ThePolkaDotRabbits

Luxury Dresses and Pageant Costumes

Beaverton, Michigan 1448 Sales On Etsy since 2010

ThePolkaDotRabbits

Luxury Dresses and Pageant Costumes

Beaverton, Michigan | 1448 Sales

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Cindi

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Cindi

Announcement    Welcome to The Polka Dot Rabbits!
I am so thrilled you've adventured into my world of fantasy. I invite you to wander through the lands of faeries, princesses, super heroes and your little one's favorite story characters. All of my pieces are high end quality and detailed....with plenty of room for growing and are play-friendly. I have been making dreams come true for little princesses for 30 years... from both a mom and child's point of view...blending make-believe with elegance. I hope you enjoy these collections. If you have any questions about what you see or have an idea you would like to bring to life, I would be delighted to hear from you.
All girls are Princesses...let's make them sparkle.

Check out what's new and on the drawing board on:
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Last updated on Jan 17, 2020

Welcome to The Polka Dot Rabbits!
I am so thrilled you've adventured into my world of fantasy. I invite you to wander through the lands of faeries, princesses, super heroes and your little one's favorite story characters. All of my pieces are high end quality and detailed....with plenty of room for growing and are play-friendly. I have been making dreams come true for little princesses for 30 years... from both a mom and child's point of view...blending make-believe with elegance. I hope you enjoy these collections. If you have any questions about what you see or have an idea you would like to bring to life, I would be delighted to hear from you.
All girls are Princesses...let's make them sparkle.

Check out what's new and on the drawing board on:
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ThePolkaDotRabbits
Instagram
@thepolkadotrabbits

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About ThePolkaDotRabbits

Sales 1,448
On Etsy since 2010

I am so Blessed to be able to do what I LOVE...every day.

My mother taught me to sew as soon as my foot could reach the sewing machine petal. In college I studied design and pattern making.
Zoom ahead a few years...and with my own two princesses as my models, I tweeked my portfolio of patterns and started designing exclusively for little girls.
I found Etsy in 2009...and The Polka Dot Rabbits was born in 2010. I made a pledge to myself on opening day that it would be my full time job in 5 years. In 2016 I "quit my day job".
Since then I have truly been having the time of my life...with waves of fabric....yards of ruffles and beautiful buttons and bows, I'm continuously inspired to create dramatic costume ball gowns and pretty party and pageant dresses.
Thank you to all of my creative customers for their delightful ideas. You've helped me grow and see outside the box and to show the world... All girls are princesses.

Cindi

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 26, 2019
Why choose a Polka Dot Rabbits design?

I am an original.
I make my own patterns with a touch of influence from upcoming trends.

I always use premium quality materials, and lots of it.
You'll never receive a listless skirt, unlined jacket, skinny cuffs or sparse embellishments.

I pay special attention to the details.
I hand sew all hems so they have a wonderful drape and aren't bulky.
I use French seams, because the inside of the garment should be beautiful, too.
I hand make the embellishments, (or purchase them from fellow Estians) so everything coordinates.

I am dedicated to quality.

I welcome all ideas and love to make custom pieces.
Custom orders are a very personal event for me. There will be many pictures sent via e-mail and I will have the entire piece finished and approved by you BEFORE it ships. I give lots of wiggle room for changes and "what if we"s.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Every Polka Dot Rabbit outfit is handmade to order...just for you. Many hours are spent designing your unique creation, so I have carefully put together the following return policy.

I never accept a return because an item doesn't fit or is too long/short.
Great care has been taken to post the sizes available for each item and their corresponding measurements in the description. This offers the opportunity to size up or down or to contact me with your little ones measurements, so size/length will never be an issue.
All Sales are Final and Non-Refundable because once payment has been made, I immediately reserve production time and/or begin production on you order.

***Order Cancellations***
Orders may be cancelled, in writing, within 24 hours of full payment.
Orders placed between August 1 and Halloween will be started immediately after you order comes through. They will be charged the 20% restock fee regardless of the cancellation time.
After that point, I begin collecting the fabrics and supplies I need and if you need to cancel after the 2 days there will be a 20% restocking fee that will be held back from your refund.
If you need to cancel your order after I have begun the construction of your item, I will refund 50% of your purchase price as I have spent time assembling your item and already put monies towards the supplies needed to create it. RUSH orders can not be cancelled once placed, and no credit will be issued for any payments made.
Halloween is my busiest season...so orders placed between August 1 and Halloween will be started immediately after your order comes through. They will be charged the 20% restock fee regardless of your cancellation time.

***I am very firm on these return policies***
If you have a question about your Polka Dot Rabbit costume or dress..please contact me, and I will gladly help you with your concern. If I have made a error, I welcome the opportunity to make it right.
Your purchase is confirmation that you understand my shop policies listed above.

Thank you
The Polka Dot Rabbits
Payment
I accept PayPal, Etsy gift cards and Credit cards through Etsy check-out.
Please note...that when you use an E-check with PayPal... it may take up to 5 days to process so shipping will be delayed.
Shipping
All Polka Dot Rabbits costumes and dresses ship by USPS Priority Mail.
Rush orders with Next Day shipping will go out Monday through Friday by UPS.

Ready to ship items will be on their way within 3 business days.
Custom items can take up to 4 weeks to complete before they are shipped.
An email will be sent with a tracking number when your item ships.

*******PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE*********
Double check that your address on file with Etsy is current and correct.
I have no way to cross check.
Once an item has left my studio, I have no control over it's handling or delivery. If you are concerned....PLEASE.... contact me for insurance coverage.

***INTERNATIONAL BUYERS*** Upgrading to Priority International shipping is the best and get's to it's destination usually in 7-14 days. This upgrade options is attached to each listing.
First Class Ground can take up to 4 weeks and may be held up in customs for 45 days or more.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: What size should I order?
A: Each Polka Dot Rabbits costume and dress is handmade just for you when I receive your order.
I realize that every little princess has a unique shape so you can order by size
OR
I offer custom sizing for each costume dress and gown.

To order, please choose one of the available sizes. Each size has cosponsoring measurements in the listing description for easy reference.
If these work for your little one... choose that size in the drop down...and that's all you need to do.

If those measurements don't work..I will custom fit her dress with a few measurements.
Choose the size she usually wears and that will be my starting point.
Leave the following measurements in the optional add a note box at check out and I will do my magic!
Bust
Underarm to waist
Underarm to wrist
Wrist
Waist
Shoulder to floor
Waist to floor
Shoulder to waist
Shoulder to shoulder across her back
Head
Foot (place her foot on a piece of paper and mark the longest toe and back of heal. Measure between them and include all quarter inch incitements..1/4; 1/2; 3/4)
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Q: Where will my costumes be made?
A: Every Polka Dot Rabbit Costume is handmade to order...by me... in my country road Michigan studio in the U.S.A. At this time, I work the business all by myself. I love being able to create and oversee each and every Polka Dot Rabbit costume and dress.
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Q: How long will it take for my costume to arrive?
A: Every costume and dress is custom made for your special princess....and not ready to ship. I'll need time to ensure you receive the dress of your dreams...so on average it takes 2-3 weeks before it ships. I use USPS Priority Mail with shipping times of 2-4 days depending on your location. July through October are super busy, so please check your desired listing for this year's Halloween season lead time.
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Q: What is included in the shipping cost?
A: The ball gown and Princess costumes with their hoop petti skirts, require an large, oversize box to properly package them for a safe journey to your Magic Kingdom. I thoughtfully chose the the most cost effective packaging and shipping which includes: USPS Priority Mail, tracking, and signature delivery with each piece. Insurance of 50.00 is provided by USPS so anything above that will be extra.
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Q: I need my costume right away...is that possible?
A: Yes! Each listing has a Next Day shipping option. This however is for the expedited shipping only. If you need your dress in 7 business days of ordering, I do offer a Rush Order add on that will put you at the top of the production calendar and includes Overnight shipping.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/198414991/helpi-need-my-item7-day-rush-order?ref=shop_home_active_86&frs=1
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Q: Will the materials used for my costume irritate my child's skin or be uncomfortable to wear?
A: All of my costumes and dresses are lined with the softest pre-washed cottons. Though I use a lot of tulle, taffeta, brocade and 3D trims...they are all encased in a lining and binding or are place well away from the edge of the dress. My models (who are actually customers with first hand experience with the dresses) have said they a super comfy and felt no discomfort at all. The only difficulty has been getting the little princesses out of their dresses and into bed!
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Q: Are the hoop petti skirts bulky or uncomfortable to wear?
A: Not at all. The hoop is light weight ... with NO hard or sharp edges...and is encased in a cotton sleeve. The Polka Dot Rabbit's feedback has been that the hoop petti will "...gently 'ring' like a bell when she walks adding to the Princess experience." To sit, lift the back of the skirt level with the seat surface. Running or climbing may be difficult, but dancing and twirling will be a joy until the clock strikes midnight.
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Q: Are the costumes safe for a young child to play in?
A: All of my costumes have triple stitched seams and trims to make them as safe as possible. The skirts are just a tad above floor length or tea length to make walking easier, too. Though every safety measures have been taken with your dress' construction, I do recommend adult supervision when wearing dresses, tiaras, crowns and accessories...because something as innocent as a button can be misused by tiny fingers.
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Q: is there an extra charge for changing out fabrics?
A: As a rule...no. If you a just changing color...or would like a solid instead of a print...these will be the same. If you have a rushed need by date (less than 2 week out) the fabric will require expedited shipping from the vendor to my studio. If you have requested a significant upgrade (say from cotton to silk), the difference between the fabrics will be added.
Any and All premiums will be presented to you before you purchase. NO Surprises!

I'm so sorry but I don't offer *bulk discounts*, wholesale pricing, rent my costumes or send anything out on consignment.