gracefulthreads

Handmade timeless clothing and vintage reproductions.

| Otis, Massachusetts
3,333 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Update 10/5--All orders are shipping on time but please be aware that turnaround time is presently close to 5 weeks. Now is a great time to place your order for holiday gifts as production time may need to change again based on order volume.

I design and carefully sew easy to wear classic clothing as well as historic and vintage reproductions for girls and women. My clothing styles range from historically accurate designs from the 1800's to prairie outfits, classic girl's dresses, costumes and timeless boutique styles. As a general rule hemlines are longer than what you will find in most places and families looking for timeless styles as well as bespoke items have been shopping with Graceful Threads since 2007.

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Last updated on Oct 5, 2021

Update 10/5--All orders are shipping on time but please be aware that turnaround time is presently close to 5 weeks. Now is a great time to place your order for holiday gifts as production time may need to change again based on order volume.

I design and carefully sew easy to wear classic clothing as well as historic and vintage reproductions for girls and women. My clothing styles range from historically accurate designs from the 1800's to prairie outfits, classic girl's dresses, costumes and timeless boutique styles. As a general rule hemlines are longer than what you will find in most places and families looking for timeless styles as well as bespoke items have been shopping with Graceful Threads since 2007.

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About gracefulthreads

Sales 3,333
On Etsy since 2006

Classic Styles for Today's Girls

I taught myself how to sew about 15 years ago in a quest to be able to provide dresses and uniforms for a group of precious girls that I visited regularly in East Africa. Most of those girls are all grown up now but my love for fabric and classic designs has never waned. When I married, I decided to stay at home and give Graceful Threads an honest try. For the last eight years I have carefully built a home business in modest apparel that has grown to serve hundreds of families throughout the US, Canada and around the world.

I have returned to Etsy after a very brief try in 2006 to find a new home for our sewn, ready to ship garments, particularly for girls. Each garment here is sewn with the same care that I give custom orders on our website. Seams are sewn and then neatly finished with a serger. I use the best possible fabrics available for making clothing and purchase our 100% cotton fabric by the bolt from Moda, Benartex, Spechler-Vogel, Robert Kaufman and a few smaller sources. I also sew with a high quality poly/cotton material called Tropical Breeze. It is manufactured by a Mennonite company in Pennsylvania and is a great choice for busy families who want a pretty print or solid but do not enjoy spending any time at the ironing board. Each listing will let you know if the garment is sewn with cotton or poly/cotton.

I often find families do not have the time to wait six weeks for a custom made garment and trust that this venue will be a blessing. You will find some very old fashioned designs, some plain and simple designs and prairie dresses. Keep looking and you'll also find newer peasant styles and brightly colored folksy skirts. Enjoy looking around at the variety of what we are able to offer. Please convo me with any questions or requests for a custom order.

As I have time I will begin to add custom styles in skirts, dresses and costumes. Please enjoy coming back to look around and see what is new.

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  • Elizabeth Lowell

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 5, 2021
Thank you for shopping at our Graceful Threads Etsy shop. You will find all sorts of old fashioned, historical and fun artistic designs for the special girls and women in your life. Each is handmade one by one in our studio in Massachusetts. Our home is smoke and pet free.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
In order to keep our prices as reasonable as possible for everyone, we do not accept returns on our ready to ship garments. I'd encourage you to ask questions before purchasing to be sure that the item will meet your needs.

Custom orders or altered items are not returnable as they have been made specifically for you. If you have a concern about your order after receiving it, please do contact me. It is our desire to please all of our customers. Most disappointments can be avoided by checking size/measurements before ordering and asking as many questions as needed.

Orders are processed and administrative work is begun as soon as your order is placed. For this reason, we do not accept cancellations. Again, please be sure to ask questions before placing your order to make sure an item will meet your needs.
Payment
You may pay for your garment directly through Etsy checkout or PayPal. We begin work on your custom order immediately by processing it, pulling and cutting fabric and getting your garment in the production line for sewing. Ready to ship orders are processed and packed. In order to keep our prices as low as possible, once an order has been placed, we do not grant cancellations. Thanks for your understanding.
Shipping
All sewn items within the US are mailed via USPS Mail (usually Priority) which takes between 1 and 4 business days. Your tracking number will be provided when the package is mailed and is always available in your Etsy dashboard. Please allow 24-48 hours for your tracking to update after your shipping label has been printed.

If you would like Priority Express delivery or added insurance (over $50), please email me before placing your order so I may adjust the pricing.

International (including Canada) orders will be shipped via USPS 1st Class International. If you would like Priority Mail shipping, please contact me and I can send a paypal invoice for the additional shipping costs. All customs paperwork will include the contents and price of your order. Duties and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

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Last updated on May 5, 2021
Frequently asked questions
I want to order a ready to ship item. When will I recieve it?

Ready to ship orders are shipped out within a couple in business days depending on weather and road conditions at our studio. We always ship on Saturdays but if you need expedited shipping, please let me know before you order and I can let you know if it is possible. If you order custom items along with ready to ship items, they will be sent together when the custom items are finished.

What is a custom order and when will it ship?

A custom order is any garment where you choose the size and fabric and I then make it up for you. Custom orders usually have a one month turnaround time. Please always check the shipping date before placing your order as I do not process cancellations. If you require a custom item sooner, add your item to the cart and take note of the price. Go to the last section of our shop called "Rush orders" and use the appropriate listing there in order to receive your order by the date you need it. Availability of rush orders is dependent on my ability to get them done in the promised time. If you don’t see availability it’s simply because the shop is booked up.

I'm not sure about size. Do you have size charts?

Some of our listings include a size chart. If you need any help with sizing simply send me a message and I'll be happy to help you out. For a child give me age, chest and waist measurement. For an adult give bust and waist measurement. Pattern sizing can be different from store sizing, especially in adult sizes. It's always better to check if you are unsure.

Do you have more fabric choices?

I sure do! If you don't like what you see, please send me a message and let me know what kind of fabric you are looking for. I have everything from linen blends to chambray to a much more extensive collection of cottons than I can put in an etsy picture.

May I cancel my order if I change my mind?

Please be sure that you can commit to your purchase before you place your order. Be sure to check your ship date before checking out. It is our desire to provide clothing at a very reasonable cost. I do not build in cost for relisting or time spent doing administrative work and therefore, once your order is placed, it cannot be cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.

Do you accept returns?

In order to keep our prices as reasonable as possible for everyone, we do not accept returns on our ready to ship garments or custom made garments. Please ask questions before purchasing to be sure that the item will meet your needs.

I understand that there is a risk in ordering custom made as you cannot try it on before purchasing. I purchase lots of handmade clothing on Etsy and while not everything is perfect, like you, I enjoy the adventure of having something made just for me.

Questions and Messages

Please send a message with any questions you may have before you order. I will almost always get back to you on the same day during the work week. Questions sent on weekends may not be addressed till Monday.