The Coriandre Dress is a sweetly elegant design with a full circle skirt of chiffon layered over satin and a simple empire waistline trimmed in cording and ribbon. The fullness of the skirt makes this one of my favorite dresses for special events. The generously cut neckline hints at being off-shoulder, and is trimmed in cording. Also looks fantastic paired up with a Victorian corset!
Please include your measurements when ordering:
- Your height
- Bust (around widest part)
- Length from nape of neck to waist
- Length from nape of neck to floor
All of my items are made-to-measure. I draw your pattern based on your measurements, then hand-cut the pattern and the fabric, and hand-stitch the pieces together to check fit on the dress form before finishing. My process is similar to that of dressmakers from a bygone era, and the result is an heirloom piece that is truly one of a kind.
Please be patient while I create your item with love and care. This usually takes a few weeks (6-8 is typical) but can be longer during busy seasons. Please let me know if you are ordering for a special date!
Thank you for visiting, I look forward to creating a beautiful work of art just for you.
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Shipping from United States
My turnaround time can vary widely depending on the time of year and item ordered - please feel free to check in for current creation time. Typically I take at least 6-8 weeks to complete an order, longer if I have several to do at once. Quality and attention to detail take time. :)
I use USPS Priority Mail for most shipments, unless other arrangements are made. All clients receive a convo with tracking # for their item when the shipment is on its way!
US and Canada shipments typically take 3-5 business days transit time (I am located in St. Louis, Missouri USA), and international shipments can take as much as 6 weeks in transit depending upon the country being shipped to. If a faster shipping option is needed, I can definitely work with you! I'm very accustomed to shipping all over the world.
Customs/duties fees will be charged to clients ordering from outside of the USA. These fees are based on the value of the item ordered, and are pre-populated by Etsy when I print your shipping label. I cannot lower the value of the item you are purchasing so please check with your local postal services to find out how much your customs/duties costs will be.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Returns & Exchanges: Because all items are made by hand to your measurements, I cannot accept returns. If an item has an issue of some kind, I'll be happy to fix it! Please make sure you carefully read the item's description, and double-check the measurements provided to prevent any disappointment. I care deeply about my client's satisfaction and will work with you if there is a problem.
Canceling An Order: Once your order is placed, I get to work immediately. I create your pattern by hand, and I order your fabric. Please note that unless you contact me within 24 hours to cancel, I cannot cancel an order once it has been placed because of the work that starts being committed to your order almost as soon as I receive it. Don't order unless you are certain you want to proceed.
I care about Fair Trade, and I think you should, too.
We all know that most clothing sold in department stores comes from developing countries, often with labor laws and enforcement capabilities far inferior to those that we in the more privileged parts of the world would accept as humane.
We don’t always consider the materials used to create a product, though.
Some fabrics used to create clothing - even handmade clothing, created with fabric purchased in a first-world country, perhaps even from a major store - are manufactured in countries where workers have few if any rights, where working conditions are sickeningly inhumane, and where children as young as five years old are essentially sold in to manufacturing slavery by their families to pay debts. These atrocities are real. The vast majority of fabrics in the world come from China and India, both considered high-risk countries for such human rights abuses.
In light of the above, I personally interview every fabric supplier to verify that these companies are adhering to ethical standards. Wherever possible, I purchase materials from companies that are Fair Trade certified. I also use the www.wrapcompliance.org website to check on certifications. It is my hope that by taking these extra steps, even when they may be less cost effective, we can all play a role in ending man's inhumanity to man.