DameandMaiden

Made to measure handmade design // Made with ❤️ in USA!

Des Moines, Iowa

Top shop for gifts.

A buyer bought a gift from this shop and gave it a 5-star review!

Announcement    I am so happy you found my page! Everything you see in my shop is made to order in your exact measurements for a perfect fit. All sizes welcome! Free alterations are offered as well if needed upon receipt. My workload is always changing, fabrics sell out and I raise my prices based on workload so the more time I have for your order the better and it will secure your fabric and ensure plenty of time for the process. For these reasons I say if you know it is your dress do not wait to order. I will ask for a complete list of measurements needed after your order is placed that you can provide when you are ready based on your timeline. They are not necessary at time of order. If you want to lose a bit of weight, yet know one of my designs is your dress. I ask you order and I will wait for your measurements until you are ready and can alter the dress free of charge if needed.

With that being said I can accommodate most any timeline. Anything needed before 8 weeks are considered a rush order and I charge an additional rush fee of $100. If you have any questions or custom requests please send me a message! I'm happy to help. Follow my creative journey on instagram @dameandmaiden and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dameandmaiden/
Please read policies before your purchase!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 16, 2019

I am so happy you found my page! Everything you see in my shop is made to order in your exact measurements for a perfect fit. All sizes welcome! Free alterations are offered as well if needed upon receipt. My workload is always changing, fabrics sell out and I raise my prices based on workload so the more time I have for your order the better and it will secure your fabric and ensure plenty of time for the process. For these reasons I say if you know it is your dress do not wait to order. I will ask for a complete list of measurements needed after your order is placed that you can provide when you are ready based on your timeline. They are not necessary at time of order. If you want to lose a bit of weight, yet know one of my designs is your dress. I ask you order and I will wait for your measurements until you are ready and can alter the dress free of charge if needed.

With that being said I can accommodate most any timeline. Anything needed before 8 weeks are considered a rush order and I charge an additional rush fee of $100. If you have any questions or custom requests please send me a message! I'm happy to help. Follow my creative journey on instagram @dameandmaiden and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dameandmaiden/
Please read policies before your purchase!

Items

All Items

Sarah Beals

Contact shop owner

Sarah Beals

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(251)
See reviews that mention:
Quality 32 Shipping 30 Customer service 62

About DameandMaiden

Sales 890
On Etsy since 2013

For the bride who seeks the unique and sticks out from the crowd who doesn't want to settle for what has been seen and done by every other bride. For the brides who try the bridal shops but nothing seems to fit your unique style. For the bride who cares about sustainable and ethical clothing production. I hear you. I design for you.

I have been designing and sewing since 2004 with my clothing line Rock N Reconstruct. My own wedding in 2012 and the events leading up to the wedding opened my eyes to my love for vintage laces and giving them new life into gorgeous dresses. It all started with a bell sleeve dress made from a vintage tablecloth for my engagement photos in 2012, and after a disappointing search for a wedding dress in local bridal salons I ended up designing my own dress out of a vintage lace tablecloth.

I had been designing and sewing each garment I sold(still do) for years but not until I started making dresses out of these vintage laces did I realize I had found my true passion in the design world, Bridal. I had always had a love affair with all things vintage and my namesake clothing line where I cut my teeth and had much success was reconstructing vintage into new designs. Not until my own wedding did I realize vintage tablecloths were so beautiful and such a one of a kind fabric for my style of gown. I decided to list one of my wedding dress designs among my reconstructed designs and the response was so amazing I shifted full time to bridal 7 years ago. Since then it has evolved to what you see in my shop today.

I have had the honor to make hundreds of wedding gowns for my amazing brides all over the world. I make every dress with my own two hands and truly love my one on one relationship with each and every bride. I know my designs are not each brides cup of tea, but I know for the bride who gets me, we have an unique connection from that first inquiry about a dress. I really do love the one on one customer service and relationship with each and every bride I can provide. Your dress is not made in some factory overseas, it is made my me, the designer and I am here to hear your custom requests, sizing questions, and help ease any fears you may have about buying your dress online.

Feel great about your purchase from my shop as you are ordering from the designer you can chat with anytime during the process and ask as many questions as needed. Most of my dresses are made from vintage lace which is purchased from other small shop owners. Each dress is made by my own two hands and will never be made by anyone else. All of the details discussed for your perfect dress will not be lost in translation to a production team. I refuse to sell in bridal salons so I can offer my dresses at a wholesale price direct to you, and give you the opportunity to have a one on one relationship with the designer and the one making your dress throughout the whole process.

So lets chat! I am always here to answer any questions you may have or discuss details about that dream dress you can see in your mind, but not you havent found in shops.

All of my dresses you see in my shop are made for your exact measurements. If you need an alteration when your dress arrives, no worries I offer alterations free of charge. If you have a hardtime finding a professional to measure you.. no worries! I offer facetime calls for measurements with yours truly for paid orders.

Follow my design journey on Instagram @dameandmaiden. To see the clothing line where I got my start check out my other etsy shop www.etsy,com/shop/rocknreconstruct

Shop members

  • Boogers and King

    Studio Pups, Assistant

  • Sarah Beals

    Owner, Designer, Maker Of The Dresses!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 14, 2020
I make all of my dress designs for your exact measurements. Your measurements are not needed at the time of your order. I will send a complete list of measurements needed once your order is placed which you can get me when it is convenient for you. My processing time is always changing depending on my workload or customization on your order. I can answer any questions about order time via conversation.
If you think one of my dresses is the dress you want, please order if you can as fabrics sell out and I can't guarantee the dress will be available closer to your date. The more time we have for the process the better so I can deliver the best service and product.
If you have any questions or custom requests please send me a message! I'm happy to help.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
As with most wedding gown purchases ALL SALES FINAL. Please read listing details before purchasing. There will not be refunds. I offer free alterations to all dresses if needed. There are absolutely no refunds on custom orders or bridal.

My customers' satisfaction is extremely important to me, for that reason I make each item to order for your measurements or size preference.

Kindly take extra care with your measurement for beautifully fit .

I advise that you attend a qualified dressmaker for accurate body measurements for bridal dresses. I work to your specific details and cannot be responsible for incorrect measurement submissions.

Please measure shoulder to hem vertically down over the fullest part of your bust down to the floor with heel height included if any. It is important that you do not do this measurement yourself. If you do you tend to bend over to read the measurement causing a measurement that is too short.

I am not responsible for inaccurate measurements. I am happy to assist you or the professional should there be any questions. I welcome phone calls and FaceTime calls to make sure everything is correct. Simply message me to arrange a call.

In the event your dress does not fit correctly due to your incorrect measurements, I charge a fee for fixing those mistakes in fit.

During the process of making your custom hand made wedding dress, minor alterations may be needed. I offer free alterations on my dresses, but you must pay the return shipping back to me. I cover shipping charges back to you.

If, however, you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me as soon as possible to find the best solution.

RETURNS

All my dresses are made to order and I put much effort into making them for you this is why I can not accept returns. I DO NOT make custom made to measure dresses for you to try on and decide you do not like, how it looks on you or decide my work is not worth the price I ask. I will not accept returns for custom orders or any bridal dresses.

Please think it through carefully before placing your order and ask all your questions which I’ll be more than happy to answer. It is a risk buying a dress online that you have never seen or tried on, I am not responsible for a return of a dress you decide you don't like.*** You have no way of knowing what you perceive as quality or how a dress will look on you that is purchased online, that is a risk and I understand this process is not for everyone. The value of my work is not up for debate if you receive your dress and decide you don’t like it. The process and production of your dress is done solely by myself and there are days/weeks of work involved. I do not make these dresses for your measurements for you to decide you do not like it. No refunds will be given.

I at times sell sample dresses made as new designs that are photographed and shot professionally to sell on my site. These are generally sold at over half off and are worn once, there is only one at the size and price listed. I do offer free alterations if it's too big for you. There are absolutely no returns on sample dresses. There are absolutely no returns on sample dresses that have been altered to fit your size. No exceptions.

Faulty Items -
All my designs are made with extra care and being carefully inspected by myself before dispatch. In the unlikely event of faulty items, please contact me immediately with a description of the fault . I will get back to you as soon as possible and send you a replacement item as quickly as we can if it is indeed proved to be faulty.

The dresses do not include any accessories such as jewelry, gloves, shoes or other accessories pictured.
Payment
Paypal Credit cards or Direct checkout only.
Shipping
We ship WORLDWIDE! Combined shipping is available! For Domestic shipping: we use USPS Priority Mail and charge $7-$10.
For International shipping: we use USPS Priority Mail. Please email for international rates.
Any customs rules, laws, fees or duties associated with receiving an item are the buyer's responsibility. Due to law, we must mark international packages as merchandise and at the price paid.
Insurance and express options are available but for an additional fee.

International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes & charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. *** We ship using USPS priority mail unless specified otherwise in the auction. We are open to using flat rate boxes and combining items to help save on shipping costs.