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Gothic ball gown, prom dress, red & black fairy gypsy pirate costume, party dress, fire goddess dress, Valentine's dress

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Beautiful red ball gown. Size medium.

You clutch a bunch of black roses as you embrace your true love under the shelter of a stone archway.

Materials: The main part of the dress is delicate pure silk chiffon with a beautiful red and black tie-dyed pattern. The top has a concoction of tatters and antique lace with a vintage charm adorning the neckline. Gold cord laces up at the sides for a flattering shape and black organza ribbon laces up the back round black velvet trim. The dress is fully lined in viscose, apart from the sleeves, which are embellished by stunning gold bead work and pretty sequins. Gathered layers of red tutu net between the lining and the chiffon of the skirt give a beautiful fairytale look to the dress. The length is slightly longer at the sides and the material at the back is hooked up to form a little bustle with the tutu net peaking out underneath. (More photos will follow soon of the back to show this.)

Measurements: (Bust and waist can be brought in by 10” / 26cm by tightening the side lacing.) Bust: up to 39” / 99cm. Waist: up to 35” / 89cm. Hips free.

Ideas: If you’re looking for a prom dress with a difference, then this is the perfect outfit for you. Or add a pair of black wings for a gothic fairy costume. I can also imagine it with a woollen shawl and chunky boots for more of a gypsy pirate look.

Come and take a look at my Threads of a Fairytale shop for more clothing and accessories inspired by wild gardens, castle shadows and romantic adventures: https://www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale

Please read my policies for how my garments are created and care advice, along with shipping info etc. This is part of the Indian Summer collection.

Keep in touch!
www.threadsofafairytale.com
www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale for news, previews, special offers and handmade children’s clothing for sale.
www.youtube.com/HelenHobden for behind-the-scenes videos.
https://instagram.com/threadsofafairytale
www.whenIgrowupblog.com for my personal blog.
Beautiful red ball gown. Size medium.

You clutch a bunch of black roses as you embrace your true love under the shelter of a stone archway.

Materials: The main part of the dress is delicate pure silk chiffon with a beautiful red and black tie-dyed pattern. The top has a concoction of tatters and antique lace with a vintage charm adorning the neckline. Gold cord laces up at the sides for a flattering shape and black organza ribbon laces up the back round black velvet trim. The dress is fully lined in viscose, apart from the sleeves, which are embellished by stunning gold bead work and pretty sequins. Gathered layers of red tutu net between the lining and the chiffon of the skirt give a beautiful fairytale look to the dress. The length is slightly longer at the sides and the material at the back is hooked up to form a little bustle with the tutu net peaking out underneath. (More photos will follow soon of the back to show this.)

Measurements: (Bust and waist can be brought in by 10” / 26cm by tightening the side lacing.) Bust: up to 39” / 99cm. Waist: up to 35” / 89cm. Hips free.

Ideas: If you’re looking for a prom dress with a difference, then this is the perfect outfit for you. Or add a pair of black wings for a gothic fairy costume. I can also imagine it with a woollen shawl and chunky boots for more of a gypsy pirate look.

Come and take a look at my Threads of a Fairytale shop for more clothing and accessories inspired by wild gardens, castle shadows and romantic adventures: https://www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale

Please read my policies for how my garments are created and care advice, along with shipping info etc. This is part of the Indian Summer collection.

Keep in touch!
www.threadsofafairytale.com
www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale for news, previews, special offers and handmade children’s clothing for sale.
www.youtube.com/HelenHobden for behind-the-scenes videos.
https://instagram.com/threadsofafairytale
www.whenIgrowupblog.com for my personal blog.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(120)
Reviewed by vanessinavc
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 15, 2018
Bellissimo mantello in velluto...proprio come speravo che fosse...il colore e’ ancora più bello dal vivo! Grazie!
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Pink velvet hooded cloak, Beautiful for a wedding, handfasting, quality heavy cotton velvet with large hood. re-enactment, cosplay, LOTR,

5 out of 5 stars
Jul 2, 2017
I love my skirt, I look like a beautiful fairy in it haha
Thank you
White fairy skirt. Pixie hem Festival fashion, angel tutu, white and gold swan lake ballerina, pastel goth clothing , adult costume

Reviewed by karen jackson
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 15, 2016
Beautiful piece and shipped quickly. Thank you! My nephew will love it:)
Chestnut brown leather cuff with owl charm. Wrist or arm bracelet cuff; Burning Man; Dothraki, Wildling cosplay costume accessory

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Returns & exchanges

Please check measurements to try to avoid returns. If you are not happy with your item please contact me. I will refund items only if I receive it back within 14 days of receipt and in completely new, unworn condition. If I need to wash or repair, I will deduct an amount to cover this. I only refund the cost of the item, not the cost of postage. Return postage is at your expense and responsibility and I strongly recommend you use registered delivery. Unfortunately if the item is lost in the post on its way back to me, I can't refund you. If you are returning an item from overseas, please be absolutely sure to mark the labels as a return, otherwise I will have to pay customs to receive it back and I will pass this fee onto you.
I'm sorry I can't be more generous with this, but I am a very small business in early stages; I hope you understand.

NB. Exclusions. I don't offer refunds on made-to-order items. ALSO, no refunds on halloween costumes unless I receive it back before September 25th - don't forget to allow 2 weeks for overseas postage. UNLESS the problem is my fault, in which case, of course I'll refund.
Please check measurements to try to avoid returns. If you are not happy with your item please contact me. I will refund items only if I receive it back within 14 days of receipt and in completely new, unworn condition. If I need to wash or repair, I will deduct an amount to cover this. I only refund the cost of the item, not the cost of postage. Return postage is at your expense and responsibility and I strongly recommend you use registered delivery. Unfortunately if the item is lost in the post on its way back to me, I can't refund you. If you are returning an item from overseas, please be absolutely sure to mark the labels as a return, otherwise I will have to pay customs to receive it back and I will pass this fee onto you.
I'm sorry I can't be more generous with this, but I am a very small business in early stages; I hope you understand.

NB. Exclusions. I don't offer refunds on made-to-order items. ALSO, no refunds on halloween costumes unless I receive it back before September 25th - don't forget to allow 2 weeks for overseas postage. UNLESS the problem is my fault, in which case, of course I'll refund.

Shipping policies

My local post office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. If I receive an order before noon on one of those days, I will most likely post that afternoon; if not, it will be the next day possible.
UK postage is sent 2nd class 'to be signed for' delivery.
Overseas shipping is sent with 'International tracked & signed for' for most items; I'm sorry about the cost - I don't make any profit on posting. Parcels to the USA take approximately 5-7 working days, but can be 3 weeks to some parts of the world. I'm sorry, I cannot be more specific than this, I have no control once I've posted it and cannot be accountable for the postage system!
Smaller items are usually sent with regular airmail and may take up to 3 weeks.
There should be no customs costs as I mark packages as 'Gift'; however if customs open the parcel and decide customs costs need to be paid, then I'm afraid I can't be responsible for this.
I'm often asked if I can send an item with express shipping. I'm sorry, but tracked and signed for is the fasted posting method we have at a reasonable price. 5 day delivery is about £60.
My local post office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. If I receive an order before noon on one of those days, I will most likely post that afternoon; if not, it will be the next day possible.
UK postage is sent 2nd class 'to be signed for' delivery.
Overseas shipping is sent with 'International tracked & signed for' for most items; I'm sorry about the cost - I don't make any profit on posting. Parcels to the USA take approximately 5-7 working days, but can be 3 weeks to some parts of the world. I'm sorry, I cannot be more specific than this, I have no control once I've posted it and cannot be accountable for the postage system!
Smaller items are usually sent with regular airmail and may take up to 3 weeks.
There should be no customs costs as I mark packages as 'Gift'; however if customs open the parcel and decide customs costs need to be paid, then I'm afraid I can't be responsible for this.
I'm often asked if I can send an item with express shipping. I'm sorry, but tracked and signed for is the fasted posting method we have at a reasonable price. 5 day delivery is about £60.

Additional policies

Occasionally I buy new remnants or organic fabric off a roll when I need large pieces of the same material, however as much as possible I reclaim fabric that has once had a life before, be it recently or from the early Victorian times. This is my small contribution to help the environment and reduce landfill. I never send out anything that I wouldn't be happy to receive and I really hope you will be completely delighted with your Threads of a Fairytale item. Please note that whilst I do my best to select fabrics that are as good as new, occasionally you may spot signs that it has previously been loved - slight fading for example. I will never use any fabric that spoils the look of the garment, however I may use slightly flawed fabric for lining where it won't show. The savings from not buying new are passed onto you.
All seams are serged/overlocked where appropriate. I sometimes leave edges raw, which means with wear and washing, they may fray slightly. I do this deliberately because I like the effect it makes and believe it adds to the ethereal quality. If I think this will be severe, I run a line of stitching near the edge to prevent the garment fraying away!

Sizing. To allow for the differences in international sizes, I use broader terms like Small, Medium etc. I always give measurements, so please check before purchase. Generally speaking I relate to these UK sizes. (USA sizing is 1 - 2 sizes smaller.)
Extra Small: 4 - 6
Small: 8 - 10
Medium: 12 - 14
Large: 16 - 18
Extra large: 20
(NB This is different to many brands. Eg. surf brands often have size 14 as extra large!)

Care advice. Hand washing will no doubt help all garments last longer, however our lives are usually busy ones, and as long as the fabric allows, several things I make should be up to machine washing on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees C. If your machine doesn't have those options, please hand wash to be on the safe side. If there are any special instructions that differ from this, I will mention so in the listing description eg. I'm afraid silk items will have to be hand washed and more and more I'm using beading, sequins and delicate vintage fabrics which aren't suitable to go in the machine.

Special notes about the Indian Summer Collection - please read.
This collection is made from upcycling and recycling traditional handmade Indian clothing, mainly in silk, but also chiffon and cotton. I hand-washed all of it first and discovered that some of the items were not colour-fast, so please bare that in mind. I personally like the effect of colour-run, but if you don't, please dry clean, particularly if the garment contains different colours. These items aren’t machine washable - only hand wash or dry clean. It’s worth it - the fabrics and detailing are just gorgeous.

International differences. Please remember I am in the UK and there is often a time difference - we're 6 - 9 hours ahead of America depending on area and time of year. Therefore, please be patient with your questions as I may be getting ready for bed when you ask something and unlikely to reply till the next day!
There are also differences in phrases or names of things. If you're not sure of something please ask. (Eg. your pants are our trousers; our pants are your knickers; your vests are our waistcoats, your tank tops are our vests, and I won't tell you what your fanny packs are!)
Likewise, I do know how to spell! Words like colour, jewellery, customise etc. are correct English spelling in the UK!
Occasionally I buy new remnants or organic fabric off a roll when I need large pieces of the same material, however as much as possible I reclaim fabric that has once had a life before, be it recently or from the early Victorian times. This is my small contribution to help the environment and reduce landfill. I never send out anything that I wouldn't be happy to receive and I really hope you will be completely delighted with your Threads of a Fairytale item. Please note that whilst I do my best to select fabrics that are as good as new, occasionally you may spot signs that it has previously been loved - slight fading for example. I will never use any fabric that spoils the look of the garment, however I may use slightly flawed fabric for lining where it won't show. The savings from not buying new are passed onto you.
All seams are serged/overlocked where appropriate. I sometimes leave edges raw, which means with wear and washing, they may fray slightly. I do this deliberately because I like the effect it makes and believe it adds to the ethereal quality. If I think this will be severe, I run a line of stitching near the edge to prevent the garment fraying away!

Sizing. To allow for the differences in international sizes, I use broader terms like Small, Medium etc. I always give measurements, so please check before purchase. Generally speaking I relate to these UK sizes. (USA sizing is 1 - 2 sizes smaller.)
Extra Small: 4 - 6
Small: 8 - 10
Medium: 12 - 14
Large: 16 - 18
Extra large: 20
(NB This is different to many brands. Eg. surf brands often have size 14 as extra large!)

Care advice. Hand washing will no doubt help all garments last longer, however our lives are usually busy ones, and as long as the fabric allows, several things I make should be up to machine washing on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees C. If your machine doesn't have those options, please hand wash to be on the safe side. If there are any special instructions that differ from this, I will mention so in the listing description eg. I'm afraid silk items will have to be hand washed and more and more I'm using beading, sequins and delicate vintage fabrics which aren't suitable to go in the machine.

Special notes about the Indian Summer Collection - please read.
This collection is made from upcycling and recycling traditional handmade Indian clothing, mainly in silk, but also chiffon and cotton. I hand-washed all of it first and discovered that some of the items were not colour-fast, so please bare that in mind. I personally like the effect of colour-run, but if you don't, please dry clean, particularly if the garment contains different colours. These items aren’t machine washable - only hand wash or dry clean. It’s worth it - the fabrics and detailing are just gorgeous.

International differences. Please remember I am in the UK and there is often a time difference - we're 6 - 9 hours ahead of America depending on area and time of year. Therefore, please be patient with your questions as I may be getting ready for bed when you ask something and unlikely to reply till the next day!
There are also differences in phrases or names of things. If you're not sure of something please ask. (Eg. your pants are our trousers; our pants are your knickers; your vests are our waistcoats, your tank tops are our vests, and I won't tell you what your fanny packs are!)
Likewise, I do know how to spell! Words like colour, jewellery, customise etc. are correct English spelling in the UK!

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tatters, upcycled clothing, net, viscose rayon, red tutu net, silk chiffon, tie dyed chiffon, antique lace, gold cord, brass charm, beading, embellishments, black velvet trim
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