Chenoa on Jun 11, 2016
Lovely dress, thanks again :)
sapenland on May 17, 2016
Dress is very well made. I ordered the medium and it is a bit snug around my waist. My waist measured a 28 and the medium size stated 29. I would suggest adding some more give to fit more comfortably. The dress in the pictures I'm assuming is Royal. I ordered the Teal not realizing the difference. But, the Teal is also beautiful. The dress came a bit later than was promised but the seller sent a very cute skirt with the package to make up for the lateness! Which was very cute as well. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with my purchase. I hope this review helps someone in the future.
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
For as long as I can remember, working with my hands is what has kept my brain sharp. If I'm forced to sit still, my mind wanders. If my hands are empty, I want to fill them. This is what led me to my sewing machine and what keeps me going through the deadlines and hardships of owning a business. There is nothing else I can imagine myself doing where my heart is more satisfied. I love the sound of the needle bouncing through cotton. I love the crisp edge of freshly cut fabric. I love the moment the piece is turned out, after the zipper is installed, and the way packages ready for the post office stack so neatly.
What I do makes me happy and I could not do it without you. You! You let me do what I love and I can not thank you enough. Everything you order is made with my grateful hands. Thank you for supporting my business. Thank you for making it possible for me to work, using my talents, and satisfying my heart.
“Once you decide on your occupation you must emmerse yourself in your work.
You have to fall in love with your work.
Never complain about your job.
You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill.
That’s the secret to success and is the key to being regarded honorably.”
— JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
Once I began sewing, I found it hard to stop. It was 2009. I had just married and moved into a tiny apartment in downtown State College, PA. We were basically crammed into a 280 sqft hallway, divided into a "bedroom", "kitchen" and a "living room". I brought home a sewing machine that my parents had given me in high school and placed it on the bar in our kitchen. We had a fold up dining table in our living room, which became my cutting table, and a dresser in our bedroom where I began to pile my sewing supplies. I was all over the place. We both were so smothered by my new fledged business and we fought about it all the time. And yet, I knew I couldn't give it up, and my husband held me to that on the days I thought I could. That first year in the dark hole of an apartment, I sewed every day. I watched videos, explored blogs, read books, deconstructed clothing from thrift stores and soaked up every ounce of knowledge I could about how to make clothing. It was a hard year, but it shaped me.
The years that have followed have been spent in larger places; we rent only 2 bedroom places now. We've lived in Pennsylvania, California and Kentucky and my job has come with us to every new home. In each place I continue to grow in my knowledge of construction and I pursue perfection with each and every piece I make.
Hi! I'm the owner, seamstress, designer, pattern maker, fabric chooser and sometimes-model of Line & Bloom.
Likes to eat, smile and babble. Very good at pulling up on furniture and pulling hair. Not very good at sewing.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All purchases must be paid through PayPal or Etsy Direct Checkout. Here is a little blog post about how to begin a PayPal account. It will take 2 days to process that information before you can purchase.
I can reserve an item for 48 hours.
All orders will be shipped through USPS. All U.S. orders will ship with tracking and should arrive within 5 business days.
For international orders delivery dates can be anywhere from 7 days to a month (depending on location). I can not guarantee your item will arrive before a specific date, so if you're on a tight schedule, let me know and I will look into priority shipping for you. Priority International takes no more than 2 weeks.
International Customers are responsible to pay their countries Customs Duty, Excise Duty and import VAT fees. Please look into your customs fees prior to purchase.
Of course, it's VERY important to keep your address up to date. I will ship to the address given on your etsy account, even if your paypal account is different. I'm sorry, but I can not pay for additional shipping if your item is returned due to an incorrect address given to me.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to be as accurate as possible when listing so that there aren't any problems. If there is a problem, write me. We can talk about a partial refund, full refund or an exchange.
I will not accept returns on custom sizes unless I have made an error. Please see "Plus Sizes" and "Custom Sizes" below.
Additional policies and FAQs
For bust sizes between 41.5"- 45 it's an additional $10. From 45.5"- 48" it's an additional $15. And from 48.5"- 53" it's an additional $25. I can't accept returns on plus size items but I will gladly do a repair or alteration if I have made a mistake. If the mistake was in your measuring, I charge $20/hour for alterations.
I will need extra measurements for plus sizes. In addition to bust, waist, hip, I will need shoulder, armscye, bodice length and bicep.
Custom sizes (within my XS-XL size chart):
I can make your dress to measure. Please just include measurements at checkout rather than a size. There are no additional fees for this, but it will make the item nonreturnable. I will gladly do a repair or alteration if I have made a mistake. However, if the mistake was in your measuring, I charge $20/hour for alterations.
Customer Supplying the Fabric:
I can't refund your fabric costs if it just wasn't what you envisioned. I can't refund your fabric if it never shows in the mail. Basically, I can only refund you for the dress, as it's listed and I would need the dress back, like with all returns. I do give 20% discount to customers who supply all their own fabric.
Wholesale orders can be between 10-20 items. Please contact me about which items you'd like so that I can give you a quote. Ties are not available for wholesale. Turn around for wholesale can be up to 3 weeks for 20 items.