Elizabethan Heart Shaped Attifet, Headdress, Renaissance - Custom Made to Order
Ships to: UK, Canada. Please provide your postal code and I will estimate shipping.
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DESCRIPTION: ITEM PICTURED IS FOR SAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY
EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE through Designs From Time.
This gorgeous heart-shaped attifet headdress inspired by several infamous portraits of Queen Elizabeth I, is a unique, hand drafted pattern. Fashioned from 100% silk and embellished with custom passementerie (trims), freshwater pearls, gold-toned findings, tear-drop pearled spikes and glass beads. Over 36 hours of labor was dedicated to this piece. It is 100% handmade and hand sewn from the base to the covering. Each is a one-of-kind creation, truly fit for a Queen. *Trims are limited to available stock. Those used in the sample may not be available. PLEASE READ MY CANCELLATION POLICIES BELOW.
APPROXIMATE COST BREAKDOWN: Based on sample. Each headdress is one-of-a-kind. Trims and embellishments are subject to availability and the artists interpretation.
12 7-mm flat round freshwater mushroom pearls: 2.04
1/2 to 3/4 yard silk: 7.50 to 9.50
1/2 yard Pellon (base): 7,50
1.5 yards Millinery wire: 3.00
2 Large gold-tone findings $16.00
48 TO 50 3 to 4-mm freshwater pearls: 5.76
1 yard decorative gold trim: 9.00
1/4 yard gold scallop trim: $3.50
1/4 yard of ivory and/or gold ecru trim (subject to availability): 2.00
18 to 20 Brass Square Filigree findings : 8.00
18 to 24 Teardrop Faux Pearl Pins: $5.00
45 to 50 gold toned filigree beads: $6.00
18 to 24 3 to 4-mm round faux pearls: $4.00
18 to 24 3 to 4-mm gold toned beads: $4.00
18 to 24 2 to 3-mm colored glass beads: $3.00
1 yard 1/4" velvet trim: 5.00
1 gold toned dome concho: $1.50
1/2 yard gold braid (back): 3.00
Cost For Materials & Supplies: $95.80 - plus tax 9.6% (WA) = $104.99
36 hours Labor: $180
PLEASE ALLOW 6 to 8 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY - However, ORDERS ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. Please be advised that there may be orders ahead of you and this turn around may be longer. Please contact me to check with my availability; especially if you are hoping for your headdress to arrive by a specific date.
*** Hand-made items will have slight imperfections.
*** No Returns or Exchanges on clothing items, hats, or headdresses.
CANCELLATION POLICIES: 99% of my clients are a dream to work with; however, there is always that ONE client out of 100 that makes you question why you are in the retail business. PLEASE understand that the item you purchased is CUSTOM, and HAND MADE to your exact measurement specifications. You will need to have a tape measure at your disposal, or the ability to have your measurements taken. If you have made a purchase in my store, I am operating under the assumption that you have READ the entire description and made note that you need to contact me about MY availability prior to your purchase. If you have not done so, and you are informed that the item will not arrive before your event due to my current workload, this is not considered grounds for cancellation. Therefore, PLEASE consider your purchase carefully before making a commitment. I do not accept cancellations after a 12 hour period, and reserve the right to refuse future service to anyone who abuses my cancellation policies. This is not selective, nor an effort to be purposefully punitive, but is simply a measure to weed out those rare clients among the 1% that buy on impulse and then cancel; i.e., such as, disputing the charge to PayPal as a fraudulent purchase in order to have their money returned because they found someone to loan them a similar item, or become frustrated and demanding the order be canceled because they are required to supply their dress size and measurements. I am always available to answer any and all questions and I welcome the interaction, but please be considerate that in doing so does take many hours away from current orders in production. When an order is canceled I have usually invested half a days wages, or more, due to the time spent in consultation. Please present any questions regarding taking your measurements - which will be necessary for ALL items in my store, sizing, or shipping and delivery times, BEFORE ordering. Please be aware that should you cancel your order, there is a restocking fee of $10. If supplies have been ordered or purchased, the cost of all supplies will be deducted from your reimbursement. Also, those who use my Lay Away program will lose their 40% deposit. All of these policies are the unfortunate result of abuses by the 1%. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.
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.
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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.