snaggletooth26 on Aug 7, 2016
I love my dress! The item fits be better than any dress I have ever purchased, the color is great, and it was constructed very well. I could not be happier with my item and overall experience - purchasing the item, communicating back and forth during the process, etc. I can't wait to wear it for my best friends wedding in October! Thanks ! You are wonderful at what you do!
L. . on Jul 21, 2016
So beautifull! And it arrived fast! I didn't had to pay any taxes!! <3 Thank you so much! I never have time to sew for myself and your pieces are perfect! <3
Leila Knauf on Jul 13, 2016
Love my dress very well made. Leila
From Rags to Well Made Rags
My business started from my instinct to alter all of my clothing (mainly vintage) to fit my very specific body type, I have done this since grade school. When I discovered pattern-making my mind was blown wide open. I have honed my skills by committing myself to making one item per day since 2010.
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Does It All
Self taught designer, seamstress and pattern-maker. I work from a small storefront studio in Savannah, GA. The incredible feminine and enchanting beauty of this small city is a constant source of inspiration.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Regarding alterations- for first time fittings on custom clothing orders, there is no charge, as this is a necessary part of the process
For Clothing repairs due to natural wear and or damage by the customer, a charge will be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the nature of the repair.
If you need an item sooner than the projected shipping date, you will be charged a $75 RUSH ORDER fee to move your order ahead on my work list.
If you receive an item that does not fit properly, or needs minor adjustment... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE with the garment on, safety pin the problem areas equally on both sides of the body, and pin a brief but descriptive note on the spots that did not fit correctly. This will happen with custom orders the first time you work with someone who is not standing in front of you.Please don't feel disappointed, this is normal! send the garment back, the pattern and the garment will be adjusted accordingly, and any future threadbeat orders will fit you according to the changes made. This may seem discouraging at first- but the pay off is wonderful!
Refunds and Exchanges
Deposits- deposits for group orders (bridal parties) are non-refundable. Your deposit secures your place in my work schedule- this extends my turnaround time substantially for all other orders.
All shipping will be insured.
I will not ship a damaged item.
Any garments that are damaged after they have been worn (i.e. rips or torn seams) can be shipped back for repair, send me pictures first, and I will quote a repair price.
I will update you on production times- please try to be patient.
Additional policies and FAQs
I NEED YOUR MEASUREMENTS! I will not be able to make anything without your measurements, and things wont fit if they aren't done properly, so get out your measuring tape, and grab a friend.
If you feel a certain area of your body is more attractive than another, TELL ME! I will make sure that the garment you receive highlights this area, for example- I have really big boobs, a slim waist on a long torso, but my legs are kind of short. I make my clothes to highlight my waist, and shorten my torso, making my legs look longer.
This is what I will need to get started-
PLEASE CHECK MY BLOG FOR MEASUREMENT CHARTS AND INSTRUCTIONS.
Bust measurement- around the fullest part of the bust.
Bra size, cup size is a must.
Rib cage- directly under your bust- you can use the bottom of your bra band as a guide
across the back- shoulder to shoulder
natural waist- where your waist is the slimmest
nape of your neck to natural waist
hip- where the hip/ butt/ thigh area is the fullest
waist to knee measurement- natural waist to just above the knee, this is used for skirt length, If you would like something longer or shorter, please specify.
arm length, bicep measurement- this is used for sleeved garments, a bicep measurement is needed for the fitted princess sleeve. this will be where the arm slims right below the shoulder muscle.
Plus sizes will be priced slightly higher, only to account for material costs.