MissBrache

Whoa, Sample and Clearance Sale, YAY!

Miami, Florida · 3475 Sales

MissBrache

Whoa, Sample and Clearance Sale, YAY!

Miami, Florida 3475 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1365)

Announcement   I am closing. All items are ready to ship clearance/sample sale items. I am not taking RUSH or custom orders at this time. Take advantage and save big:)

Here's local paper article on me and my work:
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2010/09/etsys_miss_brache_talks_her_cu.php

Here's me as an Etsy Featured Seller way back:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5140247

Here's a Martha Stewart Article featuring my Reversible Bridesmaids Dresses:
http://honeymoons.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/vanessa-and-mickey?

My bloggy http://missbrache.blogspot.com/

My Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Braches/82226980795?v=page_getting_started#!/pages/Miss-Braches/82226980795

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 30, 2016

I am closing. All items are ready to ship clearance/sample sale items. I am not taking RUSH or custom orders at this time. Take advantage and save big:)

Here's local paper article on me and my work:
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2010/09/etsys_miss_brache_talks_her_cu.php

Here's me as an Etsy Featured Seller way back:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5140247

Here's a Martha Stewart Article featuring my Reversible Bridesmaids Dresses:
http://honeymoons.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/vanessa-and-mickey?

My bloggy http://missbrache.blogspot.com/

My Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Braches/82226980795?v=page_getting_started#!/pages/Miss-Braches/82226980795

Diane-Marie Brache-Smith

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Diane-Marie Brache-Smith

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Sample Clearance Sale most of my dresses are over 60% !

About

I’m a maker at heart ♥

I love making people happy and I want my pieces to express that, so I choose bright, cheery colors and unique patterns - the kind of outfits you’d be PUMPED to wear to a special event. Clothing should make you happy on the inside AND outside! I do a lot of alternative and offbeat wedding and bridesmaid dresses, as well as everyday going-out clothes for when you really want to turn heads.

A little about me - . Seriously, I can’t help it. I HAVE to be making something, and when it’s not custom clothing for you girls, I’m making desserts, drinks, decorations or something that else that delights me. I even get a kick out of assembling Ikea furniture. I especially really love to work with fun, nontraditional weddings.

But most often I make beautiful dresses for beautiful people like you. I’ve been sewing since I was in grade school and learned how to do it the old-fashioned way from my mom and grandmother. When my sister and I were little, my mom handmade our gorgeous costumes that always took first and second place in our community Halloween contests. My family’s love for sewing surrounded me, so it was hard not to grow to love it myself.

Today, I use my mom and grandmother’s classic methods in every piece I create. I hand-draft and hand-grade (that’s a sizing term for you non-sewing nerds out there) all of my patterns, and I taught myself how to create my own patterns from vintage books I bought on eBay. I’ve picked up a lot over the years as a set seamstress for fashion shows and from running my own store since 2007.

Yes, I do it all myself. Every stitch and cut is my handiwork. I even made my own wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses, which you can check out here. I work hard to keep the dresses, accessories and tops coming and my customers happy (usually 12 hour days 7 days a week - this is a one lady sweat shop). It all adds up to about 800 handmade dresses a year, and it means I’m pretty busy, so you can usually expect a 4-8 week lead time on your dress (all the more reason to contact me soon)!

Oh, by the way, soon I’ll be offering custom-designed clothing at standard sizes manufactured by a sewing collective in Miami. They are local American workers in a shop that I know and trust. The benefit to you is a custom-designed piece at a lower price point in a shorter turnaround time.

I can’t wait to get started on your piece! Check out what I have to offer in my store or drop me a line today so we can chat. Talk to you soon! ;)
All photos in my workshop are © natalia vásquez www.nataliavasquezphotography.com/

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  • Diane-Marie Brache-Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Greetings, from sunny Miami. I hand make to custom size happy dresses for your special days. I love the ocean, baking and attempting to garden.

Manufacturers

  • House of Llull

    Miami, FL, United States

    Sewn by the lovely gals of House of Llull. This small manufacturer, makes all of their garments with love and ethically in Miami, Fl, USA. Since they are local I can over see every aspect of the creation of my designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 27, 2016
♥♡STORE CLOSING April 5th♡♥ I am pregnant and due June, so I will stop taking orders very soon. MY CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME IS 6-8 weeks. I am not taking RUSH or very custom orders at this time. I am also booking up very quickly and may have to close sooner due to high volume.



I love making special things that make all women feel pretty, sexy, and fun just the way they are. I am always happy to change things a bit, like color, sleeves and etc. Until 2014 everything made in my store was by me with love from scratch. I soon be offering a few items in standard sizes made locally by a sewing collective. These items will cost less than items made by me. Only items made by me will be available for custom sizing. (if approved by Etsy).

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES
All wedding parties order are highly recommended to be placed at least 3 months before they are wanted in hand. I will have two price points, made to measure and by me or standard dress sizes. All items are made to order and do require time. You can choose fabrics and prints for either price points. Let me know what colors or prints you are looking for. I adore working on mixed print weddings. Special order prints have a $35 fee per dress. Solids and a limited amount of stock prints are available at no extra cost.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
Only after payment is made and cleared is an item is put on my list to make. It takes normally about 3-7 weeks but can take much less or a bit longer for me to make and ship. It depends on my current workload. Please, feel free to ask me a time quote. If you would like an item sooner than I quote feel free to ask if there s a rush order available.

I don't consider it a sale until payment is sent.
Shipping
Depending on my current workload turnaround time can be anywhere from 2-10 weeks.

US SHIPMENTS
I ship most orders USPS 2-3 Priority with tracking.

OUTSIDE OF THE US
I ship mostly first class which takes 1-4 weeks transit time and is cheaper for you. If you need it there faster there are shipping upgrades available so let me know. :) I'd be happy to do it.

CUSTOMS ****PLEASE READ****
Non-US customers
Shipments to foreign countries sometimes get held up in customs. I have no control over this. If you are overseas and need the package by a specific date, convo me about a faster method of shipping before placing your order.

You may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you – I have no control over these charges.

Unfortunately, I can't mark a shipment as a gift. If I get caught I'm subject to a fine of $10,000, YIKES!
Refunds and Exchanges
I want all of my customers to be happy. If an item doesn't fit quite right I will alter it for free and refund your shipping. :)

Refunds are a bit tricky because each item is handmade to order and can't really be resold after I've made it. I do understand that sometimes the look just doesn't work on a person. If for any reason you are unhappy please contact me ASAP.
Additional policies and FAQs
-----TAKING YOUR MEASUREMENTS------
Here's a VIDEO TUTORIAL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jgNuDsv2DY

Bust-The bust is the fullest part of the breast with a bra you'd be likely to wear with the garment. If it's for a swimsuit go without the bra or a non-padded light bra.

Underbust- Is at the ribcage underneath the breast.

Waist- The trickiest one, put one hand on your hip and bend to the side in that direction. The part that pinches in is your "true waist", measure from there once you straighten out. It is the smallest part of the waist. It is usually above the belly button.

Waist to Hem- Measure from the waist down your legs to where you'd like the dress to finish.

Hip-Widest part, hold the measuring tape around your hip and pull it down to find the widest part.
If you having trouble finding your waist try this:

Your natural waistline is easy to find using a string. Tie the string so it's snug but comfortable around your waist. Now bend to each side. The string will move to your natural waistline. Check the mirror. This time the line may not be straight and that's fine. Pick up your tape and measure over the string exactly where it is. Make sure not to hold your breath or pull the tape too tight.