Upcycled Clothing & Modernized Historical Styles

Michigan, United States · 139 Sales


Upcycled Clothing & Modernized Historical Styles

Michigan, United States 139 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome! Here you will find something new from something old. I specialize in a modern take on historical styles, as well as crafting unique upcycled clothes.


Welcome! Here you will find something new from something old. I specialize in a modern take on historical styles, as well as crafting unique upcycled clothes.


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CUSTOM White Satin Waist Cincher
CUSTOM Black & White Striped Waist Cincher
CUSTOM Brown Tapestry Waist Cincher
CUSTOM Brown Faux Suede Waist Cincher
CUSTOM Silk Sari Cincher
CUSTOM Waist Cincher - Brocade of Your Choice
Edward Scissorhands Corset
CUSTOM Faux Leather Underbust Corset
Shredded Tee Hand Mitts
Shredded Grey Hand Mitts
Sketched-On Pants
CUSTOM Steampunk Sailor Skirt
One-of-a-Kind Upcycled Grey Wool Skirt
Bright Flowered Cotton Dress


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Heather Robbins

Heather Robbins on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for what I needed! Soft but stays in place- great quality, easy to clean and is just as described! Fantastic bang for your buck!

Eliza Gilmore

Eliza Gilmore on Sep 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing! wonderful craftsmanship and superb professionalism from the artist.

Bryanne Grafton

Bryanne Grafton on Aug 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! This is perfect and exactly the way I needed it. Vendor was very attentive and easy to work with.

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 28, 2016
Hi there, welcome to Gone Away Designs!

I specialize in creating....well, anything and everything that interests me! :-) That means anything from historical clothing, to a modern take on period styles, to upcycled and repurposed thrifted clothes.

You'll find a little bit of everything in my shop, as I focus on things that I would wear myself, and my style is rather eclectic! :-) I hope you will find things that are to your liking, as well!

Each piece is designed and handcrafted by me in a non-smoking, cat-friendly home. :-)

All clothing and materials have been machine washed and dried by me, unless otherwise noted in the individual item description.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept payment through Paypal and Direct Payment. Immediate payment is preferred. If no payment is made within five (5) days, I reserve the right to relist the item.

If there is a problem, or you can't pay immediately, please let me know and I'll see what we can arrange.

For higher-priced custom items, I am willing to divide the listings to allow you to pay in installments. I do ask, though, that all installments are fully paid within 2 months (60 days) after I publish your custom listing(s). I will not begin work on any part of the piece until it is paid in full.
I will ship your ready-made item in 1-2 business days after receiving payment. For custom orders, the time-frame will be specified when the order is made. I use USPS First-Class Mail to keep the cost low, but if you prefer another method or expedited shipping, please let me know.

I've never had any trouble with this shipping method (I do a lot of my own shopping online), but if you would feel better insuring your package, again, let me know.

If you fail to receive your package, please let me know within 30 days of shipping (you will be notified when your package has been shipped), and I will try to track it down for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be thrilled with your purchase! I do my best to give an accurate description of the items for sale, so please be sure to read the listing thoroughly and take your own measurements accurately (please refer to the 'How to Take Your Waist Measurement' section in Additional Information below) to be sure the clothing will fit before you make a purchase.

If you've done these things and are unhappy with the item once you receive it, please contact me within 7 days, I want do what it takes to be sure that you are satisfied. I'm willing to discuss returns, exchanges, and refunds.
Additional policies and FAQs
Many of my pieces are one-of-a-kind, but I do have a few that I make multiples of or create in different colors / fabrics / sizes. While I try to get any duplicates as close to the original as possible, I'm not a machine! :-) So please allow for slight variations.

If you're interested in any of my pieces, but don't see your size or favorite color for sale, LET ME KNOW!!! Some things may not be reproduceable, but others may be, so I'd be happy to work with you.

Also, if you have any thoughts on what you'd like to see in my shop, or would like to have a custom piece made, again, I'd love to discuss it with you!

HOW TO Take Your Waist Measurement:

What you need to measure is your natural waistline - the slimmest part of your waist.

Typically, that's right below your ribcage, and maybe an inch or so above your bellybutton. It varies a bit from person to person, but if you think of an 'hourglass' shape, the natural waist would be the smallest part in the middle. Obviously, not all of us are shaped that way, but that's just to give you an idea! :-)

When taking your measurement, relax and stand comfortably, breathe normally and be careful not to suck in your tummy or hold your breath, otherwise the measurement won't be accurate.

If you have any questions, let me know!