My mother taught me, as her grandmother and mother taught her, that good patterns are timeless; that choosing your own fabric and having a unique wardrobe is better than a designer label on something that everyone else has; and that you will have a higher-quality wardrobe and treat your wardrobe better if you put the work into piecing it together yourself.
I have never been able to pass up sewing patterns at yard sales or estate sales, even ones I might not have a personal use for, because I could not bear the thought of them ending up in the trash if I didn’t buy them. When I see a sewing pattern that is sixty years old that was never even cut, I think it a shameful waste of the life it was meant to have. And so this family of shops was born. I think of myself as a sewing pattern foster mom, mailing these precious pieces of fashion history to homes across the globe, where I hope they will become the fabulous creative projects they were meant to be.
THE PENNDRAGONFLY FAMILY:
If you love SewingPatternShop.com, you might also enjoy its sister shops and my sewing blog:
PennDragonflyKids.com - patterns to sew clothes, accessories, and gifts for infants, toddlers, and children
PennsHollow.com - quilts, soft sculpture dolls and animals, doll clothes, wearable art, seasonal crafts, and many other types of crafting patterns, featuring independent designers and plenty of vintage options
All sewing and craft patterns sold in any of my shops are uncut.
PennDragonfly.com - Check out my new sewing blog where I share my sewing philosophies, ideas, and tidbits about my sewing journey. Join the discussion!