gracefulthreads

Handmade timeless clothing and vintage reproductions.

Otis, Massachusetts · 350 Sales

gracefulthreads

Handmade timeless clothing and vintage reproductions.

Otis, Massachusetts 350 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(70)

Announcement   We create and carefully sew easy to wear classic clothing and vintage reproductions for girls and women. Our clothing styles range from historically accurate designs from the 1800's to prairie outfits, classic girl's dresses and boutique style skirts. We strive to keep plenty of girl's garments in our ready to ship sections which can be found in the first 11 sections of the store. As a general rule our hemlines are longer than what you will find in stores and families looking for modest and timeless styles have been shopping with us for ten years. Custom made clothing for both women and girls can be found in the last sections of the store. Turnaround time is one month but if you have the time, this allows you to choose your fabric and get a garment exactly as you'd like it. Please enjoy looking around and send a conversation if you have any questions.

Elizabeth

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 23, 2017

We create and carefully sew easy to wear classic clothing and vintage reproductions for girls and women. Our clothing styles range from historically accurate designs from the 1800's to prairie outfits, classic girl's dresses and boutique style skirts. We strive to keep plenty of girl's garments in our ready to ship sections which can be found in the first 11 sections of the store. As a general rule our hemlines are longer than what you will find in stores and families looking for modest and timeless styles have been shopping with us for ten years. Custom made clothing for both women and girls can be found in the last sections of the store. Turnaround time is one month but if you have the time, this allows you to choose your fabric and get a garment exactly as you'd like it. Please enjoy looking around and send a conversation if you have any questions.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Lowell

Contact shop owner

Elizabeth Lowell

Dark brown with tiny tan flowers and white dots
Dark brown with tiny tan flowers and white dots
$3.00
Boysenberry with tiny white flowers and dots
Boysenberry with tiny white flowers and dots
$3.00
Black with tiny white flowers and dots
Black with tiny white flowers and dots
$3.00
DIY Girls Chloe's Sundress Sewing Kit
DIY Girls Chloe's Sundress Sewing Kit
$22.00
Dark blue calico with navy flowers and vines
Dark blue calico with navy flowers and vines
$3.00
Custom Karen's Dress Set
Custom Karen's Dress Set
$44.00
Add Additional Length
Add Additional Length
$1.50
Add Side Pockets
Add Side Pockets
$6.00
Girls 1950's Party Dress
Girls 1950's Party Dress
$51.00
Custom Made Girls 1950's Party Dress
Custom Made Girls 1950's Party Dress
$45.00
Size 6--Anne's Dress and Pinafore Set
Size 6--Anne's Dress and Pinafore Set
$90.00
Size 8--Practical Prairie Dress Set
Size 8--Practical Prairie Dress Set
$64.00
Custom Ladies 1885 Drawers
Custom Ladies 1885 Drawers
$40.00
Custom Little Summer Nightie
Custom Little Summer Nightie
$50.00
Custom Ladies Shirt Dress
Custom Ladies Shirt Dress
$72.00
Size 7 and 8--Chloe's Dress
Size 7 and 8--Chloe's Dress
$30.00
Size 8 and 10--Chloe's Dress
Size 8 and 10--Chloe's Dress
$30.00
Size 6 and 8--Chloe's Dress
Size 6 and 8--Chloe's Dress
$30.00
Size 4 and 5--Chloe's Dress
Size 4 and 5--Chloe's Dress
$28.00
Size 3 and 5--Chloe's Dress
Size 3 and 5--Chloe's Dress
$28.00
Size 4--Chloe's Dress
Size 4--Chloe's Dress
$28.00
Size 3--Chloe's Dress
Size 3--Chloe's Dress
$28.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(70)
jannetteb56

jannetteb56 on Jul 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I received a great dress that fit perfectly. It was shipped in a timely manner. I have had a lot of compliments where I work about the dresses I purchased from gracefulthreads.

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About

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.

Shop members

  • Elizabeth Lowell

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on February 20, 2017
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 in your life. Each is handmade one by one in our studio in Massachusetts. Our home is smoke and pet free.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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 items within the US are mailed via USPS Priority Mail which generally takes two to three business days once it has been mailed. Your tracking number will be provided when the package is mailed. As a general rule, we ship each week's finished orders on Saturday morning and packages arrive between Monday and Wednesday. If you order a ready to ship item early in the week and need your package sent right away, just let me know. Time and weather permitting we would be glad to accommodate you.

If you would like overnight 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
In order to keep our prices as reasonable as possible for everyone, we do not accept returns on our ready to ship garments. We have found that those who buy to try on and then return take a huge amount of time and it's my desire to not pass those costs on to other customers by hiding administrative cost in the price of the 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.

More information

Last updated on Jul 23, 2017
Frequently asked questions

I want to order a ready to ship item. When will I recieve it?

Ready to ship orders are shipped out in 3-5 business days. We generally 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. Our turnaround time for custom orders is one month.

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 have a one month turnaround time. If you require a custom item sooner, add your item to the cart and take note of the price. Then go to the last section of our shop called "Rush orders and Extras" and use the appropriate listing there in order to receive your order by the date you need it.

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 conversation 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 conversation 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. It is our desire to provide clothing at a very reasonable cost. We do not build in cost for relisting or time spent in background administration. 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 cut fabric. We have found that those who buy to try and then return take a huge amount of time and I don't want to pass those costs on to other customers by hiding administrative costs. Please 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. I understand that there is a risk in ordering custom made as you cannot try it on before purchasing. I purchase plenty 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 Conversations

Please send a conversation 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. I do ask that you only send multiple conversations if you are serious about purchasing. It goes a very long way in helping me keep prices as low as possible.