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Cranberry Taffeta Sweetheart Prom Dress - Made by Dig For Victory

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This stunning evening dress is made from a beautiful Taffeta fabric, seen here in the Cranberry Red colour, perfect for parties, proms or a stunning set of bridesmaids. The Sweetheart neckline and 'Low- V' back make for a classic 1950's evening look and the full skirt can be emphasized with a petticoat (as pictured - petticoat not included) for extra glamour or left to fall naturally.
You can choose to have this dress made in any of our coloured Taffeta's shown in the final image. Please select from the options given.

The full skirt is photographed with a petticoat, please note this petticoat is not included in the sale. You can purchase our available petticoats in a range of colours here- https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/digforvictory?section_id=6675513&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

This dress is available to order in sizes UK 6 to 20 or made to measure for an additional £35.
If you would like to check out the fabric before purchasing a dress then please request a fabric sample by simply sending us a message!

The standard skirt length for this dress is 23-25" – knee length on most people - but please add a 'note to seller' if you would like the skirt on your dress to be made slightly shorter or longer to match your height.

IMPORTANT: As we will be custom making this dress for you it is very important that you take the time to check your measurements against our sizes, if you would like any advice then please send us your measurements (detailed below) standard sizes vary depending on where you purchase clothing and we wouldn't want you to be disappointed if the size isn't right for you!

The basic details for the standard sizes are here:

Size UK 6 is made to fit Waist 24”/25" and Bust 31”/32"
Size UK 8 is made to fit Waist 26”/27" and Bust 33”/34"
Size UK 10 is made to fit Waist 27”/28" and Bust 35”/36"
Size UK 12 is made to fit Waist 29”/30" and Bust 37”/38"
Size UK 14 is made to fit Waist 31”/32" and Bust 39”/40"
Size UK 16 is made to fit Waist 33”/34" and Bust 41”/42"
Size UK 18 is made to fit Waist 35”/36" and Bust 43”/44"
Size UK 20 is made to fit Waist 38”/39” and Bust 46”/47”

The full set of measurements that we would need to tailor make the dress are as follows:

Take the measurements in your underwear, preferably while wearing the type of bra you will wear under the finished dress. Please take them as accurately as possible, try not to squeeze the tape measure too tight or take the measurements too loose.
We recommend tying a piece of ribbon around your natural waist first (smallest part of your waist) as this will help you to take some of your measurements

Please take all of the measurements twice as this will help to flag up any possible mistakes (i.e the tape measure is twisted up)

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Overbust - take this around your chest above your bust, with the tape measure going under each armpit and around your back and meeting at the front.

Bust - This is not the same as your bra size, take this around the fullest part of your bust, taken whilst wearing whatever type of bra you would normally wear under the dress. Take the tape measure around the back and meet at the front.

Underbust measurement - take this around the ribcage just under the bust

Natural waist - it is important that this measurement is taken at the smallest part of your waist, this is normally 1 or 2 inches above your belly button. This may be higher than where you are used to wearing your clothing. Our dresses are a vintage style fit, which sits higher on the waist compared to most modern clothing.

Low Waist - this is around the circumference of your tummy, approximately 1 inch below the belly button

Shoulder seam to under bust - take this from the top of your shoulder with the tape measure going over the middle of one breast to the bottom of your bra (see photo) This is to make sure that the top of the waistband sits snugly just underneath your bust

Under bust to Natural Waist - this measurement is taken from underneath your bust, where you took the previous measurement to. You can use the under wiring of your bra as a starting point and take it down to where you took the natural waist measurement (this is where the ribbon comes in handy!)
This is to determine the width of the waistband on the dress, the standard width is 10.5cm/4 inches but the waistband may need to be a little narrower if you are petite or high waisted, or a little wider if you are taller or have a long torso.

Back length - take this from the nape of your neck, the ‘knobbly bit’, down to your natural waist (again, the ribbon!)

Arm Scye - this is the measurement that determines the size of the arm holes of the garment. Please take this measurement all the way around the top of your shoulder and under your armpit so that the tape measure goes all the way around and meets at the top (see photo)

Shoulder width - This should be taken straight across the back of the shoulders, from the corner of one shoulder to the corner of the other. Please try to do this without curving the tape measure around the sides of the arms.

Skirt Length - Our default skirt length tends to be knee length, so if you would like the skirt shorter or longer, say around mid calf or ‘Tea length’, then please let us know and also take the measurement accordingly. While standing in front of a mirror, hold a tape measure from your waist and dangle it down the front of one leg down the point that you would like the skirt to finish (try not to lean forward when you do this!) This will give you the skirt length.

Upper arm circumference - Gently take the tape measure around the fullest part of your upper arm

Above elbow (the circumference of your arm just above the elbow)

Bra Size

Height

If you are happy to do so then you can also include a full body photo of yourself (this can be done while fully clothed) and add any extra information you can give us regarding your shape and issues you commonly encounter in the fit of your clothes. This will help us ensure a good fit. This might also help us identify any anomalies (inaccuracies) in the measurements you have given us.

Extra Measurements for Wiggle Dresses
Hips/Bottom (around the fullest part of your hips/bottom - this is normally quite low down around your bottom)
Upper Thighs (around the top of both thighs - just underneath your bottom)

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PRODUCTION TIMES & SHIPPING.

This dress is made to order and so will take approximately 2-4 weeks for a standard size dress or between 3-8 weeks for a made to measure dress. Please allow 1-2 weeks for international shipping, depending on location. However, if you need a dress for an event sooner than this please get in touch and we'll let you know if it is do-able.

Designed, cut and sewn with care in Brighton, England.
This stunning evening dress is made from a beautiful Taffeta fabric, seen here in the Cranberry Red colour, perfect for parties, proms or a stunning set of bridesmaids. The Sweetheart neckline and 'Low- V' back make for a classic 1950's evening look and the full skirt can be emphasized with a petticoat (as pictured - petticoat not included) for extra glamour or left to fall naturally.
You can choose to have this dress made in any of our coloured Taffeta's shown in the final image. Please select from the options given.

The full skirt is photographed with a petticoat, please note this petticoat is not included in the sale. You can purchase our available petticoats in a range of colours here- https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/digforvictory?section_id=6675513&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

This dress is available to order in sizes UK 6 to 20 or made to measure for an additional £35.
If you would like to check out the fabric before purchasing a dress then please request a fabric sample by simply sending us a message!

The standard skirt length for this dress is 23-25" – knee length on most people - but please add a 'note to seller' if you would like the skirt on your dress to be made slightly shorter or longer to match your height.

IMPORTANT: As we will be custom making this dress for you it is very important that you take the time to check your measurements against our sizes, if you would like any advice then please send us your measurements (detailed below) standard sizes vary depending on where you purchase clothing and we wouldn't want you to be disappointed if the size isn't right for you!

The basic details for the standard sizes are here:

Size UK 6 is made to fit Waist 24”/25" and Bust 31”/32"
Size UK 8 is made to fit Waist 26”/27" and Bust 33”/34"
Size UK 10 is made to fit Waist 27”/28" and Bust 35”/36"
Size UK 12 is made to fit Waist 29”/30" and Bust 37”/38"
Size UK 14 is made to fit Waist 31”/32" and Bust 39”/40"
Size UK 16 is made to fit Waist 33”/34" and Bust 41”/42"
Size UK 18 is made to fit Waist 35”/36" and Bust 43”/44"
Size UK 20 is made to fit Waist 38”/39” and Bust 46”/47”

The full set of measurements that we would need to tailor make the dress are as follows:

Take the measurements in your underwear, preferably while wearing the type of bra you will wear under the finished dress. Please take them as accurately as possible, try not to squeeze the tape measure too tight or take the measurements too loose.
We recommend tying a piece of ribbon around your natural waist first (smallest part of your waist) as this will help you to take some of your measurements

Please take all of the measurements twice as this will help to flag up any possible mistakes (i.e the tape measure is twisted up)

************************************************************************************************

Overbust - take this around your chest above your bust, with the tape measure going under each armpit and around your back and meeting at the front.

Bust - This is not the same as your bra size, take this around the fullest part of your bust, taken whilst wearing whatever type of bra you would normally wear under the dress. Take the tape measure around the back and meet at the front.

Underbust measurement - take this around the ribcage just under the bust

Natural waist - it is important that this measurement is taken at the smallest part of your waist, this is normally 1 or 2 inches above your belly button. This may be higher than where you are used to wearing your clothing. Our dresses are a vintage style fit, which sits higher on the waist compared to most modern clothing.

Low Waist - this is around the circumference of your tummy, approximately 1 inch below the belly button

Shoulder seam to under bust - take this from the top of your shoulder with the tape measure going over the middle of one breast to the bottom of your bra (see photo) This is to make sure that the top of the waistband sits snugly just underneath your bust

Under bust to Natural Waist - this measurement is taken from underneath your bust, where you took the previous measurement to. You can use the under wiring of your bra as a starting point and take it down to where you took the natural waist measurement (this is where the ribbon comes in handy!)
This is to determine the width of the waistband on the dress, the standard width is 10.5cm/4 inches but the waistband may need to be a little narrower if you are petite or high waisted, or a little wider if you are taller or have a long torso.

Back length - take this from the nape of your neck, the ‘knobbly bit’, down to your natural waist (again, the ribbon!)

Arm Scye - this is the measurement that determines the size of the arm holes of the garment. Please take this measurement all the way around the top of your shoulder and under your armpit so that the tape measure goes all the way around and meets at the top (see photo)

Shoulder width - This should be taken straight across the back of the shoulders, from the corner of one shoulder to the corner of the other. Please try to do this without curving the tape measure around the sides of the arms.

Skirt Length - Our default skirt length tends to be knee length, so if you would like the skirt shorter or longer, say around mid calf or ‘Tea length’, then please let us know and also take the measurement accordingly. While standing in front of a mirror, hold a tape measure from your waist and dangle it down the front of one leg down the point that you would like the skirt to finish (try not to lean forward when you do this!) This will give you the skirt length.

Upper arm circumference - Gently take the tape measure around the fullest part of your upper arm

Above elbow (the circumference of your arm just above the elbow)

Bra Size

Height

If you are happy to do so then you can also include a full body photo of yourself (this can be done while fully clothed) and add any extra information you can give us regarding your shape and issues you commonly encounter in the fit of your clothes. This will help us ensure a good fit. This might also help us identify any anomalies (inaccuracies) in the measurements you have given us.

Extra Measurements for Wiggle Dresses
Hips/Bottom (around the fullest part of your hips/bottom - this is normally quite low down around your bottom)
Upper Thighs (around the top of both thighs - just underneath your bottom)

************************************************************************************************

PRODUCTION TIMES & SHIPPING.

This dress is made to order and so will take approximately 2-4 weeks for a standard size dress or between 3-8 weeks for a made to measure dress. Please allow 1-2 weeks for international shipping, depending on location. However, if you need a dress for an event sooner than this please get in touch and we'll let you know if it is do-able.

Designed, cut and sewn with care in Brighton, England.

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We are also happy to accept deposits on items when a customer would like us to put some of our limited edition fabric aside for them, but we will only start making the order once full payment has been received.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Our standard sized dresses (besides those in our 'ready to ship') are still individually made to order. We also use vintage and reclaimed fabrics which we have a limited supply of each.
These two factors mean that we really encourage our customers to be as sure as possible before ordering the dress as we will be making it specially for you. This means considering the fabric and style combination as well as checking their measurements against our sizing information.
However, if the dress is made in a standard size then it can be returned if it doesn't fit for an exchange or refund (MINUS postage costs), within 28 days of the dress being received.

The made to measure dresses are made to fit your specific measurements and can be returned for adjustments. The fit of the dress will depend on the accuracy of your measurements and therefore it is sometimes the case that a made to measure dress will benefit from a little tweak/adjustment after it has been received. If this is the case, you may find it easiest to have this done by a local dressmaker but you are also very welcome to return the dress back to us for a free adjustment if you prefer.

Shipping policies

Orders within the UK will be sent using Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For service.
With the exception of petticoats, all other orders will be shipped using the Royal Mail 'International tracked' service, which is a fully tracked and insured service.

Approximate shipping times:
US and Canada: 1 - 3 weeks
Australia: 9 days - 3 weeks
Europe: 3-5 days up to 2 weeks
UK: 1-2 days

Petticoats ordered seperately will be sent using either standard 1st class or international airmail, so these items will not be trackable unless you select a shipping upgrade.

Additional policies

Both our standard size and made to measure dresses are custom made to order.
They will take approximately 2-4 weeks to make and 1-2 days to ship within the UK (or 1-3 weeks for international shipping, depending on location).

However, if you need a dress sooner than this please check our 'Ready to Ship' section where we keep a selection of dresses ready made in stock that can purchased for immediate shipping. Alternatively, we are sometimes able to arrange an express order so please get in touch if you would like to discuss this.

All of our dresses are designed, cut and sewn right here in Brighton, England.

FAQs

Yes! The majority of our dresses are lined, the type of material used to line the dress will depend on the fabric of the outer. We consider the appearance, comfort and wearability of the lining when choosing it. The skirts of our dresses are commonly lined with an anti-static synthetic as this prevents it riding up or sticking to tights. You can request to have the dress lined fully in 100% cotton but this will incur an extra cost.

Cranberry Taffeta Sweetheart Prom Dress - Made by Dig For Victory

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antistatic lining, plastic zip, two tone synthetic taffeta
  • Made to order
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