DryadsGrove

Dryad's Grove -- Fine Costumes

Los Angeles, California | 426 Sales

DryadsGrove

Dryad's Grove -- Fine Costumes

Los Angeles, California 426 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(107)

Announcement   Dryad's Grove creates custom costumes! Find the basic items here, or order your one-of-a-kind outfit to your own specifications. We specialize in hard-to-fit bodies. Please don't feel limited by what you see offered in my shop. If there's something you have in mind, propose it to me and we'll work together to create your dream costume.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery on all custom orders.

Announcement

Dryad's Grove creates custom costumes! Find the basic items here, or order your one-of-a-kind outfit to your own specifications. We specialize in hard-to-fit bodies. Please don't feel limited by what you see offered in my shop. If there's something you have in mind, propose it to me and we'll work together to create your dream costume.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery on all custom orders.

Jane Cadieux

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Jane Cadieux

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About

Dryad's Grove - a labor of love

I'm not happy unless I'm creating things. I am a maker by nature, whether it's a loaf of bread, a beaded necklace, or a gorgeous costume, my hands need to be busy.

Dryad's Grove here on etsy is the itty bitty beginning of my costume business. I don't see this ever becoming a huge enterprise, since I make all the costumes myself, and am committed to providing my customers with excellent products.

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  • Jane Cadieux

    Owner

    I've been wearing costumes since before I could walk and making my own since I learned to sew as a child. I love researching and understanding historical costume and I also love creating beautiful fantasy pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 30, 2013
Dryad's Grove is here for all your custom costuming needs! All my garments are designed and constructed by me. I would love to help you create the costume garments you've always wanted.

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Returns and exchanges
All sales are final, but I am committed to providing you with the best possible garments.
In the case of my custom offering, the fit is highly dependent on accurate measurements. All measurements should be taken over bare skin or lightweight clothing with the measuring tape pulled snug, but not tight. If the garment is close fitting but needs to accommodate lots of movement, you should take measurements over flexed muscles. If there is a problem with fit, I will fix it if it is possible. If there are any problems with my workmanship, I will fix it.
But once, again, all sales are final.
Shipping
I ship via US mail, priority delivery. I do not include confirmation, tracking or insurance. If you would prefer another means of shipping please inquire regarding additional costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
How to take your measurements

You will need:
A flexible tape measure
Your body (lightweight clothes or whatever you plan to wear under the garment you're ordering)
A friend

Different garments will require different measurements. I'll cover the basics here. All measurements should be taken with the tape pulled snug, but not tight. Circumferences should be taken with the tape kept parallel to the floor. I will assume all measurements are in inches unless stated otherwise.

Neck: the circumference of your neck, at the base. Make sure you do NOT pull the tape too tight on this one. No one wants their shirt to strangle them.

Chest: circumference around the broadest part of your chest, usually over your nipples. For women, there may be an additional measurement required called under bust. This should be just under your breasts where your bra band sits.

Waist: everyone's natural waist sits little bit differently. For some people it is high, jut under the ribcage, for others, it is a bit lower, closer to your belly button. To find your natural waist, place your hand on your sides, and slide them up send down. Fiend where you start to curve out slightly. If you have very narrow hips, you may not be able to find this curve. In that case, bend your body side to side. Where your skin folds as you bend is your waist. This is a circumference measurement, but you also need to keep track for where this is if you need to take a back length measurement. If you are a man, ordering a fitted garment and you have a belly, please provide the measurement over the belly, at your belly button and also a measurement under your belly where you wear your belt.

Hip: a circumference of your largest area of your hips/butt. Try the tape in a few different places to find the largest measurement. Be careful to keep your tape evenly parallel to the floor.

Back length: measure from the nape (very base) of your neck to your natural waistline.

Back width: Put your fingers at the top of your shoulder. Lift your arm up and down. Where you feel the joint (shoulder stays stationary, arm moves up and down) is where you went to measure from. Measure across your back from one shoulder to the other.

Thigh: a circumference of the largest part of your thigh. If you have a significant amount of muscle, flex! You don't want it too tight when you flex.

Calf: circumference of the large part of your calf. This is another one where you might need to flex.

Bicep: circumference of your upper arm, around the muscle.

Forearm: circumference of the largest part of your forearm, usually about 2 inches from your elbow crease.

Arm length: using the same spot you found for the tips of your shoulders for back width, measure from your shoulder tip to your wrist, over a bent elbow. (Bend your elbow about 90* and run the tape measure from the tip of your shoulder, over the outside of your elbow and down to your wrist bone.)

Inseam: length from your crotch to your desired pant length (Ankle bone or one inch off floor).

Outseam: measure the length of your leg on the outside from your belt to your ankle bone of to your desired length.

Finished length: for a dress, shirt or other upper body garment, measure from your shoulder to the bottom of where you'd like the garment to end. For a skirt or pants measure from your belt line.