yellowcake

Yellowcake by Valerie Mayen

145 Sales

yellowcake

Yellowcake by Valerie Mayen

145 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(67)

Announcement   Welcome to Yellowcake and thanks for looking!

Due to the volume of orders I am receiving since my time on Project Runway, there is a 2-3 week turnaround for most orders. Its possible it could be shorter or longer- but I will communicate often & deliver the goods! Thank you for your patience and please do convo me if you have questions!

This just in!...after crunching some numbers for tax time, thanks to all of you wondermous YC supporters, patrons and buyers here on Etsy - YELLOWCAKE has been able to DONATE $1500 to homeless shelters, relief aid and other social causes over the last year!!! Woot Woot! I'll keep sewing, you keep loving and we can keep helping-TOGETHER!

We are now live at www.yellowcakeshop.com! Check us out, turn up the volume and enjoy the ride!

...and don't forget to check out our tumblr, facebook, twitter, pintrest, and instagram accounts!

***5% of all profits from all sales go to benefit a different non-profit organization each month. generally organizations geared toward relieving hunger, homelessness and poverty as well as missionaries around the world are common recipients. Let's help the world with Yellowcake!


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ABOUT CUSTOM RETURNS:

PLEASE REFERENCE MY SHOP POLICIES PAGE UNDER THE SUBHEADING OF RETURNS AND EXCHANGES REGARDING CUSTOM RETURNS BEFORE PURCHASING - link:

http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=5504457

A well informed client is a happy client!

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation - I welcome your questions, comments and inquiries! Have a great day and don't forget to spread the Yellowcake love!

<3 Valerie Mayen

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Announcement

Welcome to Yellowcake and thanks for looking!

Due to the volume of orders I am receiving since my time on Project Runway, there is a 2-3 week turnaround for most orders. Its possible it could be shorter or longer- but I will communicate often & deliver the goods! Thank you for your patience and please do convo me if you have questions!

This just in!...after crunching some numbers for tax time, thanks to all of you wondermous YC supporters, patrons and buyers here on Etsy - YELLOWCAKE has been able to DONATE $1500 to homeless shelters, relief aid and other social causes over the last year!!! Woot Woot! I'll keep sewing, you keep loving and we can keep helping-TOGETHER!

We are now live at www.yellowcakeshop.com! Check us out, turn up the volume and enjoy the ride!

...and don't forget to check out our tumblr, facebook, twitter, pintrest, and instagram accounts!

***5% of all profits from all sales go to benefit a different non-profit organization each month. generally organizations geared toward relieving hunger, homelessness and poverty as well as missionaries around the world are common recipients. Let's help the world with Yellowcake!


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ABOUT CUSTOM RETURNS:

PLEASE REFERENCE MY SHOP POLICIES PAGE UNDER THE SUBHEADING OF RETURNS AND EXCHANGES REGARDING CUSTOM RETURNS BEFORE PURCHASING - link:

http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=5504457

A well informed client is a happy client!

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation - I welcome your questions, comments and inquiries! Have a great day and don't forget to spread the Yellowcake love!

<3 Valerie Mayen

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(67)
caitlinerader

caitlinerader on Feb 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So glad I made this purchase. This (two-piece) outfit is a showstopper. I wore it for my husband's graduation and got too many compliments/kind words to count.

jcnehez

jcnehez on Feb 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I wear it almost everyday! Very comfortable

bougey

bougey on Jun 11, 2015

1 out of 5 stars

Ordered this dress for my daughters graduation...Before purchasing, I contacted Valerie to find out the turnaround time and was told two weeks. After two weeks past, I was told three weeks. She ultimately sent the package before I needed it, but not without an argument.Once we received the dress, we quickly realized that the lace was completely different than what is displayed on the pic. We also noticed that the dress in the photo was a mock neck and the dress we received is boat neck. Once brought to Valerie's attention she said, "that she said the dress was lace, she didn't specify that it was the same lace"... She went on to tell me that the dress is only a rendition of the original, but not the exact same. Everything that she said to me after the fact was not stipulated in the description of the dress before purchase.

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 30, 2013
Thank you for browsing Yellowcake and my shop policies. These are mainly in place to protect both buyer and seller. Should you have any concerns or questions regarding shop policies-please feel free to convo me-i'm very open and welcome any and all questions. My ultimate goal is to make you happy and stylish-so if there is any way i can achieve that as smoothly as possible-let's make it happen!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
For any and all cancellations or returns, buyer must cover cost of shipping and mailing insurance to cover the total value of the item.


I accept paypal, money orders and now, RME

All payments must be received within 3 days if paying via paypal or RME and within 10 days if paying via money order, otherwise the transaction will be considered void and canceled. If you feel you need more time with payments or would like the option of paying via a payment plan for custom orders, convo me prior to purchasing and lets see if we can work something out!
Shipping
insurance is purchased on ALL items. Yellowcake will gladly cover cost of shipping if order exceeds $400 on domestic shipping or if there is more than a 4 week delay on non-custom orders. Yellowcake will also happily cover the cost to upgrade shipping to compensate for any unforseen delays in shipments and to accomodate the buyer.

Due to the volume of orders I am receiving since Project Runway's season opener, there is a 4-5 week turnaround. Thank you for your patience and please do convo me if you have questions!

I am happy to ship both in the USA and internationally. All shipping rates are posted in each listing. My rates include USPS First Class Mail, mailing insurance and proper packaging to ensure that your purchase arrives undamaged. I ship all orders as quickly as possible, usually a day or two after payment clears on ready made orders and within a few weeks with customs-depending on the item listing details.

Domestic orders (inside the USA): Most domestic orders shipped via First Class mail will arrive within 5-10 working days. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns so that we may investigate any delays.

International Buyers: Please be aware that you are responsible for any customs fees imposed by your country. All customs forms are marked as "Other" and contents are specified with the actual retail value displayed. Shipping internationally may cause your parcel to attract duties, custom's fees or other taxes and are the responsibility of the buyer.

Most packages shipped outside of the US will arrive in 6-10 business days. However, if a package is held up in customs, it may take up to 8 weeks to be delivered. If the delivery of your package is delayed beyond the 6-10 business days, please call your local Post Office and local Customs office to inquire about the status of your non-delivered package. If for some reason you are not able to retrieve your package in a timely manner or are unavailable for receiving your package overseas, after 3 attempts the post office will return to sender (USPS regulations-not mine), in which case you as the buyer must provide the proper shipping costs to have the garment returned as refunds will not be allowed for items delivered but not retrieved by the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges or store credit are available up to 5 days after receipt of purchase. Refunds are not permitted. Buyer is responsible for $15 size change fee when exchanging an item for a different size or a 25% restocking fee when requesting to exchange an item or size currently out of stock. Return shipping costs, mailing insurance, and proper return packaging is also responsibility of the buyer.

Exchanges are not available on sale items or special discounted pieces. We run a small operation and items are cut to order. Adjusted price listings per request of the client are final sale.

*Losses: You, as my customer, are not responsible for any losses. All my domestic packages are shipped with USPS mailing insurance for the value of the item as purchased. In the event that you do not receive your item, please contact us as soon as possible. All items are can be tracked with insurance and priority mailing. Replacement items will require Signature Confirmation, which means you will need to be present to accept the package, or go to the Post Office to pick up your package. Refunds will be issued for the entire amount if the item cannot be reconciled or remade(purchase price + shipping) via insurance claims filed with USPS.

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ABOUT CUSTOM ORDERS/ EXCHANGES:

Our main goal is to have a satisfied client above all else-Yellowcake is not beyond negotiating within reason. Re-selling a returned custom garment is not an option for our size store. Yellowcake always recommends professional measurements to be taken for all custom garments or for muslin mocks to be made before hand for fit check if desired. If client measurements provided are miscalculated or incorrect for fit-but the garment measures measurements as provided by the client, Yellowcake regretfully cannot be responsible or allow refunds or exchanges.

It's my goal that every custom piece of clothing received by my customers matches and/or exceeds their expectations.

A great deal of time and effort goes into the design and creation of each item. At the same time, you are anticipating exceptional value for the investment you are making in buying handmade.

Let's work together to make sure we achieve the results we both desire. For this reason, we respectfully ask certain things from all Yellowcake clients:

1.) Please read the description of each item carefully. If you are unsure or don't quite understand the terminology (e.g. wool crepe, roma ponte, etc.) or want to know more about the item (fabric weight, color, design elements, wearability, etc.) please ask any and all questions before purchasing. Being informed about the nature of your item, fabric weight and design elements of your garment is recommended in this process. We want you to be nothing less than thrilled with your purchase!

2.) Please have your measurements taken by a professional when at all possible. If you choose to provide your own measurements we are unable to confirm that they are correct by professional standards. Use your best judgment when submitting measurements to us if necessary. Unless the error is on our end, we do not allow returns or refunds. However, we are not beyond negotiating reparations in extreme circumstances. Send us an email and we'll take it from there.

3.) If needed and possible, sending a full body photo and side profile photo is very helpful in getting a better idea of your body type and shape. It is very beneficial to the design process in visualizing the body to find a perfect mannequinn match to fit your garment during the construction process. This is especially helpful if you have special body type needs(i.e., fuller bust, broad shoulders, tall, petite frame, accented curves and shape,etc.). We greatly appreciate photos, taken wearing either a unitard, swimsuit of close fitting excercise clothes, so that we can better assess the silhouette. You can send photos with cropped faces and rest assured that any photos sent will be deleted once the project is completed. All confidentiality will be excercised with each client and materials sent therein.

4.) We can often accommodate design requests (a different color lining, buttons, changed hemline, etc.) but do not accept returns or refunds on these items as they are considered custom.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation - We welcome your questions, comments and inquiries! Have a great day and don't forget to spread the Yellowcake love!

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Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that on custom orders, not all exact fabrics in listing may be available, as rare and luxurious, sometimes vintage fibers are used. Please convo me before buying to confirm fabric availability.

Please also note that any and all garment samples purchased may have minor discrepencies as they are the original prototytpe for each custom item listed and being handmade, are more prone to minute notation. Though i pride myself in my impeccable construction and attention to detail, i have to make allowances for the first runs of each garment. i do however compensate the buyer by pricing the samples at a lower price than future garments of the same style. Please do convo me for any questions regarding samples or the like.

Time frames for custom orders may vary depending on seasonal traffic, fabric availability, garment difficulty and customer communication. Please convo me for custom item turn around times and details before buying.