Women's Enola Holmes, Victorian, 1897 Steampunk, Double-Breasted Vest - MADE TO ORDER
Made to Order: Fabric pictured may not be available
DESCRIPTION: ITEM SHOWN IS FOR SAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY - NOT FOR RETAIL.
Authentic styled, Victorian 1897 tailored women's wool double-breasted vest, with rounded or pointed front. Custom made. Custom covered buttons. Only available through Designs From Time! Fabric shown in picture is for sample purposes only. Cannot replicate the fabric. Please tell me what colors you're hoping for and I will find options. Some limitations apply. Listing includes: labor and supplies for a custom drafted pattern to fit your measurements wearing your corset. (Custom drafted pattern remains in my files. Will not be shipped with your purchase). Bodice is flat-lined - not double lined. This is an accurate historical technique, but seams are overlocked with a Serger.
COST BREAK DOWN:
2 Yards of Wool Suiting - Limitations in fabrics apply (Limited to $80.00)
2 yards of Lining: ($14..00)
2 yards of Fusible Cotton stabilizer ($18.00)
8 Covered Buttons - ($12.00)
Labor 14 pcs = 140,00
Drafting Fees: $70.00
NEW REQUIREMENTS: I am consistently booked out 12 to 15+ at months at a time. Please contact me to check my availability before ordering. To be added to my schedule, I now require a 30% non-refundable deposit to hold a reservation. Client MUST choose their fabrics THREE months prior to their reservation date to allow for the purchase of swatches and to order fabric. If fabric is not included in your purchase, client will be responsible for their purchase and must be shipped to me and received no LESS than TWO months in advance of your reservation. Upper body cast is required wearing the appropriate corset. Tutorial will be provided. Cast must be received TWO months prior to your reservation. DO NOT use Duct tape. If you do, you will be required to create another one at your expense. if client has not complied with these requirements as specified, your reservation can be cancelled, and you will lose your deposit. Rescheduling is no longer guaranteed, due to abuses of my time and clients ghosting on their reservation. If a client has paid in full, rather than placed a deposit, and they do not follow the above guidelines or fail to respond to my messages in a timely fashion, their order will be placed on a permanent hold until requirements have been met. No refunds will be issued. Store credit only. To be rescheduled, client will be required to pay an additional 30% non-refundable deposit to compensate for my loss. Any client that ghosts on their reservation and is subsequently cancelled, future reservations with Designs From Time will not be accepted..
MUST have a proper, historically accurate Victorian corset - not a Lingerie grade or fashion corset purchased on Ebay or at Victoria Secret, etc. Authentic styled Victorian corset is available for special order for an additional $310.00.
Available in sizes: Sizes are subjective. I work off of measurements. The pattern is an authentic reproduction of a Victorian era pattern and runs small.
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2 (X-Small). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
4 (X-Small/Small) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
6 (Small). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
8 (Medium). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
10 (Medium). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
12 (Large). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
14 (Large-X-Large). . . . . . . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
16 (X-Large/1X) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
18 (1X/2X). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48/50
FABRIC OPTION: Listing is for a %100 wool fabric suiting - Some limitations apply. If you wish to use Cashmere Wool - add $65. If you wish to use Silk brocade - add $45. . Tell me what colors you're looking for and I will provide available options of brocade.
Must take all your Measurements: Wearing Corset:
- Center front to side (under arm)
- Center Front from rib cage to side
- Center Front from waist to side
- Hollow of throat to waist
- Hollow of throat to 2" below navel.
- Left side to Right side Front across your belly
Additional measurements - Without corset - but wearing a bra with proper support. Breasts CANNOT be drooping in order to get a proper measurement. Improper measurements will result in an improperly fitted vest, and no refunds, exchanges, or returns will be accepted.
- Center front to nipple.
- Nipple to Nipple.
** Hand-made items will have slight imperfections.
*** No Returns or Exchanges on clothing items, hats, or headdresses.
~ COMMUNICATION: Buyer agrees and acknowledges by the remittance of their 20% Non-Refundable Deposit, or payment in full at the time of purchase, that ALL communication with DFT, hereafter known as Seller, must remain through Etsy in order to abide by Etsy’s policies for Sellers. Buyer further agrees that once their order has been placed with DFT, a.k.a. Seller, Buyer will maintain REGULAR contact with DFT, i.e., including but not limited to, checking their Etsy messages on a regular basis throughout the duration their commission is listed on DFT’s schedule until such time as their commission has been completed, the balance paid, and the item(s) shipped.
~ UPPER BODY CASTS/MOCK-UPS: Buyer agrees and acknowledges by the remittance of their 20% Non-refundable deposit, or their Payment in full at the time of purchase, that they are responsible for creating an upper body cast from cellophane wrap and “Painter’s Tape” (NOT DUCT TAPE), which shall meet ALL the specifications in the instructional video and the PDF handout. Buyer agrees and understands that if their cast is NOT made correctly the fit of their garment CANNOT be guaranteed, and DFT will not be held liable. Furthermore, in the event that a muslin mock-up of the garment is necessary, the Buyer MUST have someone who is knowledgeable in fitting a toile (mock-up). If the mock-up is not correctly fitted, again, DFT, a.k.a. Seller, CANNOT guarantee a correct fit of the finished garment, and shall not be held liable by the Seller.
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
ALL of our GOWNS are one-of-a-kind couture, and custom drafted to fit your personal measurements! Most vendors on Etsy offer multiples, i.e., cranking out the same gown over, and over; however, we do not repeat the same gown. Rather, we will take a style you like and customize it for your personal tastes using our superior craftsmanship and knowledge for historical clothing and construction. All of the samples you see listed in our store can be personalized. Additionally, all of our accessories (hats, smocks, corsets/stays) are customized to fit your measures as well. While you may find CHEAPER versions of gowns offered by other vendors, one glance at OUR work will reflect the disparity between a so-called bargain and true quality.
With a 20% non-refundable deposit, you can reserve a slot on our calendar. The remaining balance can be parceled out into six (6) automated monthly payments via PayPal on any item valued at $800 or more. We've lowered our deposit from 40% to 20% to make it more affordable for our clients. Details are included in a contract for your protection.
We are blessed to stay busy! Our calendar is filled at least 8 to 10 months - or more - in advance. It's best to give us NO LESS than 6 months advance notice, but optimally longer! - especially for bridal gowns and highly detailed ensembles. Depending on the intricacy of your gown commission it can take up to 12 to 14 weeks just for construction. Because most of our pieces are highly detailed with custom embroidered fabrics and beading, we need every second! We squeeze accessories and corsets into our gown commission schedule and usually need no less than 3 months advance for those smaller items. It is best to inquire before ordering. We will make every effort possible to assist in your deadline.
We will ship outside the USA - However, because our clothing is customized there will be added shipping expenses. We work off a "body cast" created from Painters Tape and Cellophane wrap which must be created in your era appropriate corset (for women). This cast is shipped to us at the customer's expense. Any customs fees or taxes are the responsibility of the client, as well as any insurance.
All of our gowns priced in the listing reflect a specific "style detail" and "level of embellishment." We don't crank out the same gowns over and over and scrimp on quality craftsmanship. Unless specified in the listing details, all the gowns are priced for LABOR ONLY. Fashion fabrics for gowns are provided by the client. We charge by the pattern piece (every piece we physically sew together) rather than hourly, so the MORE details in the gown, the higher the price. If you're on a tight budget, you can order a basic gown without all the extras for about $800 for labor. Rather than compromise on quality of craftsmanship, choose a simplified gown from US rather than go bargain shopping and be disappointed in the quality.
YES! YES! YES! We are well versed in the construction and fitting for other eras, namely 18th Century! Our niche has been 16th Century, but we ABSOLUTELY can create men's and women's ensembles for other eras, to include 1940s Vintage. In fact, we appreciate the divergence as we stay so booked in the 16th Century we don't' have the opportunity to "play" with samples.
We have carved out a niche for highly detailed, custom fit/drafted bridal gowns (historical themed). Because this gown is the highlight of your wedding and there are too many HORROR STORIES we hear from our clients who have used other, less reputable (but cheaper) vendors here on Etsy, we offer live, personal fittings anywhere in the United States or Canada. If you wish to avail yourself of this service, we will attach the cost of our flight and hotel to come to YOU! No more guess work. No more disappointments or risk of ordering your gown on line. We will shop for the best flight prices - flying coach - to help keep your costs at a minimum.
It sickens us, every time we hear the horror stories from clients who initially think they cannot afford one our gowns so they go to another vendor, for what sounds like a bargain, but the gown falls apart because the quality of craftsmanship is so poor. They inevitably come back to us but have now wasted $400 on a so-called "bargain." At DFT, we have built a reputation on SUPERIOR craftsmanship and Customer Service. There is no reason to go bargain hunting elsewhere! Don't let the prices in our store scare you. We can offer a basic gown for around $800. So, pay a little more initially and let US offer you a basic gown made with superior craftsmanship that will last many years. A bargain isn't' a bargain if the craftsmanship is poor!
The majority of our listing prices are for Labor Fees ONLY and requires the client to purchase their fashion fabrics and ship it to us at their expense. We DO all the legwork for you during the consult process - sourcing quality fabrics and trims. Unless the listing specifically states "Retail" or "Fabrics Included" the client should be prepared to add the cost of fabrics to their budget.
Embroidery Labor is separate from Construction Labor. We charge the industry standard for embroidery, which is $1.00 per 1000 stitches. Embroidery patterns vary in their intricacy, color changes, and stitch counts. Patterns that are dense, or have multiple colors, will have higher stitch counts.
Construction Labor is our fee to actually construct your garment. Many times the embroidery labor far exceeds the actual construction time.