auralynne

Wearable art for those who REFUSE to be ordinary

Ashaway, Rhode Island · 2385 Sales

auralynne

Wearable art for those who REFUSE to be ordinary

Ashaway, Rhode Island 2385 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(1054)

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auralynne

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Announcement   Hello and welcome! I make pretty things for Neo-Victorian Vixens - wedding gowns, ball gowns, and costumes, all dripping with lace and flounces. The gowns above are posted here:

Purple - http://www.etsy.com/listing/465762429/
White/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/294518503/
Navy/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/261656943/
Burgundy/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/400596309/
Green/White/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/269239806/
Raspberry/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/290132351/
Olive/Ivory/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/387423500/

Everything in my etsy shop is custom made to fit you perfectly - and I usually have a pretty large sewing backlog - previous orders that I must complete before starting on new ones. Usually I can complete sewing orders in about 4 to 6 weeks. However, during my particularly busy times, it can take up to 8 weeks to complete new orders. So please plan accordingly!

For information about my current backlog and timeframes for new orders (updated weekly) please see this page:
http://auralynne.com/timeframes

Questions? If so please check my FAQ here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/auralynne/policy
or feel free to contact me.

Happy browsing!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 18, 2016

Hello and welcome! I make pretty things for Neo-Victorian Vixens - wedding gowns, ball gowns, and costumes, all dripping with lace and flounces. The gowns above are posted here:

Purple - http://www.etsy.com/listing/465762429/
White/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/294518503/
Navy/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/261656943/
Burgundy/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/400596309/
Green/White/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/269239806/
Raspberry/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/290132351/
Olive/Ivory/Black - http://www.etsy.com/listing/387423500/

Everything in my etsy shop is custom made to fit you perfectly - and I usually have a pretty large sewing backlog - previous orders that I must complete before starting on new ones. Usually I can complete sewing orders in about 4 to 6 weeks. However, during my particularly busy times, it can take up to 8 weeks to complete new orders. So please plan accordingly!

For information about my current backlog and timeframes for new orders (updated weekly) please see this page:
http://auralynne.com/timeframes

Questions? If so please check my FAQ here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/auralynne/policy
or feel free to contact me.

Happy browsing!

auralynne

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auralynne

Vintage Diva Puffed Sleeve Bolero Shrug
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Stephen Flores

Stephen Flores on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Auralynn is great to work with and ships on time. Her fashions are stunning. If you're looking for sexy Steampunk or sexy Western this is the site to go. My lady gets lots of compliments and a few too many pick up lines. (LOL!) I will come to her again if I need more items like this for my lady and I recommend her to all who ask.

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About Me

If I had to choose one motto or adage that I live by it would be that I refuse to EVER outgrow playing dress up. Whatever the occasion, if it’s a chance to go in costume, I’ll be there with bells on! (Literally speaking, most of the time, as I’m a belly dancer!)

I’ve been designing clothing since I learned to hold a pencil at age 4. At 12, my Mother sat me down and showed me how to use a sewing machine, and I started designing and making barbie doll clothes. In my early teens I disovered the Victorian era, and was hopelessly, irrepressibly hooked.

I made gowns from whatever I had on hand, which at the time, wasn’t much. Old curtains, donated fabric, thrift shop prom gowns de-constructed – if it was pretty and had a remotely Victorian aesthetic, I could make something cool out of it! My friends and I started a high tea/historical society of sorts, and we had a ball getting together in our re-constructed finds, and playing Victorian lady for an afternoon here and there.

I started belly dancing in early adult-hood. It was then that I saw the possibilities of doing what I love for a living. With a continual market of new dancers looking for pretty things that can’t be bought in the store, I saw an opportunity, and opened an online store.

My store has evolved over the years – from Tribal style flair to Burlesque to Gothic Victorian. I love lace, and can’t seem to resist sneaking it into almost everything I make.

I live in Rhode Island with my husband and two adorable young sons. When I’m not sewing or spending quality time goofing off with family, you can find me wandering round unusual places and spaces. Steampunk meets, belly dance haflas, high teas, cosplay conventions, and drum circles are a few of my favorite activities.

Should you happen to meet me at a Steampunk event, I might introduce myself as “Aurelia Lynne Lovelace” (who loves lace) or “Aura-Lynne”, since Aurelia Lynne is rather a mouthful. At belly dance performances, I go by my stage name, “auralynne”.

Thanks for reading!

~Kristina, aka “auralynne”

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    I'm a belly dancer and mother of two small sons. I live in Rhode Island with my family, close to plenty of old Victorian mansions and gorgeous scenery for inspiration.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2016
Hello, and thanks for browsing my etsy shop! Below you'll find answers for all frequently asked questions.

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Payment
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept payment via Paypal, and thru credit card via Etsy Direct Checkout. The etsy checkout system will default to Direct Checkout, so if you wish to use Paypal, please select the "Paypal" radio button from your etsy shopping cart.

Q: Can you do a payment plan?

I offer a split payment option - 50% down, then 50% plus shipping. The terms for split payments are as follows:
$300 minimum order amount.
I add on a $2 fee for this service.
I send an invoice via Paypal for the total, which allows a half payment.
Due dates for each payment will be on the invoice - but in general, the down payment is due within two week's time from the date you place your order, and final (full) payment is due within 4 week's time from the date you place your order.
Ship date is typically 6 weeks from the date you place your order, pending on-time payments.

If you need it more quickly, and my sewing backlog allows it, usually we can shift those numbers, I.E.:
1 week down payment / 3 weeks final payment / 5 weeks ship date
immediate down payment / 2 weeks final payment / 4 weeks ship date
Shipping
~Sewing Time Questions~

Q: How long will it take to complete my order?

Sewing time for new orders is usually 4 to 6 weeks - but can occasionally extend up to 8 weeks in peak times. Here's how it works:

I stay heavily booked with custom sewing orders - and I always have a backlog - previous customer orders which I must fill before working on new ones. Usually my backlog varies between 3 and 4 weeks, but in peak times, I can have up to 6 weeks of previous sewing orders on the books, which must be completed before I can start on new ones. So please allow at least 6-8 weeks to receive your custom made costume!

For my current backlog and estimated timeframes for new orders (updated weekly) see this page:
http://auralynne.com/timeframes

Q: Do you offer order updates during the wait process?

I'm afraid that I do not send order updates, for various reasons - primarily because doing so would cause your order to ship later! Please bear with me while I explain:

Sending order updates to you would also mean sending order updates to every previous customer on my books. And if I'm fairly busy and have that whole 4-6 weeks worth of previous orders (which works out to about 20-30 orders given my average order size) that's a whole lot of emails to send, all during the time that you would be waiting for me to craft your order! And really, when it comes down to it, wouldn't you rather receive your new pretty item sooner?

If you really want an update, feel free to contact me and ask. If it's early enough in the wait time, I will still be working to complete previous orders so I can start on yours and I may not know for sure! But I will be happy to answer any questions.

Also, when you place your order, be sure to check my timeframes page to get an idea of the size of my current backlog:
http://auralynne.com/timeframes

Q: How much time should I allow to receive my order by a specific date?

If you are located within the United States, I recommend ordering 7 weeks in advance (or 9 weeks during peak times, like the months before Halloween and the spring wedding season). International customers, please allow 10-12 weeks to receive your order - in case the package gets held up at customs.

Q: Do you offer rush orders?

Yes, when possible. I fit rush orders into my schedule immediately, working overtime to complete them along with my previous orders. Rush orders, when available, can be completed in two to three weeks time. The fee for rush order service is 15%-20%, or less if I have some of the items in stock in your size. Often, even my overtime is fully booked, so I recommend ordering in advance whenever possible.

I also have a store containing a small in-stock selection of my items on my website - auralynne.com.

~Shipping Questions~

Q: How do you ship your items?

Most domestic (within the US) orders are shipped via Priority Mail. Smaller orders, and clearance items are shipped via USPS first class mail. International orders are shipped via USPS first class mail international.

I do not ship via UPS or Fedex.

Q: How long does shipping take?

Shipping times for Domestic (within the US) orders:

First Class Mail: 2-5 days
Priority Mail: 2-3 days
Express Mail: 1-2 days

I'm in Rhode Island, so if you live in or near New England, your shipping time should be near to the lower numbers listed.

Shipping times for International orders:

First Class Mail International: Average of 2 weeks, up to 8 weeks if held up by customs
Priority Mail International: 6-10 days if not held up by customs
Priority Express International: 3-5 days if not held up by customs

International shipping times can vary greatly, and none of the above services guarantee on-time delivery. My personal experience with each of the services, is the following:

First Class International packages get delivered within 21 days, about 99% of the time.
I haven't yet seen a Priority Mail International package run later than 10 days - but I have heard that it can happen, and late packages are usually delivered only a day or so past the schedule.
Not enough data for Priority Express - but I believe it should be just that much more secure than regular Priority.

I do insure ALL international packages against loss, and that insurance is included in the shipping total.

Q: (-INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS-) Can you mark my package as gift or declare a lower package value?

I am afraid that I cannot falsify customs forms. Etsy automatically marks the customs with "merchandise" when I print labels, and since I insure all packages worth over $100, I cannot declare a value other than the insured value of the package.

If you would like assistance in determining the fees associated with your package, here's a website that can help:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/
Refunds and Exchanges
Q: Do you offer returns?

Everything listed in my etsy shop is custom made to measure, so I'm afraid that I cannot offer returns. The caveat is this, however: If I make a mistake, I will consider it fully my responsibility, and fix it. Thanks to a level of perfectionism bordering on neurotic, I've been sewing things via online orders since 2006, and can count the total number of mistake related returns, on one hand, and have fingers left over. I've even caught a good number of customer mistakes (incorrect measurements) because of my policy to ask for a re-measurement when a number seems off.

My patterns and my designs are at least partially adjustible, with elastic waistbands in all skirts, waists that can be loosened or tightened with ties or corset lacing, and pattern shapes that are designed to fit multiple styles of figures. If you have concerns about fit because of an unusual body shape, please contact me before placing your order. I may want to tweak my pattern to be sure your gown fits properly.

If you receive a custom made item from me and are not pleased with the fit, my next step is to try to determine what went wrong. I'll ask you to re-measure yourself, and put the item on and take pictures. If I determine that I made a mistake, I will fix it. If we find that it was caused by incorrect measurements or a mistake on your part, I'll feel terrible, but I will have to insist that it be your responsibility.

Please be sure to measure yourself properly - and get a friend to help if at all possible. Be sure you are reading the tape from the right end, and double check if something seems off (I.E., a waist measurement larger than bust or hips).

Also, if you are measuring yourself to determine your size, my sizes run about a half to a whole size large. Sometimes a Medium in store will be a Small in my sizes, and so on.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: Can you sell me one of your gowns but leave out one or a few of the pieces?

Yes, absolutely. The only exception is my bustle jackets (the ones with the full length bustle back) cannot be sold without a corset, unless you already own one of my corsets. They do not fit properly over other corsets. Anything else, please contact me when you are ready to place your order, and I'll be happy to create you a custom listing.

Q: Can you sell me just a corset?

I do not make my corsets - so that my gowns remain affordable for as many as possible, I have them custom made for me by a wholesaler. So per etsy's terms (handmade items only) I cannot sell them here unless they are being sold as part of a set. If you're ordering at least one other item that is handmade by me, yes I can make you a custom listing that includes a corset - and I do sell them singly on my website - auralynne.com

Q: Can you make (insert picture or description here) for me?

I am unable to take on any order requiring a custom pattern. If you are wanting an exact replica of a movie gown or another designer's item I'm afraid that I can't help. Pattern drafting is incredibly time consuming, and creating an untried design is fraught with unpredictability. I stay very busy with sewing orders, and simply don't have enough time free to be able to devote to these kinds of projects.

If you are looking for a concept, however, I can probably create something awesome for you. I have many mix and matchable pattern elements, and can custom order hundreds of gorgeous fabrics and trims that really put a new spin on my existing designs. Here's a short list of a few of the concepts that I have created in the past or plan to create:

Steampunk/Victorian versions of popular comic book characters: Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Jean Grey/Phoenix, Rogue, Emma Frost
Smexified and/or Steampunked versions of Disney princesses: Ariel, Jane from Tarzan, Belle, Snow White
Steampunk'd fairy tales: Little Red Riding Hood, the Evil Queen, Little Miss Muppet, Little Bo Peep
Victorian versions of Video Game Characters: Elizabeth from Bioshock, Mad Moxxi from Borderlands
Victorian versions of anime/anime-esque characters - the girls from RWBY, Chi/Freya
My take on other random fantasy things: Alice in Wonderland characters, the Tardis, Pirates, Fairies, elves, oh my!

I'm a total geek btw - and I LOVE doing remixed cosplay outfits. If you have a concept like this that you're hoping to have made, please feel free to contact me!