correenscdesigns

Quality Custom Handmade Costumes for Adults & Children

Michigan, United States · 1294 Sales

correenscdesigns

Quality Custom Handmade Costumes for Adults & Children

Michigan, United States 1294 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(217)
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Correen

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Announcement   Specializing in Custom made to fit Costumes, Special Occasion Wear, Photography Prop Clothes for Women, Men, Boys, Girls and Babies. New Commissions always welcome!

Now booking for Halloween 2016 - space goes fast so book early! Limited space left. If you need a specific date, please send me a convo to check availability BEFORE ordering please.

Vist my main website and Facebook page for more information on my work.
www.ccreativedesigns.com
www.facebook.com/correenscreativedesigns

And visit our new Sister store for pets - Nara and Buddy Pet Designs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NaraAndBuddy?ref=search_shop_redirect

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 21, 2016

Specializing in Custom made to fit Costumes, Special Occasion Wear, Photography Prop Clothes for Women, Men, Boys, Girls and Babies. New Commissions always welcome!

Now booking for Halloween 2016 - space goes fast so book early! Limited space left. If you need a specific date, please send me a convo to check availability BEFORE ordering please.

Vist my main website and Facebook page for more information on my work.
www.ccreativedesigns.com
www.facebook.com/correenscreativedesigns

And visit our new Sister store for pets - Nara and Buddy Pet Designs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NaraAndBuddy?ref=search_shop_redirect

Correen

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Correen

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(217)
roseferrara1

roseferrara1 on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Ok I order a dress here for my daughter sweet 15 I loved the dress . My daughter is special needs and have difficulty putting on dress but the dress was a piece of cake for us it was a 2 piece set and that's not all the top piece was so easy for her to put on all we did is pop her arms in and tie it on the back .... I would order again from here ... And the dress was just like I expect it to be ... Very nice we all love it ....

roseferrara1

roseferrara1 on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I loved the dress I ordered for my daughter and it got here just on time

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About

Every day is a great day to Dress UP!

Correen's Creative Designs was started in 2002 as a way to both bring in some extra money and as a creative outlet. I started slowly in the craft show circuit peddling baby and kids novelties and dress up clothes and have since evolved into a full time costume and special occasion wear designer, seamstress and entrepreneur.

I have been sewing for pretty much most of my life and being an artist by nature means a constant flow of the creative juices! I am grateful to my awesome husband for giving me the support to quit my miserable day job and do what I feel I was meant to do. The best part is doing it all while watching my boys grow. I think I have the greatest job in the world and truly love what I do. My work has been featured in magazines, blogs and stage productions which are all exciting opportunities I would not have had the chance to experience stuck in an office.

I strive to create detailed, high quality, affordable pieces that make the wearer feel like they are the most awesome in the room. I am a die-hard perfectionist (which makes me a little crazy some days) so be assured when an order leaves it was given my upmost attention and all while it was being created.


Thank you for stopping in to check out my work!

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  • Correen Borst-Straub

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Mom, Wife

    I am a mom to three busy boys, wife to the love of my life and a owner of a non-stopping creative brain. I design in my sleep and have become basically obsessed with costumes and the fantasy and fun involved with them. Thank you for stopping by!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2016
Welcome to Correen's Creative Designs "Where every day is a great day to Dress Up!"

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I prefer Direct Check Out or Paypal as a method as payment but also accept money orders or cashiers checks. Please be advised when paying via Paypal by e-check, clearance typically takes 5-7 days and your order will not be placed on the schedule or shipped until I am notified of the check clearing. For Cashiers Checks and money orders, I allow 3 business days after receipt for your check or money order to clear before beginning or shipping an order.
Shipping
READY TO SHIP AND SMALLER CUSTOM ITEMS:
Items marked READY TO SHIP will be shipped within 1-5 days of payment receipt. Smaller custom made-to-order items are worked around larger orders and processing times may vary due to workload and season so please allow up to 2-3 weeks for your order to arrive. If you have a special date you need an item for, please contact us prior to ordering to coordinate.

CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER ITEMS:
All orders are processed in a first come first serve basis. Custom pieces are not put on the schedule until AFTER both payment and measurement information have been received. Shortly after receipt of your measurement form, you will be notified of an approximate ship date when you can expect your order.

SIZING AND MEASUREMENTS:
Designs are typically based on standard American size proportions. However, I request further information to ensure a proper fit. Each item in my Etsy Store will state if a form is required or not. The form on the link provided will need to be completed and emailed back in order for me to place your garment order on the schedule. I will make the item according to the information provided. I cannot be responsible for fitting issues caused by mistaken measurements - please measure carefully. If you wish to forgo completing the form, any fitting issues are your responsibility.

Complete the form fields and return as an email attachment to correenscdesigns [!at] charter.net. If you have any trouble getting the form to open, please let me know and I can email it to you directly. A cut and paste into the body of an email works fine too. Ask questions if you are unsure about any part of the measuring process. Please use a cloth measuring tape and provide information in inches.

TIMING:
If you have an event that your item is needed for please make me aware of it when ordering. I will do my very best to accommodate you. Should an event come up AFTER your order has been placed, again I will do my best to accommodate you, but no guarantees can be given. If you absolutely need the order to be bumped up on the schedule a rush fee and expedited shipping charges will apply.

RUSH FEES:
If an order is needed sooner than my next available spot on the schedule a rush fee will apply. The following scale will apply for 2016.

For smaller items under $75, please inquire to check options and see if the item can be completed to accommodate your timing. Items are priced according to complexity and of course more complex items take a lot more to get it done on time and therefore will be subject to the Rush fee.

NEXT SCHEDULE SPOT AVAILABLE:

Tier A - Orders totaling $75 - 125 = $75 Rush Fee
Tier A - Orders totaling $75 - $125 with Less than 2 weeks notice = $100 Rush Fee

Tier B - Orders totaling $126-299 = $125 Rush Fee
Tier B - Orders totaling $126-299 with Less than 2 weeks notice = $175 Rush Fee

Tier C - Orders totaling $300 and up = $175 Rush Fee
Tier C - Orders totaling $300 and up with Less than 2 weeks notice = $225 Rush Fee

Please understand that when an order is "Rushed" the extra cost covers the cost of the juggling, longer hours, extra hands and effort necessary to get your order out the door to accommodate your timing all while not upsetting the current commitments to other customers. You will be responsible for expedited shipping charges necessary for both getting your fabric here and getting the finished piece to you. I will send you your shipping options the day before shipment. A separate invoice for shipping charges will need to be paid before the item will be shipped. If you are interested utilizing this option, please request a custom listing or add the RUSH MY ORDER Listing to your cart with the appropriate fee from the selection menu.

***DO NOT PURCHASE the listing without discussing first. I need to confirm the possibility of accommodating you with my current schedule.

HALLOWEEN:
The deadline for Halloween 2016 is September 1st or until sold out. All orders placed before that date will be ready to ship before October 27th. Last orders in may be required to pay expedited shipping for their orders to arrive on time, you will be contacted prior to shipment with your options and an invoice will be sent accordingly. I do my best to accommodate everyone's plans for this time of year but if an event comes up AFTER your order is in queue, you will need to purchase the RUSH MY ORDER listing.

SHIPPING METHODS:
I ship using either UPS or the United States Postal Service Priority or Express Mail. Rates according to package size, weight and your address. Tracking information will be forwarded to you upon shipping. FedEx is available but due to bad experiences with their rates, a credit card number or FedEx account number will need to be provided.

Shipping will be sent to the address listed on your order unless further instruction is given. We cannot be held responsible for packages lost and misdirected due to insufficient address information.
As soon as a package leaves our possession, it becomes the responsibility of the carrier.

For international customers, shipping rates posted are for USPS Global Priority Mail, if you prefer another carrier, please inquire and you will be charged via Paypal for the difference for shipping upgrades. International customers are responsible for any package tracking, customs and duty processes once the item is shipped. Each package will be marked with the value and merchandise box checked. Please do not request me to check the gift box or fudge the value - it is illegal and I will not do it.
Refunds and Exchanges
SATISFACTION AND RETURN POLICY:
I do my best to communicate with my customers to get a clear picture of what they are looking for. I am confident in my sewing and creative abilities and strive to provide quality items at fair prices. If for any reason, you are not quite happy with any of my work, I will work with you to come to a resolution. Please call right away if an issue should arise. Issues need to be reported within 5 days of receipt per the records of the delivery service used. DO NOT WEAR or USE the garment until issue is resolved.

Once an item is purchased it is custom made for the person who will be wearing it. Due to this custom service, returns are not considered.

Care instructions will be provided for each item, my work is guaranteed, however, mis care for any item is not. Please follow the care instructions given carefully.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Should an order need to be cancelled, a 75% refund will be given for up to 7 days of order placement. No refunds are given after 7 days. 25% is kept for the spot of the schedule that was held and to cover materials and time that already went into the order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Of course, the work in my Shop is just a sample of what can be done. If you are looking for something specific, please send a convo to discuss. I love new projects!

CUSTOM DESIGN COMMISSIONS:
I work with clients near and far and am always up for a new project. Email or call to discuss your ideas for a custom commission to correenscdesigns [!at] charter.net.
If you have a photographs or sketches, please attach them to your email. I take pride in my own creativity and look forward to working with you to create the piece you were imagining. Please do not ask me to copy another designer's work exactly, it is wrong and I just will not do it. For character costumes, I will do my best to create an amazing interpretation that will be sure to please.

During the inquiry process, I will discuss your project briefly with you to determine a price estimate. If you decide to move forward, a reserved listing will be set up for you. After you checkout, I will go to work on sketches of how your garment may look, coordinating your fabric and trim options, researching historical and other practical details necessary to bring the piece to life.

During the whole custom process, I will be in contact with you and share progress pictures. Should additional charges arise after the agreed price, an additional listing will be set up and must be settled prior to shipping.

COMMUNICATION:
The best way to reach me to discuss details is via the Etsy convo system.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Correen's Creative Designs is open most week days from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is located in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. In 2016, we will be closed during the following times: June 27 - July 10, October 28 - November 7 and December 19 - January 4.

We are closed on weekends for rest and family time. Inquiries and phone calls received after hours will be answered as soon as possible.

PHOTO SHARING CREDITS:
We love to see you smile and love to see pictures of our clients in our garments. If you happen to have professional photographs you would like to share for our marketing purposes, we will offer a credit of $25 an image for future orders. Please submit jpg file images watermarked by your photographer. Both you and your photographer will be mentioned wherever the photograph appears. We are requesting to use the images for our marketing with your permission, copyright ownership stays with the appropriate parties.

Correen's Creative Designs Policies updated April 14, 2016. Correen's Creative Designs reserves the right to change any of the above mentioned policies at their discretion at any time with or without notice.