NineLadiesDesign

Nine Ladies Design

Chesterfield, United Kingdom · 4 Sales

NineLadiesDesign

Nine Ladies Design

Chesterfield, United Kingdom 4 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Nine Ladies Design here on Etsy started with a showcase of the medieval gowns I design. These are now only found at www.nineladiesdesign.co.uk. On sale here will be the odd felted items, perhaps some jewellery, perhaps some stitched bits. Perhaps some historical replica clothing too!!

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Last updated on Feb 15, 2016

Nine Ladies Design here on Etsy started with a showcase of the medieval gowns I design. These are now only found at www.nineladiesdesign.co.uk. On sale here will be the odd felted items, perhaps some jewellery, perhaps some stitched bits. Perhaps some historical replica clothing too!!

Elisabeth Amnegård

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Elisabeth Amnegård

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A Medieval Dream Come True

I started making medieval costumes back in the late 1980s. Anything medieval has always been my obsession, ever since I was in my early teens. I spent three years studying fashion and garment manufacturing, pattern cutting etc at college and then I worked for many years designing, pattern cutting and grading for several companies in Sweden. I opened my own shop in 1992 where I made childrens and ladies wear. But all through this medieval costume history continued to be my no 1 interest.
I got involved with medieval re-enactment when I moved over to the UK in 1999. For me it was always more about the costumes than the re-enactment, unless I was doing actual Living History, which is wonderful and so inspiring.
I made my own medieval style wedding gown in 2006 and after that I had so many requests for gowns in that style, that when I was made redundant in 2007, I used my redundancy money to set up Nine Ladies Design. The rest is history! :)
I work from my little studio in the loft conversion of my home. Over the 5 years I've met so many wonderful people, with wonderful ideas of very individual and creative weddings. There's been so many handfastings, castle weddings, woodland weddings and even a wedding at the Ice Hotel in Sweden.
My mind is constantly dreaming up new designs, but I'm ususally to busy to actually get the ideas into action. But there will be at least on new design launched by early 2013.

In between making wedding gowns I do like to do a bit of felting and other crafts. There will be the odd felted things added to my shop over time; bags, cuffs, jewellery and accessories.

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You can find out more about us at:
http://www.nineladiesdesign.co.uk

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Nine Ladies Design specialises in Medieval Wedding Gowns, fully made-to-measure, for Weddings & Handfastings.
Our designs are inspired by medieval garments, illuminations and art. The gowns & patterns are cut using modern techniques based on how medieval garments would have been made. Well researched details add that 'little extra' to our gowns. Embroideries are inspired by medieval stone carvings, glazed clay tiles, illuminations, etc. The belt buckles and strap ends that we use are made from English pewter, copies of actual medieval finds.
All our gowns are laced down the back, with handmade cords, through hand sewn holes!

We're based on the edge of the Peak District, close to the famous Nine Ladies stone circle, in a small studio, where all our designs and fabrics can be viewed by appointment.

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  • Elisabeth Amnegård

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a Swede (Scanian) living in England since 1999. I'm lucky to be living right on the edge of the beautiful Peak District, but I still miss my native Swedish west coast. I'm a huge fan of everything medieval!

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Last updated on January 29, 2014
Nine Ladies Design specialises in Medieval Wedding Gowns, fully made-to-measure, for Weddings & Handfastings.
Our designs are inspired by medieval garments, illuminations and art. The gowns & patterns are cut using modern techniques based on how medieval garments would have been made. Well researched details add that 'little extra' to our gowns. Embroideries are inspired by medieval stone carvings, glazed clay tiles, illuminations, etc. The belt buckles and strap ends that we use are made from English pewter, copies of actual medieval finds. All our gowns are laced down the back, with handmade cords, through hand sewn holes!
We're based on the edge of the Peak District, close to the famous Nine Ladies stone circle, in a small studio, where all our designs and fabrics can be viewed by appointment.

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If you decide that a Nine Ladies Gown is THE gown for your wedding / handfasting, then this is the procedure for the making of that gown.
After payment in full, I'll start on the pattern from your measurements. The measurements will either be taken by me at my studio, which is a great opportunity for us to discuss fabrics and details, or I can post a measurement chart for you to fill in yourself.
The pattern then get made into a toile in cotton fabric, and this is when you really need to attend for a fitting at our studio. This will guarantee a perfect fit. Not until this is done will I start on the actual wedding own.
The gown will be finished two weeks before your wedding day, at the very latest.

No cancellations will be accepted once the measurements have been made and I've started working on the pattern.
Shipping
The finished gown will be posted by Special Delivery or it can be picked up, this includes a final fitting to make sure the fit is perfect.
Additional policies and FAQs
Some items in my shop are ready to ship in 3 days, f ex all the felted accessories etc.