Hint of History patterns are currently download-only. Check back in Spring of 2021 when physical patterns will be back in stock!
Happy Sewing!

About Hint of History


Hi! I'm Amanda Kastner I've always loved history, dresses, colors, and drawing—what better way to combine them all than to design and sew historically-inspired clothing? Since learning to draft sewing patterns as a teen, I've been hooked on creating unique designs with a distinctly vintage taste, coupled with ease of construction and practical wearability. The hobby grew into a cottage business, and the line of Hint of History sewing patterns was launched in 2006. 

Do you accept orders placed outside of the US?

Yes, I do! International shipping rates apply, and buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I am not responsible for delays due to customs.

How will my order be shipped?

  • Orders are shipped via USPS First Class Package. 
  • If your order is over 1# in weight, it will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate. 
  • International orders are also shipped via USPS First Class. 

How long will it take to receive my order?

I try to ship most orders within 1-3 business days. Once shipped most domestic orders take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 2 and 12 weeks.

How do you process payment information?

Orders are securely processed through Paypal. It is not necessary to have or create a Paypal account to pay for your order.

What is your return and exchange policy?

I accept returns and exchanges only if the item is returned in its original condition, unless it arrived damaged. Please contact me within 14 days of delivery, and ship items back to me within 30 days of delivery. You are responsible for return shipping costs.

Wholesale Information

If you are a retailer or distributor and would like to carry my patterns, please contact me for more information on wholesale rates. Current wholesalers include:

Commercial Use

Purchase of a Hint of History pattern entitles you to make as many garments as you like for yourself, your family, and your friends.

If you plan to sell under six outfits in a year (small etsy shop, craft fairs, etc.) you are free to use Hint of History patterns if you mention my website/shop in your garment description.

If you plan to sell more than six outfits in a year, please purchase a one-year unlimited license for $25. Thank you for respecting my work as the designer!

Please contact me if you have questions or problems with your order!