Custom made dresses from California

California, United States · 35 Sales


Custom made dresses from California

California, United States 35 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Greta - Button Front Tea Dress
Cotton Dress Cinched with Black Tie
Sally - Linen Tea Dress
Sequined Mini Babydoll, OOAK, sample sale
Donna - Sexy Black Dress Noir Era Bad Gals
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Anonymous on Mar 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE my dress! It's perfect! Thank you so much!

Anonymous on Jul 23, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

yet again dress was hit out of the park!!! ni loved this red dress so much i ordered another one in black! and it too is PERFECTION!! the quality is outstanding as are the details and the fit is over the moon perfect! customer service was uber wonderful too!!!! thank you thank you thank you!

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Custom made dresses

How did I get started?

I started designing dresses in 1999. I started making my own dresses by draping. Following that I learned flat pattern design and really put it to work with ready to wear dresses that featured pin-up attitude and a vintage gypsy vibe. I took a couple of years off from dressmaking and just worked on myself and family. One day my sister came to me with a dress and said can you make me something like this in black? So I made her the dress and she got so many complements and people wanting one, so I decided to get back into it. Not wanting to mass produce I decided to offer custom made dresses. I designed my first line for my Etsy shop in 2008, BlackLicoriceBtqe, now Pin-tage.

What inspires me?

I love outdoor elements and whenever I am designing I envision the dress being worn in one of my sacred places. I am inspired by so many things from the beach to old Hollywood movies. I am inspired by a challenge, being unique and radiating beauty.

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    Love those vintage dresses!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 20, 2016
All of the designs can be made available to you with variations in fabric selection. I work with fabrics that I love and put a lot of work into the design and construction, inside and out, and try to make them as affordable to you as possible. If you need a size other than what is shown as available you can request a custom order for an additional fee. If something in my shop feels like kismet, you have to have it, but it's couture and the wrong size, it's too expensive, etc. please don't hesitate to reach out to me, I want to work with you.

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I normally use USPS for shipping. If you have a preference for another service or special handling instructions please let me know at the time of purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
There are no returns on custom made dresses. They are made to your measurements. Dresses will be made exactly to the measurements provided. Dye lots and painted fabric my vary between lots and paint sessions and is considered characteristic to the design.

Please make sure your measurements are accurate. If you are unsure on how to take the measurements needed please find a local seamstress to do this for you or contact me for direction. I do my best to get you a perfect fit however you may need a fitting for alteration from a local seamstress as it is hard to get a perfect fit without having the actual body to work with.

If there is a major discrepancy between the measurements I receive and the the dress I will alter the dress for you. You are responsible for shipping back to me.