Order space fills up fast so if you have a commission in mind and want to ensure I can get you on my calendar please check the link below and consider getting your "reservation deposit" submitted today.
Have a specific project in mind that you'd like to discuss? Fantastic! Send me an email and we'll get the ball rolling. Be sure to include basics like pictures, fabric and color preferences, your basic size (Bust/Waist/Hips/Height), occasion and requested due date.
The items in my shop will give you an idea of pricing for custom orders. Keep in mind, these are just base prices. Your final price may vary depending upon your particular details, fabric choice, due dates, and measurements. You can place your order directly from this site to lock in your place on my calendar. If adjustments to price need to be made, we will discuss and an adjusted invoice will be sent.
It is important that you read all the terms of sale carefully. In most cases, you are purchasing custom made clothing which cannot be cancelled once begun or returned after purchase is complete. If you have questions about anything, please feel free to email at any time.
RUSH ORDERS: Any orders for custom made clothing to be completed within 6 weeks or less will incur a 50% additional rush fee. If express or overnight shipping is required, additional shipping charges may also be added.
DEPOSIT:A 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to confirm your order and assign you a slot in our schedule. The remaining balance is due before shipment.
PAYMENT: Only PayPal is accepted at this time. Money may be sent in more than one payment, however, full payment must be received before clothing is shipped.
RETURNS: Because each piece is made specifically for you, the customer, following your particular tastes and measurements, there are ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS ON SPECIAL ORDER MERCHANDISE! Returns of any other merchandise is at company discretion.
SHIPPING: Each order is entered into my schedule as it is accepted. As a result, shipping dates vary according to the number of orders previously scheduled. Christmas, Halloween and Spring are the busiest times, so please plan accordingly.
If you have a particular "no later than" date PLEASE make sure you include that with your order. I will try to accommodate all requests and will notify you if it is not possible to meet your deadline. As a general rule, allow at least 10-12 weeks for delivery of custom made items. (Ready-to-ship items are usually shipped within3 days). If any items are delayed, you will be notified as soon as possible.Be sure to include address, phone number and email with order. Shipping/handling/insurance starts at $8.50 and goes up depending on the weight of your total items. Insurance is extra and at the customer's expense. All orders are shipped USPS Priority unless otherwise noted or requested.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please inquire about additional postage.
To get started I'll need your Bust, Waist, Hips and Height. Once you're ready to start your project I'll need a full set of measurements to ensure everything fits you perfectly. If you have ANY questions at any time, don't hesitate to reach out to me. If you need help with measurements, we can FaceTime to get things right.
This will depend on the number of projects already in my queue and the complexity of your particular project, but on the whole I have a 10-12 week turnaround time. Please ask prior to placing your order and be sure to let me know if you have a "hope to have by" date.
PLEASE NOTE!!! As of 07/11/21 I am fully booked through 2021. I am still taking orders but will not be starting any new commissions until 2022
I'd be happy to help you narrow down the perfect style for your look/event/body-type. Not sure about fabric colors or types or combinations? I can walk you through that as well. PLEASE NOTE: Any consulting beyond 2 hour's time will require the initial 50% deposit and add $50/hr consulting fee to your project.
Have a pattern you'd like to work with? Absolutely! Just let me know if you want it returned with your order or if you'd like to donate it to my collection for future customers. You would receive attribution credit on my website and social media.
Your own fabric and trimmings? You sure can! In fact, it ensures that you are getting exactly the fabric or buttons/buckles/lace/etc. you had envisioned. Need help picking appropriate fabrics? No problem - I can help guide you with that. Just make sure you know exactly how much yardage will be required before you purchase it!
Of course! We would be happy to make your garment in whatever fabric you like! It doesn't have to be authentic or vintage if you're just looking to capture a look or a feeling, but aren't concerned about authenticity. This is the customized item of YOUR dreams - no one else's! Have fun and go with what makes it truly unique to you!
Unfortunately, no. While I understand circumstances arise that may change your situation in the middle of an order period, we cannot afford to take the hit on our end either.
If you cancel your order, you will lose your 25% deposit. (This deposit covers fabric/patterns/trim purchased for your order, and time invested in researching and prepping for the work.)
Custom orders cannot be returned as they are one of a kind and made specifically for you. If you have any issues with fit or finish (which I am confident you will not :), please reach out to me right away and I will work to make it right!
A base custom order will come with machine finishing (hems, facings, button holes, etc.) and a standard fabric (cotton, or similarly priced fabric) with pictured sleeve styles and hem lengths. But you are by no means constrained by the basics. The sky's the limit! (You just might have to pay for it. :))
NOPE. Because most of the clothing I recreate predates the regular use of a serger, I just don't use one. I do use a variety of period finishing techniques such as pinking, zig-zag stitching, flat-felling or French seaming.
Again, nope. Because these garments are being made specifically to fit your body, I often re-work seams to get the perfect fit. What that means is you might see more than one line of stitching on the inside of seams from the fitting process. This is part of what makes your garment completely unique and not a mass-produced item bought off the rack. Do not fear though! This in no way will detract from the outer appearance or the gloriousness of the finished garment!
I sure do! I have vintage patterns in larger sizes and I can grade up most others.
While not as often, I definitely take commissions for men's wear as well. I do NOT make tailored suits and coats like you'd get from a tailor's shop (with layers of specific padding and interlining). But I will make what would have been done by the home sewist at the time.
This project deposit holds your spot on my calendar while we finalize details, measurements, fabrics, and final price.
The deposit will be deducted from your final costs. 50% of total cost is required to start project and is non-refundable.
Total payment is due within 30 days of completion date.
(Be sure to include your name, project type, and requested completion date with your deposit.)