'Delightfully dreadful' attire + homewares!

Perth, Australia 136 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (36)


'Delightfully dreadful' attire + homewares!

Perth, Australia | 136 Sales

BettieDreadful is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Bettie Dreadful is taking a little break! I'll be on maternity leave for the next few weeks. Any messages or enquiries will still be answered :) All orders have been shipped out. We'll be opening up again soon, with a whole bunch of new goodies! Xo Love Bettie D.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 3, 2019

Bettie Dreadful is taking a little break! I'll be on maternity leave for the next few weeks. Any messages or enquiries will still be answered :) All orders have been shipped out. We'll be opening up again soon, with a whole bunch of new goodies! Xo Love Bettie D.

Kate Windsor

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Kate Windsor


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Vintage inspired clothing & accessories with a vaudeville twist!

Est. 2009 after graduation from fashion school. Initially started out as "On the Front Line Clothing" with a more punk/riot grrl influence. As our style shifted we decided that we needed a new name to match! In comes Bettie Dreadful.

Why Bettie Dreadful?
First of all 'Bettie', one of our favourite old-timey names and of course our favourite pin up Bettie Page, we couldn't go past having that zinger of a name.
Secondly 'Dreadful', as a fan of the Addams family and other spooky characters, that means reveling in the fact that weird people like dreadful things. Adding into it that also one of our favourite musicals and movie characters - Sweeney Todd, first appeared in a Victorian era book, called a 'penny dreadful'. Penny dreadfuls are small books or magazines with horror tales and gruesome stories, that were sold for a penny as entertainment in that era!

I am a solo designer, pattern maker, cutter, sewing machinist, packer and shipper! I also run all of my online shops as well as doing local custom clothing, gowns and alterations, as well as costumes!

Please visit my other stores here:

Shop members

  • Kate Windsor

    Owner, Designer Maker Sewing Machinist Pattern Maker

    Sewing for 10+ years, diploma in fashion design & clothing production. I love all things vintage, retro, dark, burlesque, vaudeville... Everything designed, pattern-made, sewn and shipped by me! Visit my other stores if you like kawaii & miniatures!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 18, 2014
Welcome! All our items are hand made. We love all things vintage styled, cute, scary & kitsch!

We want you to be happy with your purchase - please read our policies on payment, returns & shipping. If you have any questions, just ask!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
*We do not refund due to change of mind/buyer remorse after the item has been shipped or made/cut, or if the item is a custom piece.

*We accept exchanges for another size as long as the item has NOT BEEN WORN and has all it tag in place, in the same condition it was sent – eg. No holes, rips, stains etc.

*You must contact me within 7 days of receiving item if you need to swap for another size. Buyer must pay return shipping both ways for choice of wrong size. Remember you can always double check with me about which size is best for you!

*Refunds are provided if:
-an item is damaged in transit – note: must show photos of damage ASAP
*An item can only be returned and refunded in due time in condition it was received.
*If an item has not reached its destination after 28 days you must notify me via Etsy immediately. If you haven’t received within 6 weeks (unlikely) then we will work out a solution for you. Sometimes customs, public holidays and weather conditions can slow the postal services down by weeks! Remember you are buying an item that is potentially on the other side of the world and patience is key ordering on-line. : )
*We accept returns on defective, unused items. However items are strictly quality checked before packaging and sending. If an item is broken in transit (unlikely) it is most likely because it has travelled a great distance and the post is not very gentle with our packages!

*I am not responsible for stolen packages AFTER delivery (tracking confirmation) to your address. If that is not a secure place for you to receive packages, that is in no way our fault and you should send your items to a family member’s house or your place of business. I am under no obligation to replace or refund it if it is marked as delivered and then has been stolen by a neighbour, etc.

*If you find your package goes missing after tracking says delivered contact the police immediately and call your local postal delivery headquarters to enquire about lost or stolen packages AFTER delivery was confirmed via tracking. I am obligated to get the item to your country, and to have your postal service gets it to your house. What happens after that is out of my hands. Always make sure there is a safe place for your postie to deliver it to your house.
We now accept credit cards and Etsy gift cards : )

Payments should be made at the time of purchase & PayPal is my preferred method of payment. If payment is not received within 3 DAYS of your purchase, the order will be cancelled & the item will then be relisted. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about payments or items.

Any CUSTOMS FEES are buyer's responsibility. Customs fees vary between countries and cannot be controlled by us. It is your responsibility to find out how much or if you even need to pay anything once you receive your item.

Any customs fees for international buyers, are the responsibility of the buyer to research before buying, it is also their responsibility to pay it.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card without having to sign up for a PayPal account..
Items are shipped within 1-4 days of cleared payment, unless item is made to order it can take 1 – 3 weeks depending on work load. We package all items carefully & according to what the item requires. We package all our items with love & care - we try and make it interesting and different - like a special gift coming in the mail :-)

Upgrading: Tracking numbers are available to International buyers, for an extra $6 AUD on request. It is recommended as a way to safely insure your item arrives in good condition and in good time. Some items already include tracking, ask me if youre not sure!

All items are air-shipped only, and take 7-10 business days for International. Sometimes parcels take longer if intercepted by customs upto 2-3 weeks. If you have not received your package within 28 business days please contact us.

Packages within Australia should arrive within 2-7 business days. Tracking numbers within Australia are not necessary as it doesn't take that long to get to it's destination, however if you wish to have one it can be arranged for $6 as per the post office fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are not happy with your item, or have any questions please feel free to contact us!