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HouseofPhaedra's Shop Announcement

Welcome to the House of Phaedra!
This is designer, owned and operated company! I've been in business for over 5 yrs ...and this little side-line has helped put me through university doing what I love to do. I love making clothes. I love making PLUS SIZED Clothes! Nothing is more frustrating in the world than walking into shop after shop being told that "it doesn't come in your size". I decided to change that. I went to school to study how to draft patterns...I took that training one step further to design specifically for the plus sized woman. No more shoulders that slump down to your elbows....no more not being able to lift your arms over your head because the sleeve is too tight....no more feeling like you've dressed up in your mother's clothes because the fashion industry seems to think that as you get into a bigger size you must get taller.
Let me put it to you this way....you won't see anything in my shop that I personally haven't tested or worn before I got the pattern just right. And I'm not easy to fit either. Because I feel close to all of you, I will share....I'm a 3X on top (with a 38G cup, not kidding on that btw) and a size 16 on the bottom (most days). If it's not easy for me to find clothes then I know someone else must be suffering.
My clothing is not mass-produced..it is produced one at a time.... you will not find more than 1 size run of anything here...and once it's gone, it's gone....no repeats --I promise....you will never find someone in the mall wearing the same thing as you when you are wearing my clothing.
As for my "custom" items, I draft individual patterns for each of them -- that it what takes up most of the time....when you place your order, I will email you a "Required Measurement Request Form" that will show where and how to take your measurements --to make sure it is "you-perfect".
I hold a degree in Textile Science from the University of Manitoba and I take great pride in choosing just the right material. I try to add as much description into my product as possible.I do wash all my materials prior to sewing with them -- this way when the garment arrives to you, it will have been pre-shrunk so you will not have to guess whether you risk washing it.
This is a brief warning that I have to give...I have cats, two of them...and while my sewing room is deemed a "cat-free zone", I cannot fully promise that your garment will be 100% cat-hair free....but I try my darnedest to make sure that it leave 99.6% cat-hair free....please forgive any stray hairs. Also, all garments come from a non-smoking environment.
When it comes to the things I make, you will find a broad range of styles and types....I make everything from corsets to hats. I like being eclectic...and if I can pass my style along to you...and make people stop you on the street and ask, "where did you get that? I love it!", then my job is done.
So here's hoping that you like what I've made.
If you have a questions on anything, please ask!
Happy Shopping!
Cheers,
Phaedra