Aimée’s Victorian Armoire

Buffalo, New York
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Announcement    Specializing in women’s historical clothing and sewing patterns from the 18th to early 20th centuries.


Last updated on Nov 16, 2021

Specializing in women’s historical clothing and sewing patterns from the 18th to early 20th centuries.


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About AimeeVictorianArmoir

Sales 201
On Etsy since 2011

Historical clothing created with attention to detail and elegant lines....

My love and passion for classic, simple lines where small details become the focus has shaped my passion and my business. As an historian, self-taught seamstress, and fashion lover, I have worked hard to perfect my craft and create pieces that are designed to flatter all shapes of the female body while evoking a feeling of gracefulness,femininity, and historical accuracy. Each item is carefully crafted from the highest quality fabric, chosen and sewn by me, to create one of a kind looks. So whether you are costuming your next play, attending a reenacting event, or simply a historical fashion enthusiast, let me help you create the perfect look.

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  • Aimee Cook

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Aimee Cook is the author of the blog Inside Aimee’s Victorian Armoire and owner of the online shop Aimee’s Victorian Armoire. A self-taught seamstress, Aimee offers a wide variety or ready-made and custom made historical clothing.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to my shop where I offer many options for women's clothing from the 18th to early 20th century!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and 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
Ready Made Items - Each item is handmade and I go to great lengths to explain each item in detail. Please take time to compare your measurements to the ones listed. If you purchase an item and you are unhappy with the item, I will offer a full refund of the price of the item (shipping not included), if you contact me within two days (48 hours) of receiving the item based on tracking information provided. If the 48 hours have passed without contact, I will assume the item is acceptable and no refund will be needed.
If contacted within the 48 hour period, a full refund will be issued after customer ships the item back to me safely. Item must be shipped within the two days of original contact.

CUSTOM ORDERS - No refunds are offered on custom orders as they are personally designed and created. However, if you are unhappy with the finished product, please contact me before leaving a review, as I would love to see if alterations can be made.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD PATTERNS ONLY - Refunds are not offered for instant downloadable patterns. Please ask all questions before purchasing.

If you have any questions, please ask before purchasing the item. I am more than willing to answer any questions you might have on listed items.
I accept payment through PayPal, major credit cards, and Etsy gift cards for all items purchased through my shop. I must receive payment within 48 hours, or I reserve the right to cancel the sale, this includes custom orders. If purchasing more that one item, one payment through any accepted method for the total cost is acceptable. * Please see shipping policy on multiple purchases.*

CUSTOM ORDERS: Custom order listings must be paid in full before any work will be started. This secures your place on my custom order list, which works on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to ask in advance if you have any questions!
Once payment is received, item will be shipped no later than three business days. My shipping fees are based on location and include the actual postage along with the packing material needed to safely ship your item.

Custom Orders are shipped once the item is complete. Please see custom order listings for more information on the time line.

Each item is carefully wrapped and shipped in an appropriate package through the United States Post Office on priority along with a tracking number.

If you need the item sooner, please contact me before you pay, so I can adjust the shipping cost, if necessary.

Insurance is added at the buyers request and will be added to the shipping cost.

At this time I ship to most countries. International customers are responsible for paying any duty fees incurred at customs in their country
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you offer alterations on ready made items?
- Yes I do, if the alternations do not impact the integrity of the gown. Minor alterations such as hem shortening and minor bodice adjustments are available at an additional fee.

Why do you not use dress sizes in your ready made item descriptions?
- There is such a wide range of sizes that it would be very difficult to simply use a dress size to describe a gown. Therefore I use measurements based on inches to give a more precise idea. However, if you are within 1-2 inches of the measurements given, please do contact me to see if the item will still fit you. Many of these gowns are designed to accommodate a variety of sizes.

How do I secure a custom order listing from you?
- I do take custom orders on select items ( please see listing options in shop.). Customers can secure a spot on my list by purchasing a custom order listing which will be created for you after we discuss and agree upon measurements, fabric options, and timeline. Once details are agreed upon, please do not ask for changes or alterations. Fabric will be chosen by me using my own judgement but based on your prefered color choices and pattern. Pictures of fabric will be provided to you in advance if possible.
***An additional non refundable fee of $30 will be required on all custom orders requiring a design changes, additional fabric searches, pattern redesign, and drawings.

Feel free to contact me to see my current wait list.

*** please note that custom orders will be created using measurements given. I am not responsible if gown does not fit properly due to wrong measurements given by customer.

How do I care for my gown?
- I recommend hand washing or dry cleaning only. Using a modern washing machine can ruin the integrity of the hand sewn stitches. In addition, gowns composed of multiple yards of fabric washed in a machine can become very twisted and never fit right again. I recommend folding and storing your gown in a protective covering. Iron to remove wrinkles as needed.

Why are your gowns more expensive than others I have seen?
- Quality and historical accuracy are at the forefront of all of my garments. I use only natural, historically accurate fabric for all my pieces as well as rely on historically accurate patterns and examples to create each item. I focus on the look of each specific time period to ensure proper look, feel, and hang making sure not to be influenced by modern styles. While I do use a machine for basic construction, I take time to include many hand sewn details to add that touch of authenticity. Each garment is 100% made by me in my sewing studio.

Am I able to visit your store in person?
- At this point I do not have a brick and mortar store, but I do visit various reenactments throughout the season.

Do you offer wholesale options?
- I do offer a select number of gowns as wholesale prices. Please contact me for more information.