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Opened January 1, 2012.

To Provide handmade, original designs to make your special day memorable.

My studio is private, closed to the public for my safety and those of my designs and processes.

I am a Fashion Designer in a closed, private design studio not a seamstress that does alterations or sews someone else's patterns. There are no dresses available to be tried on as they are created for paid orders and shipped right out not on hand. This is not a factory or warehouse.

Finishing: My designs have unfinished/tattered edges and hems along with seams showing as typical in so many of my fiber/fabric creations ~ my stamp on the world so to speak to offer you original, unique and non-mass-produced and also eco conscious to leave the least carbon footprint whenever possible. The…

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About

Opened January 1, 2012.

To Provide handmade, original designs to make your special day memorable.

My studio is private, closed to the public for my safety and those of my designs and processes.

I am a Fashion Designer in a closed, private design studio not a seamstress that does alterations or sews someone else's patterns. There are no dresses available to be tried on as they are created for paid orders and shipped right out not on hand. This is not a factory or warehouse.

Finishing: My designs have unfinished/tattered edges and hems along with seams showing as typical in so many of my fiber/fabric creations ~ my stamp on the world so to speak to offer you original, unique and non-mass-produced and also eco conscious to leave the least carbon footprint whenever possible. The ruffles along the bodice are double sewn for strength and durability so all is taken into account. If you would like the bottom hem finished, or anything else just ask!

Custom: Created to fit the specifics you provide will take about a week or more to create. Once I receive your order and payment, I’ll convo to let you know what my turn around time is currently along with any questions, discussion necessary to create this special piece for you or your loved ones.

Size: My creations are specifically designed so that the full ruffled pleating simply opens more for larger busts or stays full for smaller. My garments all have ample wiggle room so you won’t outgrow it as you would tight or mass produced items thus more appropriate around children. Much thought, planning and care go into the creation process. All of these aspects are an integral part of my multi-dimensional design process as most women don’t stay their same size for a lifetime. These enable you to wear for hopefully many years to come! If you never have luck ordering clothing online, that is why. I’m the only designer I know of to take these extra yet crucial steps. It’s what I love to do and what you deserve!

*If you have not had custom clothing made for you before, please be sure to double check measurements and be sure you understand various aspects mentioned in this listing and if not, ask questions as your satisfaction is very important! ~ Please don’t assume as all Fabric Artists work in our own unique way. These are wearable art pieces, hand made with much care and many hours of creation!

Important:
By stating 34A or 34E helps me to simply add a bit for length or not. The waist and hips flow free as this is not a form fitting garment. Long or short torso? Wider armholes needed? What else should I know about your shape? Be sure to let me know so you won’t be disappointed. (Also, as with your own personal seamstress, all custom sizing information will be retained in my records so won’t be needed for repeat orders).

Rush Orders: I’ll always be honest and say when it just can’t make it in time as I won’t bypass the integrity of my creations. However, if concerned please ask ahead how long it will take as you may think it’s longer than it really is! Sometimes I can get something out in 1-3 days depending upon how detailed a piece and my production schedule which goes: first paid first created. I’m still a one woman operation.

Questions?: Please convo and ask! I love talking about my creations, answering questions and want you to have the best possible service and assurance possible.

Shipping & Handling: These special items will be carefully shipped in a box when necessary to help protect their ornamentation.
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Pronounced "Savwa Fair" in French Savoir Faire meaning "know how" and for me to make couture designs & a play on words in honor of my beloved Grandmother Savoy.
"If we have only clothes that we love in our closet, we would be happy every day"!~Me!

~I am an Indie (Independent) designer and love old world style and romantic or French influence to create Art Frocks and Tops without patterns and made in the USA, United States of America.
~Want a dress full-length or non-tattered? Just ask!

I use items I crochet or recycled sometimes vintage pieces hand sewn on and many edges unfinished (tattered) in eco cottons and tea dyed and side seams showing to make the least carbon footprint as possible!

So many weddings on the beach, in the woods and everywhere you can imagine!

Business hours: Monday thru Friday but I do answer convos ASAP.

Turnaround Time:
Allow about two weeks creation time but then I ship priority mail in the USA!
One of a kind (one off/already made) are ready to ship on my next shipping date - now Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sorry no consignment. Wholesale accounts $250 and up to start if approved by location. I don't open in another shop close to an existing one for optimal sales for all.

Photographers ~ Sorry but due to extremely high volume of requests ~ Please contact me only if you have a Fashion Design Portfolio along with your model's professional portfolio - no ameteur models thanks - (weddings and sittings are not comparable) and only if you are close to NH and payment up front. I do not lend or ship things as my time is limited and most of my fashions must remain on hand to be sold, UNWORN and/or shipped right out to magazines shoots, boutiques and Artist Galleries my work is featured in immediately following their appearance on Etsy. They're not available for you to borrow and it's not feasible for me to have shot as design changes frequently and they'd already be outdated while I await their hopeful return!

Bloggers ~ Unless you have a following of 20,000 or more and the same genre and demographic as my style, please do not ask for my participation.

~**Now more about me and my collections:
~New Romantic OOAK and Limited Edition (mine are the originals!) Tattered Art Frock tops and dresses comfy to lounge in and all could be an alternative wedding dress, beach and outdoor weddings, prom, anniversary, bridesmaids, rehearshal dinners, shower, graduation, communion, parties or just relaxing!

~Popular as a reception and honeymoon dress!

~Be sure to check out all photos as great detail on the back of my dresses and many with a train look that doesn't drag on the ground perfect for outside and dancing!

~All tattered tops & frocks are double stitched along ruffled bodices for extra strength and durability!

These new frocks are perfect for the bride who doesn't want run of the mill or for a 2nd, 3rd marriage, shower, rehersal dinner, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, the list goes on!
Also great for maternity wear!
With that said they're perfect for day to day life and just feeling special on any day!

~All are my original designs!
~Contact me if you want any of these non-tattered!

~Milkmaid Prairie Rag Doll Line: Made in eco cotton (unbleached muslin) in neutral tones of cream and milk!

~Steamer/Attic Trunk Line: Old world, victorian or steampunk style vintage and antique looking frocks that look like they've been stored in an antique trunk for ages. Older looking laces, crochet and appliques will be found on these beauties.

~Fabrics and other materials: When noted some will be eco cotton undyed and natural and sometimes then dyed in coffee by me but it takes a ton of time so those will be rare. However, I use seam binding and appliques I hand dye more often and whenever they best fit the garment in it's creation. All are OOAK or limited due to varied decorations as well as no two dresses will be alike as the fabric is torn, the gathering/ruffles, etc all turn out a bit unique.

Seams are sewn on the outside and tons of hand sewing goes into every piece. I machine sew the ruffled bodices twice for strength and durability!

Notice no zippers?! How many times have zippers broken and failed me so I don't use them. There are plenty of other options. It keeps me creative! : )

MEASUREMENTS: Simply provide me with your size and bust size! The waist and hips are free size as these are made from 2 panels put together creating an 88" circumference at the waist and hip area. You may want to measure yourself from the shoulder down to see where the length of it will fall on you as well. Curves can take up the length.

SO many plans and dreams! Yes I do dream many of the garments I make! I'll list and talk about new items here but not until they happen so no disappointments as I'm just one person sewing and creating all. I crochet and hand sew roses and special appliques and machine sew the rest of the time.

Each of my new tattered frocks takes hours between creating and crocheting and seeing how things look as I lay out each dress. There are probably dozens of items I try on each dress as I lay it out and I see what I think looks best, make final decisions and sew them on by hand. I change my mind a lot and if not happy put it aside until EUREKA! The items come into my head that would be best and I jot down the items to be crocheted or created later that evening. Each rose and crocheted piece is made specifically for that garment. I do make up extra roses and crochet pieces which I use when I can but I never limit myself to just using what I have made. It isn't good enough! I want you to be happy with the end result and I can only hope that perhaps it will become a family heirloom for you or at least enjoyed by you and admired by any who see you in it!

Orders/payments reaching me Friday evening or throughout the weekend, will begin to be made and processed beginning on Monday.

The basic idea of these has been years in the making and obtaining fabrics and supplies. I've been collecting and planning as with all my fashions at least six months to a year in advance before they come to full fruition like any designer would. I just finish them off as I go once I have the basic idea and happy with all the supplies collected.

Clothing: SavoyFaire.etsy.com
My Crochet Shop can be found at: GailAsbury.etsy.com
For Special Occasions: Piecederesistance.etsy.com
For Fun and Funky Style: Peacederesistance.etsy.com

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