How can I contact Decades of Style Pattern Company?
You can call us at (510) 847-6234 or email us at info (at) decadesofstyle (dot) com. It is not unusual to get our out going message if you call. Please leave a message if you have a question. If you do not leave a message when you call, you will never get a return call.
Do you have a photo of a real person wearing this?
If we have a photo for a pattern, it is already on the product page with the pattern. If there is no photo, we don't have one yet.
How much fabric does it take for this pattern?
Yardage requirements for each pattern are in the tile with the technical information for the pattern. This is the second tile option for every pattern. The yardages are for modern fabric widths, 44" and 60" wide fabric.
Will the patterns fit me?
Will it fit you perfectly right out of the package? Probably not (and if it does, go buy a lottery ticket immediately!). The patterns are tested and conform to a modern body type with fuller upper arms and lower bust line than were standard in the 20th century. Please, please, please, make a test version out of muslin or clearance fabric to address fitting issues! It will save you time and money in the long run and improve your success rate for your projects. Unfortunately, it is just not possible for Decades to provide custom fitting consultations; a sewing teacher is best suited to help with fitting questions.
What size pattern should I make?
The patterns are drafted based on a B-cup bra size. If your bra CUP size is bigger than a B cup, take your bust measurement at the high bust (measure just above the breast mass at approximately the armpit level) and use the high bust measurement to choose your size. You might want to do some research on the internet for Full Bust Adjustment or FBA if you have a large cup size.
How much is shipping?
Orders in the US ship with USPS Priority flat rate mailers. All shipping rates are flat rate so you can order as many pattern as you like and the shipping rate stays the same. All orders within the US ship for a flat rate of $6.25.
International order ship via USPS First Class International Service. There is no tracking available for this service. The fee is a flat rate of $18.00. Again, you can order as many patterns as you like and the shipping rate stays the same just like magic.
For orders outside of the United States, any customs duties, import tax or other fees incurred at the border of your country are the responsibility of the customer. For questions or details on these charges, please contact your customs office.
Do you have a blog?
No. Sorry about this. We know it would be a good idea to do it but when it comes down to it, we'd rather spend our time and resources making the best patterns that we possibly can - rather than writing about the patterns. Please feel free to blog about Decades of Style patterns if that is something you enjoy! We can use all the help we can get in the social media world.
Do you teach classes?
The title of "teacher" is a sacred one and not something that we take lightly. There is no one at Decades of Style who qualifies to have that title so we do not offer any classes. We will do trunk shows but you need to contact us for pricing and details: info (at) decadesofstyle (dot) com or 510.847.6234
Do you offer wholesale accounts?
We are happy to open wholesale accounts for businesses with a brick and mortar store. Please contact us at info (at) decadesofstyle (dot) com or 510.847.6234 for more information. We are not currently looking for online retailers but you can always get on the list if we ever change our mind.
What is your refund or exchange policy?
All sales are final.
How do I know my transaction will be safe?
Our online shopping cart and security technology ensures the safest and most reliable checkout experience for our customers.
Decades of Style Pattern Company is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not sell or disclose any information that identifies you to a third party. We may use the information we collect to periodically notify you about new services or special offers we think you'll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, you may send an e-mail to info (at) decadesofstyle (dot) com with "Unsubscribe Me" as the subject line.
When will I get my order?
Orders usually ship within 3 business days. We ship Priority so orders within the US usually arrive within 3 days after
shipping. On occasion, it can take up to 5 business days for an order to ship but this a rare thing.
Will you be re-doing the separately sized patterns so that all sizes come in one pattern?