PrairieChildDesign's Shop Announcement

Here is a small example of my work on a real person....

Before I start...I would just like to say....I love creating new fashion by up-cycling old clothes....It is one of my favorite things to do......
Prairie Child

All my pieces are one of a kind. No two will ever be alike.... as I am constantly looking for different blouses, doilies, buttons, lace and ribbons.

I use an a 1919 Singer treadle sewing machine.
I sew barefooted with an old radio playing in the background and a little antique fan blowing gently over my shoulder...


I enjoy taking a dress, blouse, shirt or skirt and just... Rip It Apart!!!
I then add old crochet doilies and buttons, lace and rhinestones, pieces of tattered ribbon, bits of other blouses, most anything that I think will bring the piece together..
.Each piece has its own simple beauty. Now, after all that... I tea dye everything to make each piece truly unique....
Tea makes some pieces darker then others...There may be an imperfection in the fabric such as a little hole or tare...if I don't like it it ...I will cover it with a piece of lace or tattered fabric...which just enhances the overall piece...


My BOHEMIAN PRAIRIE line is create the same way as the tea dyed line...only Many colors are used to create this colorful line. So do keep an eye see just what I created next...

I DO NOT USE A PATTERN...... all sizes are approximate.

If the size was attached to the garment originally then that is the size listed.

I will put the inches from seam to seam at the widest part of the piece, such as under the arm across the breast that you can take a measurement of yourself or your favorite blouse and measure get a better idea of what I am offering....I will also give measurements from shoulder to hem...if it longer in an area... that will be the longest measurement and vise-versa...

**FOR SHIPMENTS OUTSIDE THE USA: Delivery times vary hugely due to customs! Parcels typically take 3 weeks to most locations, but during the holidays it often takes longer. I CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT PACKAGES SENT OUTSIDE THE USA WILL BE DELIVERED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

VERY IMPORTANT FOR SHIPMENTS OUTSIDE THE USA: Please be aware that your government may impose import fees, taxes, or fees at the time of delivery. These are the sole responsibility of the buyer. I don't know how much they may be or if they will be imposed. For information you should contact your postal service. I put the price paid on the customs form and include an invoice in the package.
Tracking is available to select countries. I ship USPS first class and insure if possible....some countries I cannot purchase insurance on international packages.

On rare occasions, there are delays/held ups at custom; bad weather conditions, festive seasons, strikes. So the package may take longer.

Please understand such delays are not within my control. Once the package departs from my end, the shipping duration is subjected to postal services' timeline and there is really nothing I can do.
I am very sorry about that. But I seek your kind understanding in this matter.
I understand that it is frustrating and honestly, it upsets me and I do not want this to happen too.
I am unable to cancel the transaction or refund you because of delays like these.

**Refunds and Exchanges

I do not accept returns or cancellations.
Exchange is on a case by case basis.
Buyer is required to cover return shipping and initial shipping cost would not be refunded.

**Additional Policies and FAQs

I do not take custom orders. Thank you for your interest.
I do not accept cancellations on orders.

If you have any questions please contact me through the Etsy email system.

PUBLICATIONS: Altered Couture Magazine