Renaissance, Tudor, Elizabethan, Doublet, Slops, Costume, Wedding, Groom's Attire (Made To Order)
Ships to: UK, Canada. Please provide your postal code and I will estimate shipping.
Unique custom design has a front and back center yoke, center pane, and side pane intersected with metallic components, pearls, or single loop bows; High slanted stand-up collar embellished by folded jacquard trim tabs. Mix your mediums and color block using brocade and solid silk, or two contrasting brocades. Shoulder wings have hand-made piping and folded jacquard trim tabs. Panes on slops, doublet, tabs and collar are all embellished with hand made piping. SLEEVES PICTURED ARE CUSTOM and not included in this listing. Sleeve available at this price is a "straight fitted sleeve" with up to 8 embroidery patterns per sleeve for a total of 16. Optional: Spiral slashed sleeves as seen in last picture.
*Price listed is for Labor ONLY. Client responsible for all fabrics and special notions supplied by DFT. See cost breakdown below.
**Non-refundable 20% deposit is required to hold a spot on my calendar. - Please check my availability before ordering. My calendar is often filled out a year in advance so there will be a delay even for gowns paid in full.
A duct-tape double will be required to assure proper fit. See more details on my website: www.DesignsFromtime.com
PLEASE READ! I take (and fill) orders for Gowns, and Men's Ensembles on a First Come, First Served basis, no matter if paid in full at the time of purchase and the listing provides a time line for turn-around of 9 to 10 weeks. Before you place an order for this item, please contact me about my availability as there may be orders ahead of yours. You can also visit my website and check my Waiting List Schedule for my next available date. I am often booked six months in advance. To reserve a spot on my schedule all you need do is arrange for your 40% deposit! But, my calendar fills up quickly!
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (PROVIDED BY CLIENT)
2 yards for Doublet
2 yards Doublet Lining
1 yard for piping
1.5 yards Fitted Sleeves
3 yards Slops Lining
2 yards Slops and Panes
ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED NOTIONS SUPPLIED BY DFT (Added to final Statement)
3 yards Fusible cotton (doublet interfacing) ($22)
1 yard Heavy weight interfacing ($16)
1 spool Embroidery Thread ($6)
2 Spools Cotton/poly blend sewing thread ($4)
1 yard Industrial Hook and Eye Tape ($4)
Specialized Supplies: $52
*Embroidery or Trim Embellishment Labor: $150
*Labor & Drafting fees 64 pcs - $919.98
$1,121.34 Labor + Specialized Notions
Contact me for more details.
PLEASE HAVE ALL YOUR FABRICS SHIPPED TO ME AT LEAST A MONTH IN ADVANCE OF YOUR TIME SLOT:
SHIPPING: Shipping listed is an approximate "guess." Actual shipping and handling costs are determined by weight and destination. A separate statement will be added upon completion of product.
ORDERS ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. Please be advised that there may be orders ahead of you. Please contact me to check with my availability.
QUALITY STANDARDS: Each Designs From Time ensemble is created to meet my exacting standards, and I am a perfectionist! You may find reproduction clothing that is cheaper, but you will NOT find ANY historical reproduction clothing available on the market (outside the motion picture and professional theater industry) whose workmanship is comparable. While you may invest a bit more for a Designs From Time original keep in mind that a bargain isn't a bargain if what you're buying is substandard workmanship. My designs are clothing NOT costume. There are many Couture (hand sewn) features in all of my work. It may take more time, but I take great pride in each piece I make. The quality you see pictured is the quality that you receive. I have one of the best reputations for quality and customer service in the industry. And I stand by my work.
** Hand-made items will have slight imperfections.
*** No Returns or Exchanges on clothing items, hats, or headdresses.
See polices and procedures regarding cancellations.
Non-refundable 40% deposit required.
Please contact me to find out when this item will be ready to ship.
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 and accessories are one-of-a-kind couture, and custom drafted to fit your personal measures! Most vendors on Etsy offer pieces in multiples; however, we do not repeat the same gowns over and over. Rather, we will take a style you like and customize it for your personal tastes. All of the samples you see listed in our store can be personalized. You dream it; we'll create it!
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. 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 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. 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 are priced in the listing. The listing you see is for the labor involved to create the SAMPLE pictured. Unless specified in the listing details (please make sure you read them) all listings are priced for LABOR ONLY. Fashion fabrics are provided by the client. We offer a cost breakdown in most of our listings. It is worth noting that our gowns are of the highest quality, worth three times the amount shown, if we were to price them at an hourly wage. We make every effort to work within your budget, but many times we are earning less than $7.50 an HOUR! The average seamstress asks $20 per hour. We are passionate about costuming and want to share our talent with as many clients as possible, but our prices stand as is.
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, but even among those who are viewed as scions in the historical costume community have, unfortunately, been less than honest in their commissions: i.e., accepting a client's money and fabrics, only to ghost on them, or failure to meet your deadline. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. At Designs From Time, we have built our reputation on Customer Service, Excellent Communication, Quality Construction, and INTEGRITY. We invite you to seek references from our past clients! There is absolutely NO EXCUSE for these disreputable vendors. NONE. We WILL NOT take your commission (and money) unless we can GUARANTEE delivery by your needed deadline. We would rather lose a commission than risk your disappointment.
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.