~~~PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH THIS BEFORE ORDERING~~~
I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH THAT THE DRESSES NEED TO BE ORDERED WITH AT LEAST 1 INCHES OF EASE ADDED INTO THE MEASUREMENTS THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN, ESPECIALLY FOR THE CHEST.
PLEASE DO NOT SELECT AN OPTION WITHOUT THE EASE, IF YOU DO THE OUTCOME WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE MEASUREMENT - THE EASE WILL BE TAKEN OUT OF THE MEASUREMENTS GIVEN AND THE BODICE WILL BE TOO SMALL.
**POSITIVE EASE = EXTRA FABRIC FOR CONSTRUCTION AND WILL HAVE A PERFECT FIT.
**NEGATIVE EASE = NO EXTRA FABRIC, GARMENT BE SMALLER THAN THE ACTUAL SIZE.
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER WITHOUT THE EASE AND SEND A MESSAGE TO ADD IN A FEW EXTRA INCHES. THE FEW EXTRA INCHES YOU ARE REQUESTING WILL NOT BE IN MY QUEUE. I AM VERY BUSY AND DO NOT HAVE TIME TO DOUBLE CHECK EVERY ORDER. IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THE SELECTION THEY ARE ORDERING IS ACCURATE.
**REMEMBER - ITS EASIER TO TAKE AWAY THAN ADDING TO!!
>>IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT THE AGE AND CLOTHING SIZE OF THE CHILD IS IRRELEVANT, EACH DRESS IS CUSTOM TAILORED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL ACCORDING TO THEIR MEASUREMENTS<<
SHIPPING TIME-FRAME VARIES FOR EACH ORDER AND BASED OFF OF MY WORK LOAD (WHICH IS HI-VOLUME - BASED OFF OF THE ORDERS I HAVE IN MY WORK QUEUE AND ORDERS I RECEIVE ON A DAILY BASIS). ORDERS ARE MADE AND SHIPPED ACCORDING TO THE ORDER DATE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE RUSH ORDER UPGRADES.
¶¶¶ If your dress(es) are needed within 3 weeks the order will need to be rushed. ••BUT, PLEASE DO CONTACT ME BEFORE HAND SO I CAN CHECK MY WORKLOAD TO SEE IF I CAN GET THE ORDER MADE AND SHIPPED WITHIN T THE SHORT TIME-FRAME NEEDED¶¶¶
I am NOT slow at working, I am the complete opposite. I work day and night-every day including Holidays and special events. My customers are my #1 priorities.
*BEFORE YOU PLACE AN ORDER, please send me a message for any questions you may have, it makes the transaction much easier rather than ordering then asking questions.
~This dress comes with an embellished bodice
**THE DRESSES COME AS STANDARD TEA LENGTH ~ right below the knee~
Standard as in the average height of a child in their age group - if your child is above normal for their age please order the next size up to receive the appropriate length. Otherwise the dresses will be made according to the chart. If you want floor length that is an extra fee (which you can find and add on to your order by clicking on the link below).
Each length varies in price, the longer the length the higher the price due to the amount of extra material needed. If you have any questions please contact me.https://www.etsy.com/listing/557990346/add-on-or-upgrade-your-order-only-with?ref=listings_manager_grid
**THE DRESSES COME STANDARD WITH A LOW CUT BODICE. If you wish to have a full back you will need to click on the add-on/upgrade link listed below.https://www.etsy.com/listing/557990346/add-on-or-upgrade-your-order-only-with?ref=listings_manager_grid
**HAIR PIECES or FLORAL DRESS SASHES ARE NOT INCLUDED AND WILL NEED TO BE ADDED ON. YOU CAN FIND THEM ON THE LINK BELOW:https://www.etsy.com/listing/557990346/add-on-or-upgrade-your-order-only-with?ref=listings_manager_grid
***SHIPPING TIME-FRAME is not listed due to the high volume of orders I have in my work queue and that I receive. If you need the dress within a time-frame between 1-4 weeks you will need to select one of the rush order selections which are shown when getting ready to check out. If you are unsure about the time-frame please send me a message.
~~IF I RECEIVE AN ORDER WITH A NOTE SAYING "I NEED ASAP" or "I NEED WITHIN 1 WEEK - 2 WEEKS" I WILL CANCEL THE ORDER and YOU WILL NEED TO RE-PURCHASE WITH A RUSH ORDER UPGRADE OPTION.
~~I CAN NOT MAKE DRESSES ASAP PER CUSTOMERS REQUEST - I HAVE TOO MANY ORDERS WHICH MOST ARE ORDERED IN ADVANCE.
***THE NUMBERED OPTIONS WHEN SELECTING A DRESS are NOT TO BE CHOSEN BY THE SIZE or AGE OF THE CHILD YOU ARE ORDERING FOR. They are numbered options based off of the measurement chart shown in the listing photos and also listed below. The child's measurements are need and I MUST have them because I make them custom tailored to size and from scratch. NONE OF MY DRESSES ARE MASS PRODUCED AND/OR IMPORTED - they are all MADE TO ORDER.
****REASONING OF WHY I DO NOT MAKE THE DRESSES BY SIZE OR AGE:
Clothes and dresses that are made from generic sizing (imported/mass-produced) do not have an exact fit, bodies are not made in generic sizes, each and every body is different (size - shape - form). There are no 2 persons with the same exact build (each is unique)
With my job as a dressmaker and making custom tailored to fit formal dresses, measurements are crucial!!
Buying a wedding dress is a great example, buying off the rack in the size you wear more than likely wont fit like a glove, having the dress tailored to fit will cost more out of pocket (depending on where the alterations are needed, the prices can vary from $100 to several hundreds).
*****DEFINITION and REASONS WHY ADDING EASE IS IMPORTANT:
What is “EASE” and why is it calculated into the true measurements?
CUSTOM MADE/HAND MADE:
If a garment were to be made to one’s exact body measurements it would be skin tight and there would be no room to walk, sit or move about. What gives every garment room for movement is “EASE”. Ease is a term used a lot when it comes to dressmaking/garment sewing.
Constructing a custom sized garment from beginning (drawing out a pattern according to FINISHED measurements) to end (adding on the finishing touches: embellishments, buttons…etc
STORE BOUGHT/MASS PRODUCED:
For example, if a man has a 40-inch chest measurement, a jacket with a 40-inch chest would be very tight and would constrict movement. An “EASE” of 3-4 inches will be added to the pattern (making a 43-44 inch chest). Ease is not generally included in sizing measurements. To use the example again, a man with a 40-inch chest would purchase a store brand jacket labeled as size 40, but the actual measurements of the garment will always be larger.
The amount of ease needed depends on the type of fabric; for example -
Fabric that has has more give needs less ease:
*Stretch Woven Knits
Fabric that has lees give needs more ease:
* Tight-Weave Cottons and Linens
*Satins (what I use)
******PLEASE REVIEW THE FIT CHART.
The selection when purchasing is by the width of the chest (the true measurement with 1 inch of ease added in) The chest and height are the most important measurements (the chest is more commonly larger than the waist, so please focus on the measurements for the chest).
***In order to determine the correct size, you need to take your child's true measurement + 1 inch of ease added to each
Chest, Waist and Hips = true chest measurement is 22 inches add 1”of ease = 23” (room for movement)
~The chart below is based off of finished measurements (example shown above) not the child's clothing size (I know I sound like a parrot repeating myself but I try to get everyone to understand what it takes as a dressmaker to construct a dress from the ground up)~
THE MEASUREMENTS NEEDED IN ORDER TO PURCHASE THE CORRECT SIZE:
Chest (around the widest point/section - or the nipple line)
Waist (1 inch above the belly button)
Hips (if needed i.e. if hips are wider than the chest)
**Full Height (head to toe) "HIGHEST IMPORTANCE"
**ADD-ON ITEMS AND UPGRADING YOUR PURCHASE (i.e. if you want floor length-full back - headpieces - sash...etc) link can be found below, please click on the link below**https://www.etsy.com/listing/557990346/add-on-or-upgrade-your-order-only-with?ref=listings_manager_grid
~~Please know that adding on the add-ons/upgrades are not listed for higher profit margins for myself, but needed for the extra material fabric being used - most of the time changing around the standard way I make these dresses I have to use 2-3x and sometimes 4x's the material used - because I am sooo busy with orders I don't have the options to do these alterations (dresses only) at no cost - it would be as if I were making 2 dresses for the cost of 1 dress (smaller size dress, the larger size dresses would come out around 2-3 extra dresses for the price of 1 in comparison to the most frequent sizes ordered). Thank you for your understanding.~~
I can only assume that my shop policies have been read thoroughly as well as my shop announcements and Q&A’s. Just incase the important information regarding international customers slipped through the cracks and wasn't read, here are some more important information to keep in mind…
**International Non-Receipt of items: Refunds and/or returns will not be processed for non-receipt due to refusal to pay customs duties, taxes or other fees applied.
**Delays: Should there be a delay on orders because of transit times or customs clearances, please let me know immediately and i will try to help out however I can.
**Marking CUSTOMS LABELS as a “GIFT”: As a word of caution, I will never ship a package overseas labeled as a “gift” to avoid import fees/taxes, its against the law and a serious federal charge and in no way worth the risk.
*The total amount of your purchase will be shown on the customs label, please note, in most cases, high dollar order will have a higher customs fees. I will not be responsible for paying the fees. It is the customer's responsibility to research the percentage amount of fees based off of your total amount of your purchase.
RUSH ORDER FEES
***Working under high-pressure deadlines, I charge accordingly***
When an order is a rushed I will have to work double or triple overtime to get the done, or I have to push all other work down the priority list—especially if this will put other deadlines in jeopardy.
“I.E.” Rush fees are charged to take the sting out of the aggravation. It is common business practice to charge a premium for rush work.
I am a professional and deserve the treatment—and payment—that corresponds to that professionalism.
*Priority- I will accept the order, but I will start on it when my other orders are due before your.
*Expedite- I will accept the order, but it will wreak havoc with my my other orders due within the same time-frame you need, but I could make it happen with support.
**If my business is slow with a low volume of orders, no rush fee will need to be applied.