Petals and Gowns by Clkeerins

Kodiak, Alaska · 164 Sales


Petals and Gowns by Clkeerins

Kodiak, Alaska 164 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS! Thanks for stopping by my shop. My husband and I are currently in the process of building a house, so I am not able to create any orders. BUT, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. : )


THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS! Thanks for stopping by my shop. My husband and I are currently in the process of building a house, so I am not able to create any orders. BUT, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. : )

Christy Keerins

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Christy Keerins


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Anonymous on Mar 25, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A++ Customer service and quality. Working with Christy was excellent! She was extremely accommodating and the finished products are gorgeous. Would/will recommend again. Thank you, Christy!

Anonymous on Feb 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

BEAUTIFUL and made with love and care. She had great communication and took everything we wanted in the dress and made it come to life.

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  • Christy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on November 24, 2012
We pride ourselves in offering great quality custom made garments and hair accessories at reasonable prices. Quality doesn't have to be costly!

When ordering a custom dress, you will be asked for your measurments and to provide a color sample and/or pictures, drawings, etc. of ideas of a design you would like to have. Or you may puchase one of our custom designs.

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
  • Money Order
  • Check
We accept Paypal, Personal check, or Money Order. Please email if you would like to pay by an alternative method. All orders will be filled once payment has been received.
We ship all our items USPS Priority Mail. Express mail is available upon request at an additional charge. All packages will be insured for the value of the packages contents.

For our international customers, please email for specific shipping charges and information.
Refunds and Exchanges
We do accept returns on all our items in the event of shipping damages, size, alterations, etc. if they have not been previously worn or washed. If you wish to return the item you will be refunded the amount of the item, but not the shipping fees or deposit.

Additional policies and FAQs
**************************************Unique Design****************************************
Petals and Gowns has been offering custom gowns designed by Christy since 2002. We specialize in custom wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flowergirl dresses and evening (prom, formal) gowns.

From the beginning, starting with ideas and sketches all the way to the completed gown, I will be your consultant, designer, seamstress, and fitter. I will treat each stage of the creation of your gown with the importance it deserves, so that you may relax with confidence that your dress will be finished on time, constructed to the highest quality, without defects, and ready for your special day.

Just like the petals of a flower, each body is different with its own beauty. Our custom designed gowns gracefully accentuate your finest features. You will feel comfortable and confident in the fit of your gown.

For non-local clients, all correspondence will be conducted via email and phone calls. I have had much success in creating gowns for clients who were out of my area by conducting fittings by sending the mockup and dress through the mail.

*******************************************Perfect Fit ***************************************
From a list of your measurements, your custom made gown is made to fit you. We begin with pattern adjustments, and then a cotton muslin mock-up of your gown is fitted exactly to your body, allowing you to see for yourself exactly how your chosen design will look and fit. All design and fitting issues are resolved before the fashion fabric is cut.

Your custom dress will also include inner support and comfort features not commonly found in ready-made dresses. Various fabric layers, flexible yet supportive boning, and waist stays may be incorporated into your gown to provide support from the inside, making the gown extremely comfortable to wear and helping to achieve a perfectly smooth outer silhouette.

The impeccable quality of construction in a custom gown means that your gown will be as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Your gown will be made using only the highest quality fabrics and trims.

Choosing a custom made wedding gown allows you to be intimately involved in the design and creation of your gown. My specialty is working one-on-one with you so that you can enjoy seeing your gown evolve. You will always be up-to-date on the progress we are making on your gown. You will also have no unanticipated expenses for alterations, bustling or final pressing.

********************************Creating Your Custom Gown******************************
There are a few steps to get you on the path to your very own custom gown.
Steps to a Custom Gown:
• Step 1: Contact:
Contact me to set up a FREE consultation (The consultation maybe in person or contact through email). For wedding projects I recommend starting at least a minimum of 3 months before the wedding. The total price will include the time spent working on your gown, materials, and the possibility of a small design/research fee of $10 per half hour (to the nearest half hour). Wedding gowns start from $500. Evening gowns start from $200.

• Step 2: Initial Consultation/Design Session: At our first meeting we’ll talk about the design details you wish to include in your custom wedding dress. Please feel free to bring along photos of gowns with features you like.
Design, color, materials, and details. Draw sketches, look at magazines, etc. Three (3) final designs will be submitted for your approval free of charge. A fee of $25 will be charged for each additional set of 3 designs created.
Take measurements.
We will discuss pricing specific to your unique gown once you have made your choices of design, fabrics, trims, and other details.
• Step 3: Contract: If you choose to contract me to create your custom gown a $100.00 non-refundable deposit will be collected. (This reserves your time) Once this step is completed a schedule is tentatively set for fittings and your delivery date. (Plan on 3 fittings for local clients and a final pick up or delivery)

• Step 4: Mock fitting: The mock, made of muslin, helps to adjust the pattern so that your dress will fit perfectly. This is a good time to make changes to your dress.
If the mock needs more adjustments another appointment will be needed.

• Step 5: Dress fitting: Before the dress is finished two to five fitting appointments may be necessary. I will work with you until you are satisfied with your new gown. Please bring shoes and undergarments that you plan on wearing with your gown.

• Step 6: Final appointment: The balance due on your gown is paid. With your permission I would like to make several photos to remember your new gown!

*****************************************Time Requirements*******************************
The process of creating your one-of-a-kind custom gown involves several steps. Although some gowns take less time, please allow at least three months for the actual construction of your gown. (Don't let this discourage you from the one of a kind gown you desire.) Always contact us to check the schedule for availability. Once you are on our schedule, a fitting and payment schedule will be created. Your schedule and mine will need to mesh several times during this process for fittings and consultation on design details. Remember, your gown is being made individually just for you.

**********************************************Payment Details*****************************
You will be contacted when the process of creating your gown has begun. Payment of half the balance will be due at this time for purchasing materials. The remainder of the balance will be due at your final fitting. Special arrangements/payment plans are available if needed. Petals and Gowns prefers to have gowns completed one month prior to the occasion date. Time does not always allow for this especially if there are design changes or rescheduled fittings.

Thank you so much for your interest in a custom designed gown from Petals and Gowns.

Contact Information
To receive a more accurate and timely response to Step 1, please complete the following steps:
1. Take your measurements as instructed on the measurement form.
2. If you have a photo, drawing etc. of your dream gown, you may email it
to me.
3. Complete your contact information.
Physical Address
Mailing Address
Phone Number
4. Attach your picture and measurements.

You will be hearing from me very soon to set up a consultation. Before you know it your very own custom gown will be in process.