TheVintageDoctor

The Vintage Doctor

Massachusetts, United States · 129 Sales

TheVintageDoctor

The Vintage Doctor

Massachusetts, United States 129 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome! I am the Doc! Please visit my website for FAQ's and more info:

www.theVintageDoctor.com

*** Sizing ***

All sizes are listed in INCHES. "How do know what my actual measurements are?" - you may ask. It is very simple - take a tape measure and wrap it around yourself.

Bust: the fullest part across the chest - THIS IS NOT YOUR BRA SIZE!
Waist: the smallest part around the torso - usually the middle of the "hourglass" figure
Hips: the widest part of the lower body

Make the tape measure fit how you want the dress or corset to fit. Remember to measure yourself while dressed in the undergarments that you plan on wearing with the item! Be mindful of any "breathing room" you need.

DRESSES: breathe IN all the way, then measure both your bust and waist. Add .5" to 1" of wearing ease to your numbers and then find the correct size on the chart. Ease is the difference between actual body measurements and garment measurements. The numbers listed for each size represents the garment measurement only, NOT body measurement. Your body measurement should NEVER be higher than the garment measurement - the dress will be too small and not fit properly. If you fall between two sizes, always choose the larger one!

*** Payment ***

Payment is expected within THREE days of the closing date by Paypal. NO PERSONAL CHECKS. If no communication and/or payment has been received after the 3-day period, then the item will be relisted, appropriate feedback will be left and the buyer reported to Etsy. Due to the nature of Special Occasion items, all sales are final.

*** Rush Orders ***

If an item is needed to be completed sooner than the posted turnaround time, upgrading to a Rush Order is REQUIRED. Rush fees vary and are NONREFUNDABLE. Our calendar is already full as it is with orders that were placed on time - bumping these projects would be unfair to the clients who already paid for them. Squeezing in additional projects forces us to work double-time, so rush fees are put in place to make that time well spent.

2 Week Rush Order: 40% Base Cost
1 Week Rush Order: 80% Base Cost
< 1 Week Rush Order: 100% Base Cost

Announcement
Last updated on Nov 13, 2015

Welcome! I am the Doc! Please visit my website for FAQ's and more info:

www.theVintageDoctor.com

*** Sizing ***

All sizes are listed in INCHES. "How do know what my actual measurements are?" - you may ask. It is very simple - take a tape measure and wrap it around yourself.

Bust: the fullest part across the chest - THIS IS NOT YOUR BRA SIZE!
Waist: the smallest part around the torso - usually the middle of the "hourglass" figure
Hips: the widest part of the lower body

Make the tape measure fit how you want the dress or corset to fit. Remember to measure yourself while dressed in the undergarments that you plan on wearing with the item! Be mindful of any "breathing room" you need.

DRESSES: breathe IN all the way, then measure both your bust and waist. Add .5" to 1" of wearing ease to your numbers and then find the correct size on the chart. Ease is the difference between actual body measurements and garment measurements. The numbers listed for each size represents the garment measurement only, NOT body measurement. Your body measurement should NEVER be higher than the garment measurement - the dress will be too small and not fit properly. If you fall between two sizes, always choose the larger one!

*** Payment ***

Payment is expected within THREE days of the closing date by Paypal. NO PERSONAL CHECKS. If no communication and/or payment has been received after the 3-day period, then the item will be relisted, appropriate feedback will be left and the buyer reported to Etsy. Due to the nature of Special Occasion items, all sales are final.

*** Rush Orders ***

If an item is needed to be completed sooner than the posted turnaround time, upgrading to a Rush Order is REQUIRED. Rush fees vary and are NONREFUNDABLE. Our calendar is already full as it is with orders that were placed on time - bumping these projects would be unfair to the clients who already paid for them. Squeezing in additional projects forces us to work double-time, so rush fees are put in place to make that time well spent.

2 Week Rush Order: 40% Base Cost
1 Week Rush Order: 80% Base Cost
< 1 Week Rush Order: 100% Base Cost

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Kimberly Gaddis

Kimberly Gaddis on Aug 26, 2015

1 out of 5 stars

Worst customer service experience ever on Etsy. While this seller appears to be capable of good work, her communication skills are horrible; information provided on Etsy is completely different than instructions on her website (which I only found 6 weeks after placing my). I was billed up front $250, but was never contacted once about the dress construction, never asked for measurements, never given options for the dress (the Etsy description says that it comes with a 1/2 grommet back, 1/2 zipper, but ours came with only zipper and the dress did not fit at ALL. Her personal website says a full grommet back is an extra $20 which I gladly would have paid had I been contacted. Had to pay someone else $100 to completely re-work the dress.

Michelle Freeman

Michelle Freeman on Jul 22, 2015

2 out of 5 stars

Dress was very expensive and did not fit me. Store suggested that I fix it myself. When asked if I could send it back to get fixed, no reply.

TheVintageDoctor

TheVintageDoctor responded on Jul 31, 2015

If the dress was "too tight", then the wrong size was ordered by the client. Please measure yourself properly next time!

Michelle Freeman

Michelle Freeman on Jul 22, 2015

2 out of 5 stars

Dress was very expensive. It arrived and was too tight. Asked the owner what could be done and was advised to get it fixed myself. When asked if I could send it back, I go no reply. Its a very cute dress otherwise, just wish it fit better.

TheVintageDoctor

TheVintageDoctor responded on Jul 31, 2015

If the dress was "too tight", then the wrong size was ordered by the client. Please measure yourself properly next time!

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 13, 2015
*** Sizing ***

All sizes are listed in INCHES. "How do know what my actual measurements are?" - you may ask. It is very simple - take a tape measure and wrap it around yourself.

Bust: the fullest part across the chest - THIS IS NOT YOUR BRA SIZE!
Waist: the smallest part around the torso - usually the middle of the "hourglass" figure
Hips: the widest part of the lower body

Make the tape measure fit how you want the dress or corset to fit. Remember to measure yourself while dressed in the undergarments that you plan on wearing with the item! Be mindful of any "breathing room" you need.

CORSETS: breathe OUT all the way, then measure. Most people wear corsets 2 to 4 inches smaller than their actual body measurements. This will ensure an excellent body-hugging fit with no chance of shifting/falling down during wear.

Overbusts: already have a 3" gap built into them. This will ensure an excellent body-hugging fit with no chance of shifting/falling down during wear. When placing an order, please choose the size closest to your body measurements.

Underbusts: are measured closed (no gap). When placing an order, please choose at least one size smaller than your body measurements. For example, if your waist is 26" around, then you should order the 24" underbust.

DRESSES: breathe IN all the way, then measure both your bust and waist. Add .5" to 1" of wearing ease to your numbers and then find the correct size on the chart. Ease is the difference between actual body measurements and garment measurements. The numbers listed for each size represents the garment measurement only, NOT body measurement. Your body measurement should NEVER be higher than the garment measurement - the dress will be too small and not fit properly. If you fall between two sizes, always choose the larger one!

Next, compare your numbers to the ones listed on the chart. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us. Please do NOT email us with your bra size, or tell us that you "usually wear a size 6", whatever. You may be a Size 6 in Brand X, but a Size 8 in Brand Y. There is no such thing as universal sizes. Give us inches!

*** Rush Orders ***

If an item is needed sooner than the posted turnaround time (8 weeks), you have the option of upgrading to a Rush Order for an additional fee. You must first contact us with your due date prior to ordering to schedule a completion date and confirm fabric availability. We obviously cannot make your rush order if we don't know your deadline ahead of time! We will then put up a custom listing for you to purchase.

Rush fees vary and are NONREFUNDABLE. Rush fees are as follows:

♥ 5 Weeks: 20% base cost
♥ 2 Weeks: 40% base cost
♥ 1 Week: 80% base cost

Our calendar is already full as it is with orders that were placed on time - bumping these projects would be unfair to the clients who already paid for them. Squeezing in additional projects forces us to work double-time, so rush fees are put in place to make that time well spent.

Rush Order completion times do NOT include transit periods after an item has shipped. If a completion date falls on a weekend or holiday, that order will ship on the next available business day when the Post Office is open. Plan accordingly.

Be aware that Rush Order fees DO NOT include Express Mail shipping costs. It is the client's responsibility to choose the best shipping method for their order. Those who have extremely tight deadlines may be required to upgrade to a faster shipping method. CONTACT US with any questions or concerns if you suspect this may be the case.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is expected within THREE days of the closing date by either Paypal or Google Checkout (manual invoice). NO PERSONAL CHECKS. If no communication and/or payment has been received after the 3-day period, then the item will be relisted, appropriate feedback will be left and the buyer reported to Etsy.
Shipping
I ship ALL domestic and international packages via USPS Priority Mail (no cheap-o First Class). Priority includes Delivery Confirmation, Signature Confirmation and full postal insurance. Express Mail is available upon request.

I AM DEFINITELY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR POSTAL DAMAGE OR LOSS, AND THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AND NO REPLACEMENTS AT MY EXPENSE!! This is why postal insurance is mandatory - I wouldn't want your hard earned money spent on something that doesn't even show up, or is damaged in-transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of DIY & Special Order items, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. We do our very best to describe items thoroughly & honestly. We also take the time to post extreme close-ups of the itty-bitty details of the pieces - just so you know what you are getting into. If a problem arises, just shoot us an email!

NOTE: All posted sizes are true and exact - it is the customer's sole responsibility to make sure the item will fit by calculating their body measurements correctly BEFORE placing an order. Absolutely no refunds or exchanges will be accepted if you measure incorrectly, guesstimate, or otherwise fail to follow these directions altogether.
Additional policies and FAQs
We ONLY use lawfully purchased, LICENSED t-shirts & fabric in our reconstructions. They are obtained directly from retail stores or wholesale suppliers. We do NOT screenprint/spongepaint/sharpie/bootleg or otherwise ripoff designs or logos. It is unlawful to do so. Period.