Hand crafted dream clothing - coats, jackets & corsets

Cape Town, South Africa


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About SebastianWilde

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On Etsy since 2011

I just love creating things

I have always loved the magic of dressing-up, so I started learning how to sew when I was quite young as nothing in the shops was interesting enough to me. After many adventures I felt my ability to teach myself had reached its limits and so I went to study fashion design for three years. This really helped me learn the technical skills of pattern making and sewing that I needed to bring my ideas to life properly. After a few more years of adventures I have finally decided to try and see if other people are interested in the things I make, and so begins my Etsy store...

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  • Ceilidh

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Sebastian Wilde is just one person who loves to make clothes that make every day feel like dressing-up day! I create the designs, make the patterns & sew the garments so the final result is a one-off piece that's had a lot of love & care put into it.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Hello, and welcome to my shop! :-)

Most of what you see in my Etsy store are items that I made off the top of my head. I think of a design, or I find a fabric that I love, and it inspires me to sew up a piece of clothing. I usually make this item in a medium sort of size, similar to my own, and then post it for sale. If you love that item and the size is right, you can buy it straight away, and have it shipped to you the very next day!

However it is more common that someone sees that original item and wants it re-made in their own size, or in a different colour or fabric. This is how most projects start, and I will work closely with you to make it according to your own measurements and discuss any design changes you might want. No two garments will ever be exactly the same, even if the starting design is the same, and that’s half the fun.

I’m also happy for you to come to me with an idea for something you’ve always wanted, but never been able to find. Sounds cheesy, but I love helping dreams come alive in this way! I’m also open to costuming and cosplay requests, I’m really happy to make anything that someone feels passionately about.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
In principle, all sales are final. The one-off, custom nature of the items, as well as the international nature of most sales, makes orchestrating returns/refunds really impractical.

I try to make sure that every item I list has good pictures, a clear description and as much detailed info as possible to help you make an informed decision on any purchase. I am also happy to try and answer any additional questions you may have before you click “buy”.

If you do find yourself unhappy with some aspect of your order when it arrives, please do contact me and if there is anything I can reasonably do to try and help you I will.
For international orders, most people choose the PayPal option, but if you would like to do a bank transfer/direct deposit, please select the “Other” option and I will send you an invoice with my banking details. I cannot offer “Direct Checkout” because Etsy has not yet enabled it to work in my country, sorry!

If you are buying from within South Africa please select the “Other” option and I will send you an invoice with my banking details so that you can just do an EFT, it's easiest for both of us.

Orders will only be shipped once the payment has been confirmed.
For international deliveries I use our national post offices EMS (Expedited Mail Services) option. This service usually delivers to your country in 7 working days and includes a tracking number and insurance.

Once the parcel reaches your country it will still have to go through customs, and I can’t say for certain how long this will take. I make every effort to ensure that the parcel is sent with the correct forms and all the information required to make this part of the process go as smoothly as possible.

Please note that certain customs taxes, import duties etc. may apply and are entirely up to you to pay. I have no way of knowing before if these might apply or how much they will be.

Some countries do not accept EMS parcels from South Africa. If this is the case, I will just have to make use of airmail (still with a tracking number and insurance wherever possible), which can take significantly longer, up to 3-4 weeks.

If you would like to make use of DHL Express delivery this can be arranged, just ask. It is certainly the quickest and most reliable way to send a parcel, but it is also very expensive (add approximately $100 on top of the regular shipping price).

Once payment has been confirmed I’ll try my best to get your order dispatched the same day, or first thing on the next business day as the case may be. To receive your parcel you will need to provide me with a physical address (no P.O boxes) that will have someone there during the day to accept the order. The courier service also requires a daytime telephone number in case of any complications.

Shipping rates will change each year on April 1st in accordance with the prices set by the South African Post Office.

For deliveries within South Africa I use the PostNet to PostNet service. This service promises delivery times of 24-48 hours to major centres and up to 72 hours for outlying areas and includes a tracking number. If you would like courier to your door, this can also be arranged – just ask, although it does cost more.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions about any of my items, my shop or anything at all regarding my process and creations, please feel free to send me a message and I'll do my best to provide you with answers.