FairyGodmother4Hire

Costumes That Won't Disappear At Midnight

Burlington, Connecticut · 2106 Sales

FairyGodmother4Hire

Costumes That Won't Disappear At Midnight

Burlington, Connecticut 2106 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(535)

Announcement   Soon after I opened my shop for little girl's costumes, I started getting requests from grown up girls for costumes in their sizes. Now 8 years later, there are many choices for girls of all ages and sizes. You're never too old to dress up.

I've worked as a costumer for professional theatre for over 25 years. I bring those skills and design sense to my work on Etsy. My designs are inspired by classics films, pop culture or just a walk around my woodland surrounded farm. What all of them have in common are high quality fabrics and professional construction techniques. The children's capes are machine washable, and according to one happy client, excellent for dragging the family cat along the kitchen floor.

You can also check in with what's new on Facebook or Instagram http://www.facebook.com/FairyGodmotherforHire

Thanks for popping by,
lisa

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 23, 2018

Soon after I opened my shop for little girl's costumes, I started getting requests from grown up girls for costumes in their sizes. Now 8 years later, there are many choices for girls of all ages and sizes. You're never too old to dress up.

I've worked as a costumer for professional theatre for over 25 years. I bring those skills and design sense to my work on Etsy. My designs are inspired by classics films, pop culture or just a walk around my woodland surrounded farm. What all of them have in common are high quality fabrics and professional construction techniques. The children's capes are machine washable, and according to one happy client, excellent for dragging the family cat along the kitchen floor.

You can also check in with what's new on Facebook or Instagram http://www.facebook.com/FairyGodmotherforHire

Thanks for popping by,
lisa

Lisa Bebey

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Lisa Bebey

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(535)
Alexis Mitchell

Alexis Mitchell on May 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Very well-made item. Looked great and has lasted for several events.

Ashley Broockman

Ashley Broockman on May 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lisa is the epitome of customer service. We had a mishap with the costume arrival date, and she literally did everything she could to make sure we had one on time - even making a new costume in one night and priority overnighting it to me. We got it at the event center an hour before our big event started and it was stunning! I have not ever had someone deliver customer service at that level. Can’t thank you enough - would recommend 10 times over.

Jillian Shepard

Jillian Shepard on May 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This cape and skirt was EVERYTHING. It was so soft, extremely well made, comfortable and gorgeous. I got so many compliments the night of our play. Came quickly and to our exact specifications. Everything was perfect! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Updates

The finishing touch for a little Fairy Godmother cape and then she’s off to find a pumpkin!
Visiting an old friend from my theatre days.
Another happy Fairy Godmother onstage with her whole fairy tale crew!!!
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About

I don't have a magic wand, but my sewing machine does quite nicely.

For my daughter's third Christmas I hastily put together a costume cape and skirt. I had over twenty years of professional costume experience, working for some of the best theatres on the east coast. I had made costumes for queens. It seemed only right to make a few little princesses. My theatre career was both blessing and curse because I had the skills and inspiration to do amazing detailed work, but no time to put them to use for my own projects.

Those first pieces weren't up to the grand designs I imagined, but that didn't stop my daughter's friends from fighting over them when they came to play. I had made them easy for small hands to get on over their own clothes, and better yet they could be machine washed after mud puddle battles.

That spring I began creating a line of my own dress up costumes. Every little girl's imagination can make her the princess of her dreams. She doesn't need a movie princess copy to be special.

Eight years ago I exited stage left from the theatre I had worked at for so long and began focusing on Fairy Godmother For Hire. It was time to stop thinking of it as a hobby. My husband made that easier to do when he suggested that if we moved into a bigger house I could stop sewing in the basement.

The house he had his eye on was a 200 year old colonial, quaintly referred to as a 'Fixer Upper' in the real estate listing. It had been unlived in for almost seven years. I agreed to look at it, just to humor him. Of course, we could buy it, I humored him, if we can sell our own house. I didn't tell him, I thought we'd never be able to sell our home. It sold in seven days.

What I didn't expect was that I would fall helplessly in love with the property we have come to call The Bright Side. That's a nod to Jane Austen's pretentious English manors, and Monty Python. We have over 2 acres, plus over a hundred acres of state forrest that surround us. Inside the house, we walk on two hundred year old wood planks where countless generations have tread before. When I'm not sewing there are always home improvement projects. My little princess has gotten very good at removing wallpaper.

I've made many discoveries here, like the original unpainted wood paneling in the dining room, hidden under 2 layers of early drywall and 14 layers of wall paper. And just as importantly, that little girls don't lose their love of dressing up just because they have children or grandchildren of their own. I began making costumes for little girls, but I am happy to make them for bigger girls now, too.

I continue to freelance in theatre, but my commute is now through the kitchen to my studio. That's right, I can say 'Studio' instead of 'Sewing Room' now.

-lisa

Shop members

  • Lisa Bebey

    Owner

    After exiting stage left from a twenty year career in theatrical costume construction, I found the inspiration to dress up girls of all ages.

  • Gus & Jack

    Sewing Apprentices

    I expected these guys to be able to sew like magic, but so far they haven't done one stitch.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 30, 2017
With over 20 years experience making costumes for professional theatres, it seemed only right when my daughter came along, that I should make a few smaller versions of the things that I have been making for years.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I hope you are happy with your purchase, but if not, I will accept exchanges. You must contact me within 2 weeks of the ship date, and you are responsible for the return shipping. Refunds are not available, but please contact me via Etsy so that we can resolve the matter together.
Payment
I accept Pay Pal and major credit cards.
Shipping
All items are shipped via the USPS. If your princess has an urgent pumpkin to catch, contact me via Etsy for expedited shipping. Delivery by song bird is currently unavailable.

International shipping does not include insurance. I am not responsible for delivery once your order is accepted by the postal service. Buyers may purchase shipping insurance. Please contact me for details.
Additional policies and FAQs
Rush Orders:
Orders that must ship in less time than the 'Ready to Ship Time' listed in the item's shipping tab, are subject to Rush Labor Fees. These fees are 20% of the item's cost. This covers the extra work required for me to finish the order to ship. Additional expedited shipping charges are separate from the labor fees.