Customer pays return postage 2.00 restocking fee. Buyer must contact seller within 24 hours of delivery for return authorization/refund request.
Additional policies and FAQs
Vintage patterns are shipped in clear archival safe sleeves for pattern protection and preservation.
Your satisfaction is important to me and I am always ready for your feedback on how I can make shopping a rewarding and creative experience for all.