sistersroseandruby

BEAUTIFUL THINGS FOR GORGEOUS WOMEN......

Rotorua, New Zealand · 794 Sales

sistersroseandruby

BEAUTIFUL THINGS FOR GORGEOUS WOMEN......

Rotorua, New Zealand 794 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(487)

Shop owner

Tracey

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Announcement   Welcome to my little corner of etsy..! thanks so much for visiting.. !

You may have noticed I havent been sewing for quite a while.. due to ill health I've been away from Etsy.. but I'm almost ready to get back into my work room..!

To celebrate Spring in NZ and being able to start creating again my Etsy store is in SALE..!!

30% OFF ALL STOCK.. NO EXCEPTIONS..! WOW..! The prices have been altered, so are now at the SALE price..!

ON SALE now until the New year when I hope to start my machines whirring again..! Don't miss out..!

I can't wait to start going again, I have lots of new inspiration, and of course some favourites that I love to make.. I will always create my lovely signature pieces, tunics, French Market Tunics, my bloomers, short bloomers, I call bloomies.. they are sooo cute, created from vintage linens and pretty floral cottons covered in roses and stripes, coats, vests and sweaters.. but also I want to keep up with the pieces Ive only been able to a few of, like heirloom vests, the Rosebud skirts and lovely wedding dresses.. it is just a case of time and having enough of it..!!

I will be back part time to start with so you will have to be quick if you want to snap up my new pieces... they will be in demand by my very patient regular clients.. waiting in the wings..
Keep checking back, I promise I will try very hard to list some lovely new pieces very soon in the new year..

Due to the realistic style of my photography, you wont be disappointed when you unpack your parcel.. my Vintage Kitty pieces are ALWAYS better in real life than they are in the photos..!! lol.. no airbrushing, no fancy models or lighting here..! Just real.

I usually offer layaway but only on full price items..( I would prefer SALE items to be paid outright), if you don't think you can afford the item you want straight away.. contact me for terms.. thanks so much..!


I love beautiful vintage laces, fabrics and needle work, I try use only the best of these, mixed in with crinkle linen, vintage textiles and soft luxurious velvets to name a few... tunics, bloomers, overtops, skirts, coats and jackets.... I hope everyone will find the perfect Vintage Kitty garment..

Don't forget to take a peek at my sold section, where you can see more of my Vintage Kitty pieces here that have been sold already, so you can get an idea of what I do and the quality... I'm not taking custom orders at present, but might do again in the future if I get time... I just want to get back on board first and see how things go... keeping in mind that nearly my pieces are one of a kind almost everyone finds something that they love in my shop with a custom order anyway......!

well, Ive been trading on etsy now for many years and loving every minute of it.. thanks so much to my fellow etsians that have purchased off me, and especially the clients who continue to support my work.. its been an honor working for and with you to create more gorgeousness.....

thanks for stopping by..!
kind regards
Tracey

**just a quick note.... If you are considering purchasing one of my Vintage Kitty garments and are unsure of quality, please do check my feedback for reassurance ... I do understand there is unfortunately, a huge variation of quality and standard of work and ethic here on etsy, and now, an influx of commercial, factory made, cheap rubbish via resellers, (although that would probably be debated by some people.. sigh... ) I hope my record of sales and outstanding feedback record will help you decide my Vintage Kitty label is something you can put your trust in and buy with confidence...

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 18, 2016

Welcome to my little corner of etsy..! thanks so much for visiting.. !

You may have noticed I havent been sewing for quite a while.. due to ill health I've been away from Etsy.. but I'm almost ready to get back into my work room..!

To celebrate Spring in NZ and being able to start creating again my Etsy store is in SALE..!!

30% OFF ALL STOCK.. NO EXCEPTIONS..! WOW..! The prices have been altered, so are now at the SALE price..!

ON SALE now until the New year when I hope to start my machines whirring again..! Don't miss out..!

I can't wait to start going again, I have lots of new inspiration, and of course some favourites that I love to make.. I will always create my lovely signature pieces, tunics, French Market Tunics, my bloomers, short bloomers, I call bloomies.. they are sooo cute, created from vintage linens and pretty floral cottons covered in roses and stripes, coats, vests and sweaters.. but also I want to keep up with the pieces Ive only been able to a few of, like heirloom vests, the Rosebud skirts and lovely wedding dresses.. it is just a case of time and having enough of it..!!

I will be back part time to start with so you will have to be quick if you want to snap up my new pieces... they will be in demand by my very patient regular clients.. waiting in the wings..
Keep checking back, I promise I will try very hard to list some lovely new pieces very soon in the new year..

Due to the realistic style of my photography, you wont be disappointed when you unpack your parcel.. my Vintage Kitty pieces are ALWAYS better in real life than they are in the photos..!! lol.. no airbrushing, no fancy models or lighting here..! Just real.

I usually offer layaway but only on full price items..( I would prefer SALE items to be paid outright), if you don't think you can afford the item you want straight away.. contact me for terms.. thanks so much..!


I love beautiful vintage laces, fabrics and needle work, I try use only the best of these, mixed in with crinkle linen, vintage textiles and soft luxurious velvets to name a few... tunics, bloomers, overtops, skirts, coats and jackets.... I hope everyone will find the perfect Vintage Kitty garment..

Don't forget to take a peek at my sold section, where you can see more of my Vintage Kitty pieces here that have been sold already, so you can get an idea of what I do and the quality... I'm not taking custom orders at present, but might do again in the future if I get time... I just want to get back on board first and see how things go... keeping in mind that nearly my pieces are one of a kind almost everyone finds something that they love in my shop with a custom order anyway......!

well, Ive been trading on etsy now for many years and loving every minute of it.. thanks so much to my fellow etsians that have purchased off me, and especially the clients who continue to support my work.. its been an honor working for and with you to create more gorgeousness.....

thanks for stopping by..!
kind regards
Tracey

**just a quick note.... If you are considering purchasing one of my Vintage Kitty garments and are unsure of quality, please do check my feedback for reassurance ... I do understand there is unfortunately, a huge variation of quality and standard of work and ethic here on etsy, and now, an influx of commercial, factory made, cheap rubbish via resellers, (although that would probably be debated by some people.. sigh... ) I hope my record of sales and outstanding feedback record will help you decide my Vintage Kitty label is something you can put your trust in and buy with confidence...

Tracey

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Tracey

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(487)
DeLoris Scherschligt

DeLoris Scherschligt on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm a repeat customer and an never disappointed. Well worth the price, as I have something unique, beautifully made and I get lots of compliments -- THANK YOU!!!

MJMORO

MJMORO on Jul 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this thinking I could wear it as sort of a robe over the French market tunic and bloomers and I think it will make a lovely lounging ensemble for the cooler months.

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About

beautiful one of a kind creations made by me, using vintage, antique and recycled linens, laces and discarded preloved clothing and haberdashery..

Ive always been around art.. design and creativity.. I don't do well with conformity..

I spent a good part of my teens working at different jobs.. deciding what path I wanted my life to take... not really believing Id found the right one yet.. In my early twenties I started as a Shoe Designer for a Shoe Company in New Zealand.. that lasted for some years with travel to Europe and shoe fairs, pattern cutting and design and the offer of training at a top Shoe Design School in Italy.. but again.. conformity was too restrictive... and I was off around the world on a one-way ticket... over half of my twenties was spent traveling and living in foreign countries... including countries we wouldnt dare venture to now .. how the world has changed.. so very scary...

Im so happy for the experiences Ive had, the people Ive met and the bold tapestry of life, woven together with patches of good, bad and misadventure.. !!

Now back at home in New Zealand, Im settled with my husband of 9 years.. Ive built up my SistersRoseandRuby Etsy store, from scratch with my one of a kind creations ... all made by me... from vintage linens, laces, recycled clothing and anything I think is gorgeously shabby and delicious..

I do tend to concentrate on larger sizes because I feel the market really doesn't cater for women with "real" curves... and we want to look gorgeous too.. !! But I do have some sizes for everyone.. no one should miss out.. ! I just insist on clothing the more lusciously endowed amongst us so we can look Vintage Kitty gorgeous.. lol.. !! My whole journey probably started because of the lack of beautiful larger clothing that I wanted to wear myself.. so I guess I wanted to remedy that..

I'm not sure I'm totally comfortable with Etsy's new policies that will allow large "stores" to mass-produce and drop ship from overseas locations.. this sounds like the beginning of the end to me... gone will be the "little guy" .. the real "hand made" sellers.. like us, that make things from scratch... I hope I'm wrong.. but time will tell..

Please know, if you are looking for something hand made, by an artisan's two hands.. you will find this in my Etsy store... Vintage Kitty Clothing garments are all made by me.. no sweatshops here.. I either make the whole garment from scratch, or if its one of my upcycled garments, it starts life as a preloved piece of vintage clothing, then its chopped, scrapped, embellished and totally upcycled into something unrecognizable.. again , totally by my two hands.. I think that is the definition of handmade... something Etsy bosses may have forgotten.. I hope I'm wrong.. !!

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    I guess everything Ive done up until now has lead me to create Vintage Kitty Clothing.. I live, breathe and love creating my clothing pieces.. each piece starts from scratch here in my workroom at home in New Zealand.. no mass production here.. !!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 28, 2012
Hi and Welcome..!
thanks for taking time to look around my site.. My name is Tracey and I live in New Zealand... My labels are Siren Clothing, Vintage Kitty and Sisters Rose & Ruby.. I hope you find something youre looking for , or, if youre not looking for anything in particular, I hope you find something that you just cant live without..!

I love designing and creating my clothing and jewellery .. absolute hours of care and attention go into each piece until Im absolutely happy with it.. I dont offer it if I wouldnt love it own it myself...

enjoy looking and Im happy to answer any queries you may have about any of the items I have for sale..

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Payment
New Zealand buyers , please contact me for bank details

Overseas buyers, I accept PAYPAL only

LAYAWAY..... I usually accept layaway payments on most of my items... please contact me first to confirm this is fine... then when checking out at PAYMENT OPTIONS, please choose 'OTHER' instead of PAYPAL, and I will send you an amended paypal account.
Shipping
I will post your item within 1-2 working days of your payment showing up in my account..

-parcels with contents up to $200 value are automatically insured

-higher value items carry a little more shipping cost as it costs an extra $10 for items to be insured up to $1500... I do not like to send parcels uninsured as I can not afford to be held responsible for parcels missing in the post... with insurance, your item is covered so you will not be left out of pocket in the unfortunate instance that your parcel goes astray in transit... (please note as of today I have only ever had one parcel go missing in over two years)

New Zealand buyers, your parcel should arrive within 3-5 days (sometimes much quicker.!)
Overseas buyers, your parcel should arrive between 5-11 working days depending on your country of destination..

if you think your parcel might have gone astray , please contact me BEFORE placing neutral or negative feedback.. I will try my hardest to sort the problem, and if the parcel is lost, I will make a claim for re-imbursement with the post office.. its very frustrating to receive neutral feedback for a postage delay that is out of my control.. !! (this has just happened to me for the first time ..!) Im very proud of my work and my business ethics so this is somewhat disappointing..

please do read my OTHER feedback to see I am trustworthy..!
thanks so much
kind regards
tracey
Refunds and Exchanges
Please take care to check the sizes and measurements carefully, I dont refund if the item doesnt fit or you just changed your mind.. of course I want everyone to be happy with their purchase so if you reeaaallly dont like it (havent had this happen yet!) I will swap the item for something else to the same value minus shipping costs both ways.. or you can have a credit for something else at my store at a later date providing I receive the goods back in the same new condition they were sent in and are unworn.

If by misfortune your parcel goes astray in the post, it is totally out of my hands tho I will do everything in my power to make a missing parcel claim for you to get it sorted.. (see 'shipping section' above)
please note, this takes time..! the wheels of missing parcel claims turns slowly, but it will be sorted...! Luckily this rarely happens..
Additional policies and FAQs
well, all that stuff out of the way.. !

Dont forget if you dont see anything you simply just have to have at the moment, or I dont have your size, or would like me to create something especially for you .. convo me... I will see what I can do..!