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StitchInTimeDesigns - Historical Costumes

Texas, United States · 1491 Sales

stitchintimedesigns

StitchInTimeDesigns - Historical Costumes

Texas, United States 1491 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Note from shop owner **My shop will be in "Vacation Mode" for the month of July , and items will not be available for purchase.** During this time I may not be able to answer convos, I'll reply when I can. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.... Please check back!

Welcome to my shop, Stitch In Time Designs, where you'll find Historical Costume Fashions and Accessories. Everything in my Shop is NEW and Handmade by me. My costumes are Ladies sizes, appropriate for various occasions, including Pioneer, Frontier, Colonial, Victorian, Renaissance Faire, or Civil War Reenactment Costume Events.
**Note: The Crocheted Snoods that I offer in this shop are also listed in my Everyday Crochet Shop. Here's a link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeekendEveryday?section_id=6097849&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5
The Crocheted Shawls are also there:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeekendEveryday?section_id=6778947&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 27, 2016

**My shop will be in "Vacation Mode" for the month of July , and items will not be available for purchase.** During this time I may not be able to answer convos, I'll reply when I can. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.... Please check back!

Welcome to my shop, Stitch In Time Designs, where you'll find Historical Costume Fashions and Accessories. Everything in my Shop is NEW and Handmade by me. My costumes are Ladies sizes, appropriate for various occasions, including Pioneer, Frontier, Colonial, Victorian, Renaissance Faire, or Civil War Reenactment Costume Events.
**Note: The Crocheted Snoods that I offer in this shop are also listed in my Everyday Crochet Shop. Here's a link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeekendEveryday?section_id=6097849&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5
The Crocheted Shawls are also there:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeekendEveryday?section_id=6778947&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4

Carol Huntsman

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Carol Huntsman

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Handmade Historical Costume Skirts & Accessories

I started selling on the Internet in 2005, as an eBay seller when I retired from the world of corporate accounting. Then opened my first of 3 Etsy shops in 2008. Since everything is handmade at Etsy, it just seemed like the place for me to be!

My passion is to crochet, but I also love creating with fabric. I have been sewing for over 50 years, so you can be assured of a quality item when you purchase. I personally make all of my costume items, one at a time, in my smoke-free home studio. My Etsy Shops are a way to supplement my Social Security income, and keep me very busy.

Please Visit my other Etsy Shops:

WeekendEveryday.etsy.com ~ Everyday Crochet Shop for handmade Crocheted Home Accents for Kitchen & Bath, Great Gift Items, Hair Accessories, things For Baby, and More.

Hats4You2.etsy.com ~ for my handmade Crocheted Hats and Scarves, for women & men.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 15, 2016
Welcome to my shop, Stitch In Time Designs. I make Historical Costume Fashions and Accessories in Ladies sizes. Everything in my shop is handmade by me.

Most of my items are ready to ship within 2 weeks after payment is received, *Except during Holiday Schedule or Vacation Notice*. See my Main Shop Page Announcement for Vacation Notice. If you're requesting an item in a specific color or size, my lead time might be longer. If you need it sooner, please contact me BEFORE purchasing to confirm your time-frame can be met.

Each item listed has the "ready to ship by" time frame and shipping charge mentioned. Click on the tab "Shipping & Policies" to locate this information.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
PayPal is the preferred method of payment. I sell only in the United States. Please contact me with any questions, I try to accommodate special requests whenever possible. Your package will be shipped to the confirmed address that PayPal sends me, so be sure that your shipping address is correct with them.

**Please be aware that when paying through PayPal, if you select the e-Check option, it will delay your shipping. PayPal holds your payment for "clearing" for 3 to 5 business days before sending it to me.**

If you're new to Etsy, here's a link to a tutorial to help you at checkout time! http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Shipping
I ship only in the United States. Most items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail, which has a speed of delivery of 2 to 3 days. Small items weighing a few ounces are shipped USPS First Class Mail. I can send which ever you prefer, contact me before making purchase if you want me to upgrade your shipping. Shipping is combined for multiple items purchased at the same time, my listings have a reduced shipping rate built in for extra items. If the actual shipping charge turns out to be less than you paid, by more than $1.50, I refund the overcharge to you via PayPal.

Each item listed has the "ready to ship by" time frame and shipping charge mentioned. Click on the tab "Shipping & Policies" to locate this information.

For multiple items, I can usually have your item ready to ship within 7 to 10 days from the time payment is received, *Except during Holiday periods*. Please check my main shop page for notices and announcements.

Your package will be shipped to the confirmed address that PayPal sends me, so be sure that your shipping address is correct with them.

** I ship only USPS Priority Mail or First Class, no "Overnight" shipping.**
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are accepted on clean, unworn and unaltered clothing garments. I do not accept returns on the crocheted hair accessories. Approval must be given via email before item is returned. Please contact me with your concerns in advance, within 10 days of shipping. Shipping charges are NOT refundable. Refund given after receipt of garment in new condition.

NOTE - Special Order items are not refundable if they are made to a custom size or specific measurement.
Additional policies and FAQs
Swatches & Samples: Since computer colors don't always do justice to fabric colors, I'm always happy to mail fabric swatches whenever available, so please don't hesitate to ask. I have fabric swatches for most costume items. And, also yarn samples for the snoods, bun covers and shawls. There is no charge for this service.

Costumes in Girls Sizes: I do NOT sew girls size garments. My patterns and mannequin are Ladies sizes. To expand my range of sizes would require adding more pattern sizes, more inventory, and a child size mannequin. Since I am a one person shop, this is not practical for me to do.

Length of Skirts: The length of most of my skirts is approximately 42 inches. For best results, I don't adjust the hem length. I suggest that the buyer shorten the skirt themselves after trying it on and marking it wearing the shoes and slip that will be worn with it. Since these skirts are adjustable to fit sizes S to XL, there are a lot of factors affecting how the skirt will drape; such as height and weight of the person, fullness and type of slip worn, type of shoe & heel.

Drawstring Waist Skirt: If you're not familiar with this type of skirt, please read the listing description closely. This is a common feature in "costume skirts" making them very versatile for most sizes, but can sometimes be a problem for a small person. If you wear a size smaller than a Ladies size 10, this skirt may not be right for you. It measures approximately 143" around the waist, and the drawstring gathers up the excess fabric to fit most sizes, but can feel too bulky for a small waist. The only way I can sell these skirts at such a low price is to make them a "one size fits most" type of item. A custom fitted skirt would obviously sell for much more. Please contact me before making a purchase if you have any questions or concerns about this type of skirt.

Custom Sized Chemise Blouse: The Chemise Blouse is not currently listed, but sells for $48. It's available only by a Special Order listing when a skirt is purchased, with a lead time of 2 to 3 weeks. Handmade, one at a time, in good quality 100% Cotton Muslin Fabric that is preshrunk & permanent press. I make these blouses up as purchased to your measurements, in the sleeve length of your choice, long sleeve, short sleeve or 3/4 sleeve. *Please tell me the sleeve length you're choosing, and send me your measurements, using a tape measure, when purchasing.* The pattern sizes don't necessarily run like the sizes of clothing in stores, so that's why I go by measurements to make these. Blouse is available to fit Ladies Sizes Small up to X-Large only, Not plus-X sizes.
Here's a link to a "sold" blouse so you can see how it's made:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/203216844

Pioneer Sash: The Pioneer Sash, that is pictured with the skirts, sells for $28 each, by Special Order only lead time of 2 to 3 weeks. This is my Original Design, and is handmade in a cotton blend fabric, it has a center front section that's reinforced with interfacing that is approximately 20" x 3", then two 54" long ties attached on each side, making it approximately 128" total length. This is no ordinary sash, the interfacing helps resist rolling at the waist. This sash is designed to wear tied with a bow in the back.
Here's a link to a "sold" Pioneer Sash so you can see how it's made:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/182996112

Petticoat: By Special Order, usually, lead time of 2 to 3 weeks, sells for $75. Petticoat is handmade in a Poly/Cotton blend broadcloth fabric with ruffled embroidered lace around the bottom. This Petticoat has a drawstring waist that will fit a Ladies Size Small to X-Large. This petticoat is NOT a hoop slip.
Here's a link to a "sold" Petticoat so you can see how it's made:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/73752909

Overlay Skirt: The Overlay Skirt (Overskirt) that I was selling a while back in my shop is not currently listed, but is available only by Special Order, lead time of 2 to 3 weeks, sells for $36. Contact me for a possible listing on a few select colors. Here's a link to a "sold" Overlay Skirt so you can see how it's made:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/85768161

Tartan-Plaid Skirt: The Skirt in Homespun Cotton Plaid that I was selling a while back in my shop is no longer offered. The Homespun Cotton Plaid fabric that I use for those skirts frequently had minor flaws. But, the flaws were becoming a major issue, and I felt it compromised the quality of the fabric.

Discounts on Merchandise: I do not discount merchandise, my items are already very reasonably priced. I use high quality fabrics and materials in my costumes, purchased at retail prices, and they are well constructed for long term wear. The time involved is more than you would think. Not only the time sewing, but setting up the outfit on the mannequin, taking photos, editing photos, set up the listing, answering emails, packing up shipments, trips to the post office, shopping for fabrics. You probably get the idea.

Special Orders: Let me know via Etsy Convo if you would like one of my items made in a specific color or fiber, and I'll try to fill your request. I can set up a Reserved Listing especially for you. If you're wanting to place an order for 4 or More items, the lead time will be more than my current lead time for the average purchase. Please allow extra time for processing large orders.

Special Requests for buyer to send fabric for garment: It's always been my policy NOT to sew with someone's fabric. I only sew with fabric I purchase.

How to leave Seller a review after receiving your order: Here's an Etsy "Help" link for that information - https://www.etsy.com/help/article/102?ref=help_home