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people & companies we love and support!

Gill & Dawn

Vintage Sewing Pattern Company

Our specialty lies in offering men's and women's sewing patterns from all decades. With the convenience of instant PDF digital downloads in Letter/A4/A0 sizes, also shipped full-scale patterns, we aim to assist you in creating your ideal vintage-style wardrobe.

We take pride in curating a diverse collection of styles from different eras, ensuring there's something for everyone's taste. Each pattern comes with clear and detailed instructions, making the sewing process accessible to both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. We also encourage our community to share their creations, fostering a sense of belonging and inspiration among fellow vintage fashion enthusiasts.

Furthermore, we prioritize customer support, offering 24/7 assistance whenever needed, to ensure a smooth experience with our patterns. 

The Northern College of Costume

Practical training in the art of costume

The Northern College of Costume is based in a light and spacious studio at the centre of the beautiful City of York.

The 15 week Costume making course is a project based, apprentice style programme which concentrates on teaching costume making to industry standard. The class size is kept to a maximum of 8. Now in its 19th year, the College has achieved an excellent reputation for producing highly skilled, industry-ready costume makers.

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