carolyn on Nov 19, 20175 out of 5 stars
Simply a magnificent seamstress so beautifully done. Wow wow wow
Everinvain on Jan 9, 20155 out of 5 stars
Esther has out done herself, her workmanship is intensely fabulous. Most gorgeous dress yet!
Amanda on Oct 3, 20145 out of 5 stars
Esther is always very helpful and her pleating is top notch amazing!
Theresa on Aug 19, 20145 out of 5 stars
Perfect! Just what I was looking for.
Larissa on Jul 19, 20145 out of 5 stars
Awesome Customer Service and fast shipping!
Erin and Nancy on Jul 12, 20145 out of 5 stars
Everything was PERFECT!!! Thank you~
Faviola on Jul 2, 20145 out of 5 stars
Esther made the most beautiful dress for my daughter's baptism. Her work is excellent. She was very helpful answering all my questions. I'm definitely coming back for more. Thank you very much!!!
Faviola on Jul 2, 20145 out of 5 stars
These shoes are gorgeous! Perfect match for the dress. Thank you very much for everything!
The Tale Behind Tiger Swallow Tales
You may already know that the beautiful Tiger Swallow Tail is Virginia's state butterfly, or insect, if you prefer to look at it that way. But butterflies are also known to represent hope, kindness, love, happiness, freedom, and beautiful color, to say the very least! They celebrate a fresh new life; the newborn in creatures great and small!
So when I retired from a 35-year office career, I felt I had so much more to offer. I could not consider this time an end, but a beginning to many more beautiful years ahead. I was blessed with a beautiful grand-daughter that year and my exceedingly smart daughter reminded me how much she hoped I would smock for her little girl, just as I did for her. She said, "Mom, you really should open a shop and make these for other people too." And so, on a beautiful summer day, while enjoying the butterflies in my Virginia back yard, I felt the urge to capture some photos of the butterfly you see in my shop logo. That amazing butterfly followed me around all afternoon, as though it had a very important and compelling story to tell. And in an instant, I was inspired to name my shop "Tiger Swallow Tales"!
"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Andersen
Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. ~Author Unknown
Esther Conrad Grant
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Always Happy To Take Your Custom Order And Complete It From Start To Finish With My Own Two Hands!
Owner and creator behind custom orders for special occasions, outings and play! Love to custom sew, hand-smock, and embroider on the finest of fabrics and proudly stand behind my work.
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Returns and exchanges
Pricing of each item is based on selection of fabric, notions and complexity of style. Please contact me for a quote.
Tiger Swallow Tales reserves the right to refuse custom orders and will refund any pre-paid amount if, upon further inspection, the completion of the project is deemed unfeasible. Tiger Swallow Tales also reserves the right to refuse a custom order and will return any fabric(s), pattern(s) and other supplies provided by the customer, if, upon further inspection, the received goods are insufficient, incomplete, or damaged.
Payment is due upon listing agreement. Due to the custom nature of all items, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Please read Refund Policy section below.
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Private information will not be stored and never provided, shared, or sold to a third party. It is used solely to complete any existing order(s) and/or transaction(s) between the buyer and Tiger Swallow Tales Boutique.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Tiger Swallow Tales Boutique will complete all orders within the agreed-upon time frame. It makes no warranties and is not responsible for the performance of materials or supplies used, or any loss or damage after every reasonable and appropriate steps have been taken to complete the order and transaction.