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Sequin pencil skirt / Fitted sequin skirt / sparkly bodycon skirt / silver sparkly skirt / NYE skirt / party style / mix and match / Melanie

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A timeless and flattering sequin pencil skirt - great to add sparkle to any look - perfect for NYE, party or wedding guest,


THE 'MELANIE' SKIRT:

The 'Melanie' skirt is a simple and timeless fitted pencil skirt in sequin fabric. High-waist style, fitted through the hips, and with a slim straight style. There is a small slit in the back hem to facilitate easy movement, walking and dancing.


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THE INTERNALS:

The skirt is fully lined so it is soft and comfortable on the inside. The lining is a non-stretch matte poly cotton. The closure is a concealed back zipper.


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THE FABRIC:

Our sequin fabric is a high-quality micro-sequin fabric on fine mesh. It has the appearance of liquid metal from afar, and is not too chunky or bulky. The sequin fabric has some limited stretch, but we line in a non-stretch fabric to hold the detailed shape.

This gown can be made in any color sequin fabric from the charts above. We strongly recommend ordering swatches first to see the fabric texture and color in person before ordering your dress, as the true color of sequins is difficult to capture in photos, and they are highly reflective of their surroundings. You can order swatches here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/277952900/sequin-fabric-samples-choose-the-colors?ref=shop_home_active_2

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TIMEFRAME:

If you choose the custom-made route, it will take us approximately 6-8 weeks to make, though this will vary according to the level of complexity involved. We recommend ordering at least 4 months in advance for safety. We also have rush order processing available (see the listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/540216223/rush-order-fee-top-or-skirt-express-rush). This rush order listing can be purchased as an add-on if a rush order is required, but please do contact us to confirm we will be able to produce and ship the item for your required date. The rush order needs to be added within 12 hours of the dress order to be effective.

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CUSTOM-MADE / MEASUREMENTS:

A custom-made piece will be made to your specified measurements. You should choose this option if you need a longer or shorter length or different proportions. If you want other customisations like adding pockets, you can add the different listings to your shopping cart to check out together. Any add-ons should be submitted a maximum of 12 hours after your order, though preferably at the same time. If you wanted to do something different to the usual options, please contact us first to discuss your ideas.

We encourage you to follow our measurement instructions in the videos and stills (link below) to learn how to accurately take the measurements we need. If you submit incorrect measurements, we unfortunately cannot refund you if the skirt does not fit.
Please be aware you may still need a final fitting/minor alterations after you receive the skirt. It's normal to have multiple fittings on a bespoke piece, but as we cannot make the final tweaks on your body, these will have to be done by your local tailor. We cannot do alterations for you as they need to be done in-person.

Measurement Instruction Videos and Stills:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pbhg8l7lx2hqhb3/AABWtXrfm54y8SNr_uSDHJ7Wa?dl=0

Required Measurements:
(Those marked with * are optional - only if you want a very fitted bodycon style)

Waist: For most pieces, this will be your natural waist (the narrowest point of your midriff). However, if you want a more empire waist style, you can specify exactly where you want the waistline of your dress to sit. For skirts, the 'waist' measurement will be top of the skirt, so this can be high, mid or low. Please remember that all other measurements that reference 'waist' will refer to this point- either the natural waist or whatever you have chosen. Simply wrap the tape around your body at this point- the natural waist or the waist level of your choosing. If you want a fitted style, make this a tight measurement, but ensure you can still move and breathe, or you may not be able to close your zipper!



Hips: This is not necessarily your hip bones, but the widest part of your lower body. This may be your lower abdomen, your hips, your butt or your thighs. Simply wrap the tape around the widest part of your lower body.



*Butt: If you're going for a more fitted style, and your butt sticks out more, we would like to accommodate this! Please give us the measurement for your butt, from the side seam of your pants, around the back, on the widest part of your butt, and to the side seam on the other side. Then include the measurement around the front, continuing the line from the side seam to the other side seam. This more comprehensive measurement allows us to build in space for a booty without adding space all around (which would make the front baggy).



*Thighs: If you're aiming for a fitted style that will be tight through the thighs, please give us the measurement for the thighs, right before the skirt will start to loosen and flare. We recommend keeping this high enough that you can still walk, but ultimately, it's up to you! Simply wrap the tape around the thighs at the level you have chosen.

Waist to hips: From the level at which you took your waist measurement, in a straight line down your front, to the level at which you took your hip measurement.
 
*Waist to butt: If you have given us a butt measurement (for a fitted style only), please measure from the waist level straight down the front to the level at which you took your butt measurement.

*Waist to thigh: If you have given us a thigh measurement (for a fitted style only), please measure from the waist level straight down the front to the level at which you took your thigh measurement.
 
Length: From waist level (measured above), please drop the tape to the desired hemline of the dress. If it is to be floor length, please wear your shoes, or add their height on to the measurement afterwards, Do not pull the tape tight. It should hang/flow freely.


Thank you!
A timeless and flattering sequin pencil skirt - great to add sparkle to any look - perfect for NYE, party or wedding guest,


THE 'MELANIE' SKIRT:

The 'Melanie' skirt is a simple and timeless fitted pencil skirt in sequin fabric. High-waist style, fitted through the hips, and with a slim straight style. There is a small slit in the back hem to facilitate easy movement, walking and dancing.


-------------------


THE INTERNALS:

The skirt is fully lined so it is soft and comfortable on the inside. The lining is a non-stretch matte poly cotton. The closure is a concealed back zipper.


-------------------

THE FABRIC:

Our sequin fabric is a high-quality micro-sequin fabric on fine mesh. It has the appearance of liquid metal from afar, and is not too chunky or bulky. The sequin fabric has some limited stretch, but we line in a non-stretch fabric to hold the detailed shape.

This gown can be made in any color sequin fabric from the charts above. We strongly recommend ordering swatches first to see the fabric texture and color in person before ordering your dress, as the true color of sequins is difficult to capture in photos, and they are highly reflective of their surroundings. You can order swatches here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/277952900/sequin-fabric-samples-choose-the-colors?ref=shop_home_active_2

-------------------


TIMEFRAME:

If you choose the custom-made route, it will take us approximately 6-8 weeks to make, though this will vary according to the level of complexity involved. We recommend ordering at least 4 months in advance for safety. We also have rush order processing available (see the listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/540216223/rush-order-fee-top-or-skirt-express-rush). This rush order listing can be purchased as an add-on if a rush order is required, but please do contact us to confirm we will be able to produce and ship the item for your required date. The rush order needs to be added within 12 hours of the dress order to be effective.

-------------------


CUSTOM-MADE / MEASUREMENTS:

A custom-made piece will be made to your specified measurements. You should choose this option if you need a longer or shorter length or different proportions. If you want other customisations like adding pockets, you can add the different listings to your shopping cart to check out together. Any add-ons should be submitted a maximum of 12 hours after your order, though preferably at the same time. If you wanted to do something different to the usual options, please contact us first to discuss your ideas.

We encourage you to follow our measurement instructions in the videos and stills (link below) to learn how to accurately take the measurements we need. If you submit incorrect measurements, we unfortunately cannot refund you if the skirt does not fit.
Please be aware you may still need a final fitting/minor alterations after you receive the skirt. It's normal to have multiple fittings on a bespoke piece, but as we cannot make the final tweaks on your body, these will have to be done by your local tailor. We cannot do alterations for you as they need to be done in-person.

Measurement Instruction Videos and Stills:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pbhg8l7lx2hqhb3/AABWtXrfm54y8SNr_uSDHJ7Wa?dl=0

Required Measurements:
(Those marked with * are optional - only if you want a very fitted bodycon style)

Waist: For most pieces, this will be your natural waist (the narrowest point of your midriff). However, if you want a more empire waist style, you can specify exactly where you want the waistline of your dress to sit. For skirts, the 'waist' measurement will be top of the skirt, so this can be high, mid or low. Please remember that all other measurements that reference 'waist' will refer to this point- either the natural waist or whatever you have chosen. Simply wrap the tape around your body at this point- the natural waist or the waist level of your choosing. If you want a fitted style, make this a tight measurement, but ensure you can still move and breathe, or you may not be able to close your zipper!



Hips: This is not necessarily your hip bones, but the widest part of your lower body. This may be your lower abdomen, your hips, your butt or your thighs. Simply wrap the tape around the widest part of your lower body.



*Butt: If you're going for a more fitted style, and your butt sticks out more, we would like to accommodate this! Please give us the measurement for your butt, from the side seam of your pants, around the back, on the widest part of your butt, and to the side seam on the other side. Then include the measurement around the front, continuing the line from the side seam to the other side seam. This more comprehensive measurement allows us to build in space for a booty without adding space all around (which would make the front baggy).



*Thighs: If you're aiming for a fitted style that will be tight through the thighs, please give us the measurement for the thighs, right before the skirt will start to loosen and flare. We recommend keeping this high enough that you can still walk, but ultimately, it's up to you! Simply wrap the tape around the thighs at the level you have chosen.

Waist to hips: From the level at which you took your waist measurement, in a straight line down your front, to the level at which you took your hip measurement.
 
*Waist to butt: If you have given us a butt measurement (for a fitted style only), please measure from the waist level straight down the front to the level at which you took your butt measurement.

*Waist to thigh: If you have given us a thigh measurement (for a fitted style only), please measure from the waist level straight down the front to the level at which you took your thigh measurement.
 
Length: From waist level (measured above), please drop the tape to the desired hemline of the dress. If it is to be floor length, please wear your shoes, or add their height on to the measurement afterwards, Do not pull the tape tight. It should hang/flow freely.


Thank you!

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FAQs

‘Custom-made’ pieces are made from scratch to your exact specifications and measurements, and every detail is customisable. They are priced higher than RTW and take longer to make, because of the highly unique nature of each custom piece.
‘Ready-to-Wear’ pieces are made according to standard pattern blocs we have already made. They are in standard dress sizes and the design/dimensions can’t be changed. Ready-to-Wear pieces are more affordable and much quicker to make (approximately 4 weeks).
'Sample Sale' pieces have already been made, for photoshoots or sizing purposes. They have never been worn, and they can ship immediately. However, they are not customisable.
For Ready-to-Wear, please consult the size chart in the listing for that particular dress. Don’t assume that this will be the same as your usual dress size. If between sizes, choose the size that fits the largest of your measurements.


For Custom-made, we need to get accurate measurements from you. Please follow our specific, detailed instructions and send us photos of each measurement as you take them. We have videos and stills available to help, and we can answer any clarification questions you may have. It is imperative to send correct measurements to us. We cannot be held responsible if the measurements you submitted were not correct.

For Sample Sale pieces, please refer to the specific measurements in the listing.
Try to be as close as possible to what will be under your dress. This means no bulky clothing obviously, but also, consider your undergarments. If you will be wearing a bra with your dress, wear that exact bra when taking your measurements. Likewise with Spanx or a bodysuit. If you will not be wearing a bra or other undergarments with the dress, then try to simplify your undergarments for the measurement session. If you are wearing a padded push-up bra taking your measurements, but you are not going to wear that under your dress, then your 'bust' measurement and your 'shoulder to bust' will be inaccurate, leading to poor fit of the dress in this area. Try to be as close as possible to your body state under the dress.
It's important to realise that you may need a final fitting/minor alterations after you receive the dress. It's normal to have multiple fittings on bridal/custom gowns but as we cannot make the final tweaks on your body, these will have to be done by your local tailor. This is reflected in the price. We have many resources to get measurements as accurate as possible - videos, stills, etc. If you waive these options,
 or still submit inaccurate measurements, we can advise you on your options, but we bear no blame.
 If we have made a significant error in making the piece to your submitted measurements, we will of course fix it. Please send us photos of the dress measurements that deviate from those submitted (by 1" or more).
It's important to understand that there are no refunds on custom pieces, so you have to be sure you like the style, color, fabric, etc beforehand. We offer every opportunity to see fabric swatches in person, so please avail of our swatch ordering service. Also, try to try on similar gowns in person before placing your custom order. We are all different shapes and sizes, so just because something looks great on a model or pinterest picture, doesn't mean we'll like it on ourselves. It's important to figure all of this out before placing a custom order. We cannot refund your order simply because you end up not liking the dress on you, after we have custom made it.
There are no returns or refunds on custom-made pieces.

If a Ready-to-Wear item you purchased doesn’t fit, you can exchange it for another size. You will need to pay for the return shipping of the first and new shipping of the second item, and may be subject to a fresh 3 week production time if we don’t have the style/size/color combination you want in stock. Please check the measurement chart carefully before purchase.

If you simply don’t want to keep the RTW item, you can return it for a refund, minus a 15% restocking fee. This covers the costs and labor involved in packaging, posting, and processing returns. The shipping fee is non-refundable.

Sample Sale items are non-refundable.
No. We strongly advise bridal parties or groups to place one single bundled order to get things moving and because we need to work on them all together for uniformity. 
If you need to stagger the orders for your party, and have everyone ordering separately, then we cannot give the same discounts for these, as we would not be working on them together, and it's more time and work for us to deal with each individual. We also cannot guarantee total uniformity in such cases because of different fabric batches, and change of available materials over time, etc. Our recommendation for groups/bridal parties is to order all together. We can still arrange to ship to different addresses, but the group should be kept in one order.
There are a few ways to go...

If you're getting a custom-made dress, we obviously need to get your measurements in advance, which can be hard to guess at if your body is changing. We advise adding on extra space to your bust, empire waist and bump, and a little extra length. Then, you will have alterations done locally right before the event for the perfect fit.

You could also wait until closer to the day and order a Ready to Wear dress which takes less time to make, and you will have a better idea of your size.

You could also have an adjustable style dress custom-made. Consider stretch fabrics, elasticated waists, and multiway styles.

Unfortunately, there is no universal size chart that tells us how your body may change!
There are a few very useful things to do:

1. Try on dresses of a similar style to ensure you're happy with the style prior to ordering.

2. Get fabric swatches, to be certain of the color and type, in person.

3. Get accurate measurements/sizing. We have many resources available to help with this - just ask. It's a crucial step.

4. Ask questions about anything you're unsure of or don't understand. Some fashion and dressmaking terms are confusing, and if you're not sure what something means, we're happy to explain. Don't assume we will make your piece a certain way if we haven't discussed it. Ask about the lining, if the fabric stretches, the way certain parts fit and move, and even the limitations of a particular style or fabric

Sequin pencil skirt / Fitted sequin skirt / sparkly bodycon skirt / silver sparkly skirt / NYE skirt / party style / mix and match / Melanie

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