Handcrafted Wearable Art

Northampton, Massachusetts · 107 Sales


Handcrafted Wearable Art

Northampton, Massachusetts 107 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   I have moved bridal and special occasion items to my new Etsy store, PF Design Studio

Welcome to Peaceful Fashions! Here you will find a unique variety of handcrafted wearable art made using sustainable techniques.


Last updated on Nov 23, 2015

I have moved bridal and special occasion items to my new Etsy store, PF Design Studio

Welcome to Peaceful Fashions! Here you will find a unique variety of handcrafted wearable art made using sustainable techniques.

Nellie Theroux

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Nellie Theroux


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WickedNovel on Feb 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is such an intriguing skirt! I am extremely happy with this purchase and cannot wait to show it off. Most of the photos did not do the color of the fabric justice. I explained to the seller the outfit I was planning to incorporate this skirt with and she kindly took that into consideration before sending it to me. It fit the feel of the outfit I was trying to create so much better than other skirts could. I love it! I would absolutely purchase from this shop again.

August McGrath

August McGrath on Dec 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! They are much prettier in person.

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Conscious. Chic. Functional. Style.

Peaceful Fashions was born out of my passion to create and be creative, and desire to share what I love with the world. I enjoy expressing myself through artwork and am excited by the process of materializing a design from an idea to a functional object.

I am a seamstress by trade and by nature. I still remember my first sewing project, a pair of felt moccasins I stitched up when I was seven years old. From there I was hooked, my mom gave me my grandmother's old sewing machine which I ran into the ground making all sorts of different things. When I was in high school, a class was offered called Fashion Design and Marketing which reinvigorated my passion for sewing and helped me realize there may be a future for me in this business. After high school, I went to to college for business but soon switched my major and began attending Lasell College for Fashion Design and Production and graduated in 2013.

When I was eighteen, I began working for a local upholstery shop as the seamstress/cutter where I strengthened my sewing and pattern-making skills. I learned new techniques and how to work with many different types fabrics. I am so inspired by the craftsmanship and design of the antique furniture we work on, and every day I learn something new. I currently work at this same upholstery shop where I now have seven years experience professionally sewing.


In structuring my size chart, I have decided to do away with industry sizes and use flower names in place of the traditional numbers and words. There is a psychological aspect associated with labeling anyone with a size. To label someone with the intangible size zero proposes that they do not exist. Society's connotation of zero is "absolute nothing", and labeling individuals size zero raises moral and ethical concerns. To label someone as plus-sized is also insulting because it brushes individuals to the outer margins and sets sometimes impossible ideals for women to conform.

Peaceful Fashions support a healthy and balanced lifestyle and appreciate every body type and seek to outfit you with fashionable flare without perpetuating preconceived notions of "ideal size". I encourage you to find your beauty within and not seek acceptance through conformity. Be your own individual. Realize that you are more than a size. Love yourself it changes the world.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me, I am always happy to help!


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  • Nellie Theroux

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Seamstress

    I love to sew. Right out of high school, I began working as the seamstress in an upholstery shop where I have currently have 7 years professional experience. I currently am in my senior year at Lasell College for Fashion Design and Production.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 26, 2016
Hello and Welcome! I create high-quality, unique, custom wearable art. All items are hand-crafted with care by me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
I accept credit cards, PayPal, and money orders. You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a credit card purchase. Just follow the PayPal links. Pay is expected at the time your order is placed.

For U.S. customers: If you would prefer to pay by money order, I will accept a promptly mailed money order. I only accept Postal money orders which can be purchased at your local post office. Sorry for the inconvienience.

If you need help at checkout:
The domestic (U.S) shipping rates include First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation.

The International shipping rates are calculated based on shipping USPS First Class International. Any customs duties, taxes, fees, etc that are charged upon delivery are your responsibility and are not reflected in my shipping charges. Insurance is optional and is the buyer's responsibility to purchase. If you would like insurance, please let me know and I will send you an invoice.

I will ship your order within one week of receiving your PayPal payment or money order.

My couture garments are priced with higher shipping costs due to care in packaging. I include a garment bag and ship in sturdy boxes to ensure a safe voyage.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind the craftsmanship of my products and offer a 100% money back refund if your purchase doesn’t meet your expectations. I want you to be completely happy with your purchase, and if for any reason would like to return your item(s) you may do so. Just contact me within 7 days of receipt and return (at your own expense) within 14 days from letting me know. Once I receive it I'll issue a full refund within 7 days, minus the shipping costs.

Modifications can be made within 30 days of purchase, provided the buyer covers the additional shipping costs. Contact me to make arrangements.

Your satisfaction is important to me!
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept custom orders as well. My turnaround for custom orders varies and can take up to three months depending on the project. Custom items quoted $50+ with require a 25% deposit via PayPal. Contact me for further details.

Thank you for taking the time to read my shop policies. I appreciate your interest in my designs! –Nellie