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StitchInTimeDesigns - Historical Costumes

Bedford, Texas · 1716 Sales

stitchintimedesigns

StitchInTimeDesigns - Historical Costumes

Bedford, Texas 1716 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(525)

Announcement   **Special Notice: My Shop will be closing soon, and items will no longer be available.**
Welcome to my Etsy Shop, Stitch In Time Designs, where you'll find Historical Costume Fashions and Accessories; including Pioneer, Frontier, Colonial, Victorian, Renaissance Faire, and Civil War Reenactment. Everything in my Shop is NEW and Handmade by me. My costumes are Ladies Sizes Only, appropriate for various occasions, including Reenactment Events and Theater costumes.

I plan to "close-out" my shop very soon, but my PDF Patterns for the long costume skirt and the long sash will still be available in my "Everyday Handmade" Shop. Here's a link:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/weekendeveryday

Many Etsy shoppers have shown interest in my Overlay Skirt (Overskirt) that I was selling a while back in my shop, but is no longer available. If you're interested in sewing this skirt yourself, it comes from a Simplicity brand pattern #5582, and comes in two sizes. Size DD is for sizes 4 to 10, and size P-5 is for sizes 12 to 20. There are patterns for 4 items in this collection, it's a great pattern! It may possibly be a discontinued pattern, but many Etsy shops are selling it. Just do a Quick search!
Here's a link to a "sold" Overlay Skirt so you can see how it's worn in costume:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/85768161

**Thank you so much for your interest in my costume shop. **

Use the "Section" buttons on the left to find "just" what you're looking for.

Each item listed has the "ready to ship by" time frame and shipping charge mentioned. Click on the tab "Shipping & Policies", to the right of the "Item Details" tab in the listing, to locate this information.

Please read my "Shop Policies and FAQ's" page for more information about my costumes, shipping, payments, returns and other helpful information.

Contact me with other questions or concerns using the "Ask a Question" link in the listing. 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

** Please visit my other Etsy Shops **
Everyday Handmade for Crocheted Kitchen Cloths/Scrubbers, Bath Cloths/Puffs, Hair Accessories/Snoods, Crocheted Shawls, Afghans and Baby Gifts too.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/weekendeveryday

Hats4You2 for my handmade Crocheted Hats and Scarves for women & men.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/hats4you2

**Also, Visit my daughter's Etsy Shop Faire Finery for Ren-Faire costumes: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fairefinery

Thanks so much for looking!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017

**Special Notice: My Shop will be closing soon, and items will no longer be available.**
Welcome to my Etsy Shop, Stitch In Time Designs, where you'll find Historical Costume Fashions and Accessories; including Pioneer, Frontier, Colonial, Victorian, Renaissance Faire, and Civil War Reenactment. Everything in my Shop is NEW and Handmade by me. My costumes are Ladies Sizes Only, appropriate for various occasions, including Reenactment Events and Theater costumes.

I plan to "close-out" my shop very soon, but my PDF Patterns for the long costume skirt and the long sash will still be available in my "Everyday Handmade" Shop. Here's a link:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/weekendeveryday

Many Etsy shoppers have shown interest in my Overlay Skirt (Overskirt) that I was selling a while back in my shop, but is no longer available. If you're interested in sewing this skirt yourself, it comes from a Simplicity brand pattern #5582, and comes in two sizes. Size DD is for sizes 4 to 10, and size P-5 is for sizes 12 to 20. There are patterns for 4 items in this collection, it's a great pattern! It may possibly be a discontinued pattern, but many Etsy shops are selling it. Just do a Quick search!
Here's a link to a "sold" Overlay Skirt so you can see how it's worn in costume:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/85768161

**Thank you so much for your interest in my costume shop. **

Use the "Section" buttons on the left to find "just" what you're looking for.

Each item listed has the "ready to ship by" time frame and shipping charge mentioned. Click on the tab "Shipping & Policies", to the right of the "Item Details" tab in the listing, to locate this information.

Please read my "Shop Policies and FAQ's" page for more information about my costumes, shipping, payments, returns and other helpful information.

Contact me with other questions or concerns using the "Ask a Question" link in the listing. 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

** Please visit my other Etsy Shops **
Everyday Handmade for Crocheted Kitchen Cloths/Scrubbers, Bath Cloths/Puffs, Hair Accessories/Snoods, Crocheted Shawls, Afghans and Baby Gifts too.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/weekendeveryday

Hats4You2 for my handmade Crocheted Hats and Scarves for women & men.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/hats4you2

**Also, Visit my daughter's Etsy Shop Faire Finery for Ren-Faire costumes: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fairefinery

Thanks so much for looking!

Carol Huntsman

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About

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.

In my "spare time" I like to sew little girls pillow case dresses. There is a charity called "Little Dresses for Africa", and they send these around the world, wherever they're needed. I sew little dresses and donate to them as I can. Here's a link, if you're interested:
http://www.littledressesforafrica.org

I also have two other Etsy shops where I sell my wares. Please Visit my other Etsy Shops anytime:

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 June 22, 2017
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. However, my Shop will be closing soon, and items will no longer be available.

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

  • 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
Payment
I offer Etsy "Direct Check-out", which offers many payment options. Payment is due when purchased. Please contact me with any questions, I always try to accommodate special requests whenever possible.

**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. Shipping is combined for multiple items purchased at the same time, my listings have a reduced shipping rate built in for extra items.

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.

** I ship only USPS Priority Mail or First Class, no "Overnight" shipping.**
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are accepted Only 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. Item must be received back to me within 10 days of shipment received by you. Shipping charges are NOT refundable. Refund will be given after I have received the 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
Notice: My Shop will be closing soon, and items will no longer be available.

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: This custom made Chemise Blouse is not currently listed.

Pioneer Sash: The Pioneer Sash, that is pictured with some of the skirts, sells by Special Order only. 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, 3 1/2" wide, 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: I'm no longer offering the petticoat.

Overlay Skirt: The Overlay Skirt (Overskirt) that I was selling a while back in my shop is no longer available. If you're interested in sewing this skirt yourself, it comes from a Simplicity brand pattern #5582, and comes in two sizes. Size DD is for sizes 4 to 10, and size P-5 is for sizes 12 to 20. There are patterns for 4 items in this collection, it's a great pattern! It may possibly be a discontinued pattern, but many Etsy shops are selling it.
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: I'm no longer taking Special Orders, since my shop is closing.

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

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Last updated on Oct 5, 2016
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Sizing details

My Drawstring Waist Skirt does NOT come is sizes. 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. However, it great for a x-large waist. 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. Please contact me before making a purchase if you have any questions or concerns about this type of skirt.

Care instructions

I include care instructions with the item when shipped, for all items purchased.