Promoting Interest & Awareness:

A momentous goal of the Couture Pattern Museum is to foster exposure to, and the appreciation of, the unique and enduring art form represented by the manufacture and sale of haute couture sewing patterns through exhibitions and media channels. The artwork, pattern illustrations, and graphic designs are exquisite objects of art in their own right. 

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The Couture Pattern Museum creates couture dresses from historical, commercially licensed sewing patterns made available by the design houses through pattern publishers. The dresses are added to the database and exhibited in special exhibitions. We also offer dressmaking services through our Santa Barbara Atelier. Our in-house Santa Barbara seamstress documents the creation of select vintage couture ensembles on her blog at www.celebritydressmaker.com

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The Couture Pattern Museum is a teaching museum. We are developing educational programs to help preserve the tradition and savoir-faire of crafting exquisite handmade clothing. Participants have access to approved sewing patterns through our archive. We will help them apply the knowledge stored within the instructions of each haute couture pattern to create their authentic couture ensemble. Participants can be recognized by contributing a photo of their completed garment to the Couture Pattern Museum database and, upon approval, a chance to exhibit their ensemble in a special exhibition. Please check back again as we continue to develop our programs. 

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Upcoming Exhibitions: 

Our first exhibition will be on Nov. 3, 2022, in Downtown Santa Barbara inside the Workzones building at Paseo Nuevo. Please check our events calendar to keep up with our traveling exhibitions. Also, please subscribe to our newsletter below to be informed of the details of our next exhibition. 

Art Gallery


The fragile paper patterns are being digitized and archived with the museum. The digitization process complies with the highest industry standards. Keep up with the digitization progress by following us on Instagram

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