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.

What's in your PDF Patterns?


PDF patterns contain Print-at-Home (PAH) files for A4 or letter sized paper. Each PDF pattern also contains a copy shop file for A0 paper (the product page and the file name indicate the number of A0 sheets in the pattern.) Some patterns have a US Copy Shop file for 36" wide paper. These files are named as such and have the dimensions in the file name as well as published on the product page.

At this point, only pattern 109 offers layers in the copy shop file to print your desired size only. We will not be retroactively offering this feature on the older PDFs.

You will receive a download link for your PDF from SendOwl . It might take a minute of two to receive that email. If the download email never arrives, check your SPAM folder. Transactions flagged as high risk of fraud will not get immediate download access and will require contacting us (info (at) decadesofstyle (dot) com) for approval.

Orders have a limit of 3 downloads. 

PDF pattern sales are FINAL SALE. Refunds for duplicate purchases are only issued when purchased together and disputed within 24 hours of completed sale. 

Why can't I open the PDF with Adobe Illustrator?

The PDF files are password protected for our security. No, you cannot have the password.

Please use Adobe Acrobat or Apple Preview to open the pdf files and print them. 

I lost my PDF files that I purchased X years ago, can I have new downloads?

Replacement download links have a 2-year limit from date of purchase.

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.
Reserve Pattern Collection patterns do not provide modern yardages or cutting layouts. There are rough estimates in the product descriptions. You will need to determine your own yardages for those patterns.

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. Measure at the fullest part of the bust if you are a B cup.
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.
For pants patterns, use your hip measurement to choose your 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 patterns as you like and the shipping rate stays the same. All orders within the US ship for a flat rate of $8.75.
Due to Covid and USPS slowdowns, international shipping is not currently available for paper patterns. We invite our international customers to choose PDF patterns while we reassess and try to figure out the best way to reinstate international shipping.

My order shipped to the wrong address?

You provide your shipping address when you place your order. The order confirmation email specifically asks you to check your shipping address and provide us with corrections if there are any. Decades will not replace your order or refund your order if you provide the INCORRECT shipping address. It's on you.

Do you have a blog?

Yes we do! Find it under the menu.

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. 

Do you offer wholesale accounts?

We are happy to open wholesale accounts for businesses with a brick and mortar store. we are not currently opening new wholesale account for exclusively web-based businesses. Please contact us at info (at) decadesofstyle (dot) com or 510.847.6234 for more information. 
PDF pattern are not available for wholesale purchase.

What is your refund or exchange policy? Can I cancel my order.

All sales are final including PDF patterns. We are not Amazon; your order cannot be cancelled. 

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.

What is your privacy policy?

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 5 business days. We use Priority service 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 patterns with separate size groups so that all sizes come in one pattern?