Handmade Clothing

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Handmade Clothing

11 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Last updated on Aug 5, 2012

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Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

The top is wonderful. Thank you so much.

Anonymous on Jul 20, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

I love love love this top! I am super-particular about quality & this exceeds all expectations - the sewing is perfection & the fabric is gorgeous. So much better than anything from a store. Thank you!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 5, 2011
The Sempster shop stocks a range of clothing and accessories - handmade by me, Amy Lou.

All items are handmade using natural fibers whenever possible - from my own patterns, with the highest attention to detail and quality. I create simple contemporary designs which are functional for everyday use but luxurious in feel and finish.

I take great care in sourcing and selecting the best materials. I pre-wash my fabrics several times to ensure that they don't shrink when you clean them. I use French seams wherever possible and serge them when it is not. My products are durable and will last much longer than high street purchases and as I only make a very small number of each design you can be assured that your purchase is truly individual.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Pay Pal is preferred - but please get in touch if you wish to discuss other payment options or paying by installment.
I aim to ship ready-made items on the next working day and made-to-order items within one week to ten days. Please check the individual listings for details - or convo me to discuss.

I am based in the UK and I ship INTERNATIONALLY - and from past experience, it doesn't take too long at all; usually a week (to ten days) to the US. I ship using the Royal Mail.

If you need something super-quick please let me know.

International customers - occasionally you may find your parcel is may be subject to import taxes or customs duties, which are levied your country. These additional charges must be paid by the recipient. As the customs procedure is varies greatly in different countries please contact your own local customs office for more information. I take every precaution to ensure that my items are parceled up well and labeled clearly, with all relevant information, in order to not delay the customs process.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am confident that you will be super-pleased with your purchase when it arrives at your door. I don't have a refund policy as such but if for any reason you are not entirely happy with your purchase, please get in touch within one week of delivery and we can arrange an exchange. (Please note: I cannot offer exchanges on non standard sizes so please measure up carefully).
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZING GUIDE - Please see individual listings for sizing details.


Please take your time to measure-up correctly, this is important to ensure a good fit when purchasing a garment. So don't skip this part - grab yourself a measuring tape and if you have a (good) friend to hand get them to help you out! Here's how I'd do it:

Measure-up wearing only your underwear as it is more accurate than measuring over your clothes (see now why they need to be a good friend?). Keep the tape measure taut but not too tight.

BUST: wearing the bra (or type of bra) you would be wearing with the garment - measure around the fullest part of your bust and across your shoulder blades, making sure the tape is level across your back.

WAIST: stand relaxed and try not to breathe-in! Measure around the narrowest part of your waist, known as the natural waist, which is sometimes a lot higher than you would expect.

HIPS: stand with your feet together. Measure down 20cm from your natural waist (described above), now measure around your hips at this point.

It's a little bit tricky but well worth the effort. If you don't have a friend on hand to help it might help to measure-up in front of a full-length mirror.