acafterglow

sewing supplies, vintage fabrics, original creations

California, United States · 2986 Sales

acafterglow

sewing supplies, vintage fabrics, original creations

California, United States 2986 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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(1153)
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Amy Cools

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Announcement   Quilts by Amy Cools are all original textile art pieces mixing traditional and idiosyncratic styles / AC Clothing & Bags is a lovingly designed, meticulously crafted line made in Oakland and always sweatshop free / AC Fabric & Trim Shop is handpicked specialty and vintage fabrics, trims, & notions from the utilitarian to the beautiful.

Dear gift givers: I will gladly wrap your purchase in paper chosen for given special occasion, and address and ship it to the recipient for you at no additional charge; just let me know in a 'Convo' or in the Message to Seller' box when purchasing

You can find my art quilts and updates on other creative projects at http://amymcools.com/

You will find my collection of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and goodies for your home in my other Etsy shop, as well as some of my own gently used handmade pieces at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/afterglowvintage

More AC / afterglow:
https://www.facebook.com/acquiltsanddesigns
https://twitter.com/acquiltsndesign
http://pinterest.com/amycools/
- See Audrey Tautou wear a bag by yours truly in Chinese Puzzle
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/u640Rw6isEw/Audrey+Tautou+films+Chinatown

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

Quilts by Amy Cools are all original textile art pieces mixing traditional and idiosyncratic styles / AC Clothing & Bags is a lovingly designed, meticulously crafted line made in Oakland and always sweatshop free / AC Fabric & Trim Shop is handpicked specialty and vintage fabrics, trims, & notions from the utilitarian to the beautiful.

Dear gift givers: I will gladly wrap your purchase in paper chosen for given special occasion, and address and ship it to the recipient for you at no additional charge; just let me know in a 'Convo' or in the Message to Seller' box when purchasing

You can find my art quilts and updates on other creative projects at http://amymcools.com/

You will find my collection of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and goodies for your home in my other Etsy shop, as well as some of my own gently used handmade pieces at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/afterglowvintage

More AC / afterglow:
https://www.facebook.com/acquiltsanddesigns
https://twitter.com/acquiltsndesign
http://pinterest.com/amycools/
- See Audrey Tautou wear a bag by yours truly in Chinese Puzzle
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/u640Rw6isEw/Audrey+Tautou+films+Chinatown

Amy Cools

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Amy Cools

Fluorescent yellow elastic, 2 inches wide
US$3.75
black elastic, 1 3/4 inch wide
US$2.75
Fluorescent lime green elastic, 2 inches wide
US$3.75
Palest pink soft elastic, 1 1/2 inches wide
US$2.75
black elastic 1 7/8 inch wide
US$2.85
Palest beige elastic, 2 inches wide
US$3.75
Red elastic, 2 3/4 inches extra wide
US$4.00
black elastic, 2 1/2 inch wide
US$3.50
Fluorescent pink elastic, 2 inches wide
US$3.75
white elastic, 4 inches extra wide
US$4.75
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About

AC Clothing and Bags / afterglow studio & boutique

Amy Cools, 39, was born and raised in California, and has been sewing nearly as long as she can remember. With one home ec class at age 14 as her only formal training, Amy's interest in designing & constructing pieces that fit well, look well, and are perfectly comfortable on all types of human forms, led her to teach herself all aspects of design, pattern drafting, sizing, and construction of garments, and at age 19, to offer for sale her first line of reconstructed vintage designs, and about a year later, her first line of all-original designs. Amy's styles and shapes are most directly informed by her fascination with the human form, and in her years of fine arts classes mostly focusing on figure drawing and painting, she grew to have an instinct for designs that fit and flatter almost any type of figure, and her love of color and whimsy grew out of her own love of art, of vintage and unusual clothing and fabrics, of the distinctly 1980's and 1990's bright, sunny, and bold California style, and of her own strong sense of fun, adventure, and humor.

You can find Amy's collection of handpicked vintage here
http://www.etsy.com/people/afterglowvintage

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 29, 2016
The AC Fabric & Trim Shop features handpicked specialty and vintage fabrics, trims, & notions, from the utilitarian to the beautiful.

AC Clothing and Bags is lovingly designed, original, meticulously crafted apparel & accessories for women, made in Oakland and always sweatshop free

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There is a built-in discount for multiple items/yardage built in for all orders shipped to the U.S.A., as you can see from the shipping charges: shipping is free for all additional items/yards after the first item/yard.
I wish I could offer the same discount for international orders, but shipping is so expensive that I can't afford it; however, I wrap international orders as lightly as possible to keep prices low as I can!

Dear gift givers: I'm very happy to wrap gifts in holiday/special occasion gift wrap and include a personalized note/card, and to ship to the recipient's address you specify; just include instructions and recipient's address in the 'Message to Seller' box when ordering, or in a convo. Happy Holidays!

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SIZE GUIDE

To find your size, find the category that corresponds to your measurements. If you have concerns or issues regarding proper fit, please convo me with your measurements and questions.

> tops and dresses

Generally, going by the bust measurement is sufficient in finding the right size top or knit dress for you.

bust (measure around the fullest part)
> 32"-33" – x-small
> 34"-35" – small
> 36"-37" – medium
> 38"-40" – large
> 41"-42"- x-large

> skirts and pants

The hip measurement is usually sufficient in finding the right size skirt or pants for you. If you have a very straight figure (think the sultry Louise Brooks) or a very curvy figure (think the voluptuous Mae West) please convo me with your waist & hip measurements and I can recommend the right size for you

hip: (measure around the fullest part of your bottom)
> 33-35- x-small
> 36-37- small
> 38-39 – medium
> 40-42- large
> 43-45- x-large

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments through Paypal and directly through Etsy's Direct Checkout Service; for overseas orders, I recommend Etsy's Direct Checkout because of the additional protection they offer for lost packages
Shipping
I generally ship two or three times a week, and use USPS First Class (for packages under 13 oz) or Priority Shipping (for packages over 13 oz); I've had excellent experience with both, arriving very quickly within a week in almost all cases to the United States and Canada.

The minimum shipping charge is $2.50, and all shipping over that include actual postage cost as well as a small amount to pay for packaging and a tiny bit for my time, generally around a dollar. However, if there's a large discrepancy between my estimate and the actual shipping costs over the $2.50 minimum, I'll refund your over-payment right away.

There's a built-in discount on all purchases of multiple yards of fabrics and trims shipped anywhere in the U.S.: I only charge shipping on the first yard/item, and all additional yards/items are shipped free of charge to you. Therefore, the more yards you buy, the bigger the discount

For overseas shipping, it generally takes from 1-2 weeks, but I ship First Class because it's by far the least expensive. I've never yet had the US Postal Service lose an overseas package, though a few packages took significantly over 2 weeks. I'm sorry, but I can't offer refunds for packages shipped overseas via First Class (I'll provide proof of shipping with a tracking number), since there's no insurance to allow me to recoup my losses. If you'd like me to ship your order via a more secure (expensive) method, I'm happy to oblige.

I package each piece to look pleasing, using just the amount of packaging necessary to prevent damage under normal shipping circumstances, recycled if possible to reduce waste and conserve resources. If you've had problems with your local postal service being extra rough on packages, please let me know & I'll take extra precautions.
Refunds and Exchanges
Since I'm a small business, I can't afford to give refunds on items that arrive as described, unless the laws of your country requires it

Of course, if I've made a mistake on your order, that's another matter: please convo me right away so I can remedy the situation. This being said, I do want you to be pleased and to have just the right style and fit, or the right materials for your project, so if the piece arrives as described but you decide it just isn't working out, you can exchange it by sending it back unworn and unmodified. I do need to charge you for the additional shipping on the new piece I send you, but at a discount: half of the original shipping charge.

For all returns on items that arrive as described, however, the buyer must pay the return shipping costs
Additional policies and FAQs
You will find my collection of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and goodies for your home in my other Etsy shop, as well as some of my own handmade pieces, gently used, at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/afterglowvintage

You can find my art quilts and updates on other creative projects at http://amymcools.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/AC-Clothing-and-Bags-Afterglow-Vintage-/216496718431298

https://twitter.com/afterglowvintge

http://pinterest.com/amycools/