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Antique sewing pattern source

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25 per package - Virtual OK

I am a historical seamstress with a passion for preserving antique sewing patterns. I will gladly reproduce for you a pattern from my ever-growing antique and vintage sewing pattern collection. I will scan the paper envelope (front and back) and trace pattern pieces onto the same doctor's exam table paper I like to use when making my own patterns. The pattern will be mailed to you in an envelop with instructions and the folded unprinted pattern pieces. You should be able to recreate it as if you were using the original. (Be aware that older patterns have far less instructions,) I have patterns from 1890-1960 but most of my sewing patterns are from the 1900s-1940s. I would swap for simbi but would really love to trade for another sewing pattern traced from your own collection, preferably from the 1890s-1930s.

Training & Qualifications


I am a historical seamstress and artisan who has sewn the bulk of her own wardrobe and is experienced in working with antique patterns, fabricating vintage style hats, cleaning and stain removal from old fabrics, and mending/darning damaged vintage clothing.

Availability & Preferences


I work from home part time so I am available both during the weeks and on the weekends. Usually unavailable on Tuesday and Sundays.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Sarah


Sarah provided unit of Level 2 Edit - Light Line Editing for Sarah
Apr 05, 2017
Sarah has a professional attitude about writing and working with agents. I'm sure she'll do well!
Molly received unit of Historic and classic recipe source from Sarah
Mar 31, 2017
Sarah is very helpful and friendly.
Aubrey provided unit of Beta-Reading by Professional Editor for Sarah
Mar 27, 2017
Sarah is not only a great person, but also a fantastic writer! I would absolutely read more of her stuff in the future.
Sarah received unit of Historic and classic recipe source from Sarah
Mar 17, 2017
Sarah was awesome! She found me some very old apple pie recipes to try. I can't wait to make them!
Shira Schindel
Shira provided session of 20-minute Book Publishing Consult for Sarah
Mar 13, 2017
Sarah was lovely to interact with: quick to reply, clear in her correspondence, and very communicative of how I could be helpful to her in her book submission process. It's great to know just where I can provide value, and would be glad to work with Sarah again!
Christian received unit of Historic and classic recipe source from Sarah
Mar 11, 2017
Sarah went above and beyond! Very excited to try these!
Dan received unit of Historic and classic recipe source from Sarah
Mar 11, 2017
Sarah went above and beyond to find me some great recipes and instructions. Very interesting and unique service and she is really cool!
Erica Borey
Erica provided unit of Custom Watercolor for Sarah
Mar 09, 2017
Lovely, she struck me as generous and friendly.
Shira Schindel
Shira received session of Sewing help and troubleshooting from Sarah
Mar 06, 2017
Sarah was prompt and pleasant to speak with. I'd be glad to work with her again.
Jessica received unit of Historic and classic recipe source from Sarah
Mar 03, 2017
Sarah was so nice to work with, and even though she couldn't find the recipe I was looking for, I completed the deal with her just because of the effort she put into looking for me!


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About Sarah Bacavis

I'm an eclectic old soul who spends her time creating art, hunting down rare antiques, sewing patterns from the 1890s to the 1930s, and writing books about mischievous goblins. I am currently in the ...process of publishing my first book, "Beyond the Bramble" and I love talking with and encouraging other aspiring writers. I am also always on the look out for beta readers to help me improve my craft. Vintage fashion and lifestyle is a passion of mine and I generally look like someone who just walked out of 1924. I'm skilled in sewing and mending, illustration, creative writing, historical reenacting, genealogical research, and photo restoration. I can be a helpful source for information on fashion from historical eras (1890s-1960s), dating antiques, women world travelers, and historical recipes for food and apothecary. I live in a tiny downtown Victorian apartment with my husband and our Dachshund Annette. I work part time from home and have plenty of available time to offer! I truly enjoy working with other creative independent thinking people. Things I am interested in in trading for: - Learning to knit (I've been drooling over old sweater patterns!) - Online ukelele lessons (I love Annette Hanshaw and want to play her music) - Charleston lessons - Beta readers with experience - The perfect chicken tikka masala recipe - swapping vintage clothing and accessories - swapping copies of antique sewing patterns - if it is antique, dusty, and impractical to own, I probably dream about it at night. show more

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