Wearable art for those who REFUSE to be ordinary

Rhode Island, United States · 2257 Sales


Wearable art for those who REFUSE to be ordinary

Rhode Island, United States 2257 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
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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:

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Last updated on Jul 24, 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 -
White/Black -
Navy/Black -
Burgundy/Black -
Green/White/Black -
Raspberry/Black -
Olive/Ivory/Black -

Questions? If so please check my FAQ here:
or feel free to contact me.

Happy browsing!


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Lady in Red Steampunk Costume - Made to Order
Vintage Diva Puffed Sleeve Bolero Shrug
Victorian Passion Masquerade Ball Gown
Sassy Sabine Saloon Girl Costume Custom Made
Victorian Passion Masquerade Ball Gown
Vintage Diva Bustle Skirt Made to Measure
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Emma Earley

Emma Earley on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

OMG I am SO EXCITED to wear my bustle at my wedding, it arrived yesterday and I ran upstairs right away to try it on. I love it!!!


MusicalRose on Jul 21, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Firstly, I love the item. However, the seller was not communicative enough (in my opinion) about the progress of the order/why it was taking so long. I understand when one is bogged down with lots of orders simultaneously, but I would have appreciated a short note giving an updated estimate of arrival date. Otherwise, I love this skirt and it's perfect for cosplay.


kudzu02 on Jul 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love my hat! What awesome detail work went into making it for me!!! Thank you so much!!!

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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 May 31, 2016
Hello, and thanks for browsing my etsy shop! Below you'll find answers for all frequently asked questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
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. I charge a $2 fee for this service. If you need this option, contact me for instructions. When I receive your down payment, I will finalize your spot on my sewing schedule. To keep this spot, please send final payment within 2-4 weeks. Delays in final payment will cause delays in sending your order, so if you need your item(s) within a specific time frame, please be prompt.
~Wait Time Questions~

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

My sewing time for new orders varies between 4 to 6 weeks. Here's how it works:

Typically, I have between 2 and 4 weeks of previous orders I’m working to complete. Once I finish with these previous orders, I’ll be able to start sewing yours. From that point, it will usually be about two weeks. 2 to 4 weeks of previous orders plus 2 weeks sewing time is 4 to 6 weeks until items are ready to ship.

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. International customers, please allow at least 10 weeks to receive your order - just 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% of the cost of the gown, 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.

Also, be sure to check if I have anything in stock in your size, via the link below:

~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: Average of 2 weeks, up to 8 weeks if held up by customs
Priority Mail: 6-10 days if not held up by customs

International shipping times can vary greatly. If you live outside the US, please be sure to place your order with plenty of time to spare for possible customs related delays.

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:

Q: For an in-stock item, how quickly will you ship?

I ship daily, Monday thru Friday. Usually cut off time for shipping a package same day is 8AM EST. If your order is time sensitive, leave me a note when you place the order and I'll do what I can to get it out on the same day.
Refunds and Exchanges
Q: Do you offer returns if my item doesn't fit, or if I change my mind?

If it is an item I stock, not custom made, then yes. The terms are as follows: The item(s) must be returned to me, unworn and undamaged, within 60 days of purchase. Buyer pays return shipping. I can refund only the cost of the items (no shipping refund).

Q: Do you offer returns on custom made items?

I do not offer returns on items custom made to measure. 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 a little large. Usually 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.

Q: Can you make this item in a particular color?

Yes, absolutely - if you don't mind switching to a different and/or plain (solid tone) fabric. I can custom order "Bridal Satin" in 42 colors, and Taffeta in 98 colors. There is a fabric upgrade charge for this - usually under $10 to cover both additional cost for fabric, and the cost to ship it to me.

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
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!