vintage novelty print fabric -- Chinoiserie, Oriental, China, Confucius print -- woven taffeta -- 45" x 4.25 yards, yardage

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okay, so ***what a print*** we have here on this vintage nylon taffeta fabric! "Orientalist" subjects like bamboo, temple or palace buildings, and figures recalling tales of Confucius; but done in a more arty, abstract style (less cartoon/caricature), using a super-Mod color palette of olive green, tomato red, and royal blue on a cream/ivory ground. Total show-stopper of a print!

Condition is excellent: no stains, fade, or smell. Fabric is semi-sheer (lines seen in some images are floorboards showing through the fabric), smooth, and makes an excellent "swish" when moved/touched. Date is an estimate based on style, colors, and quality of fabric.

Great for many sewing and craft projects: coat lining? (shower) curtain? unique burlesque crinoline?

Measures: 46" wide x 4 yards + 12" long (156 continuous inches)
weight: 11.3 oz.

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Interested in more novelty-print vintage fabrics? I'm listing up a bunch from my decades of collecting; you can preview more here: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/woven-fabrics-novelty-prints.html

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
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Listed shipping charges reflect the best, lowest-priced option given the weight of the garment + (minimal) packaging:
• USA under 4 pounds = 1st class or parcel select = normally 3 to 9 business days delivery time
• INTERNATIONAL under 4 pounds = 1st class international package = normally 8 to 20 business days delivery time (varies based on customs delays)
• ALL ORDERS over 4 pounds = Priority Mail = 2 or 3 business days USA, 6 to 10 business days International

Want it faster? You can choose shipping-speed upgrades (to Priority or Express Mail) during the Etsy checkout process.

All packages are insured for the full order value, so we can both rest easy & be covered.

You can find the tracking # for your package on your Etsy "Purchases" page (+ your Paypal transaction record, if you paid this way).

*** International customers ***
please note that your purchase payment DOES NOT cover any customs fees, VAT, or other import duties that may be assessed by your national authorities. You are responsible for these fees & I cannot mark your package as a "gift" or change the declared value on the customs form. Here's a link to a Duty Calculator that can help you estimate the import fees for your location:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/


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• Paypal or Direct Checkout (Etsy gift cards) preferred = both allow you to use your credit card to pay
• personal check, postal money order, & cash are also options = contact me in a message/convo & we'll arrange this before you purchase.

Lay-away & payment plans: yes & yes!
Let's negotiate terms ***before your purchase*** My usual offer is for 30% to 50% down, total balance due within 4 weeks, but I'm flexible, so hit me up with your plan.

Orders shipped to Washington State addresses are automatically charged applicable sales tax for the state + your (ship-to) zip code.


Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
Because all of my garments are hand-made & one-of-a-kind, this shop has a ***NO REFUNDS*** policy (see final paragraph below for damage in transit). If you're at all unsure about a garment that you like, why not send me a message/convo. before purchasing? I'm happy to give advice about fit, style, & feel/fabrics; we can even skype or email pics back & forth to discuss fit questions, measurements, or possible alterations.

Because I also sincerely want you to love (& love wearing) your HissyFit clothes, ***I do accept RETURNS in EXCHANGE for store credit*** which can be applied towards another ready-made garment or even used for a custom-made garment from my website.

Exchange Rules = within 14 days of delivery, send me an Etsy convo or email hissyfitoly@yahoo.com to request a return; then ship the item back to me, in the same condition as it was sent to you (I suggest tracking + insurance on return shipments, just to cover your risk/loss in transit). I will notify you when the return arrives here. Exchange credit does not include shipping costs (to you + from you), but it also isn't dinged for any "restocking fee" or other nonsense (meaning, you get more credit, less run-around).

If your order arrives damaged, please contact me right away (+ photograph & keep any damaged garments & packaging), so I can start the claim-filing process with the insurer & work to make it right = refund, replacement garment, entirely new garment. If your order fails to arrive within 18 business days (USA) or 36 business days (International), please let me know I & will work to track down your package &/or file an insurance claim to reimburse this loss.

Additional policies

HissyFit clothes are all handmade (by me) to fit and last. Because I use all kinds of vintage materials, each item I make is one-of-a-kind & will never be made exactly the same again--kind of like you, right?.

If you're interested in a custom, made-to-your-measurements garment, check out my custom-order website: www.hissyfitoly.com

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MEASUREMENTS & SIZING:
Okay, back by popular demand, I've included "sizing" numbers in shop sections & descriptions *but* I still think that: (a) modern clothing "sizing" is totally bogus and unreliable, (b) different body types don't actually "fit" pre-set sizes which are based on some ideal, "proportional" dummy, & (c) since you can't try stuff on (on-line) the only way to tell if clothes will FIT---and actually fit you *well*, not just fit *on* you---is to use real measurements.

Seriously, I make clothes for my living, full-time, and I've seen a 10"+ difference in basic, body measurements from customers who "wear the same size" in off-the-rack clothing. This is NOT our fault, it's just the stupidity of modern women's clothing sizing. Don't let a number define you! Your body is unique & beautiful, so let's make some clothes that fit your body, not "everybody".

I strongly suggest comparing the measurements provided in item descriptions to those of similar clothes you own & like (this is the easiest way to judge fit); or compare these to your body measurements, adding ease-of-wear (2 to 5 inches through bust, waist, & hips, depending on how tight/loose you like your clothes to fit).

For details about how take your measurements (step by step, with pictures), check out: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/how-to-measure.html

If you're at all concerned about if an item will fit, I'm here to help--I've been custom fitting "hard to fit" bodies (including my own) for years. Just send me a convo. (click the "contact the seller" or "contact hissyfitoly" links). I want my clothes and, more importantly, YOU to look fabulous, so I'll try my best to give you honest feedback and descriptions.

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Handmade FYI:
Prices reflect the cost of my (skilled) labor and materials. I gave myself a "raise" this year (from $12 to a whopping $15 an hour!), and I know everyone loves a deal, but I'm not willing to sell my (skilled) labor for less than this amount. Please respect this (and me) when/if you request a deal or price reduction.

Readymade dresses (what you see in my shop) take 3 to 10+ hours to make (plus the initial design and pattern-drafting time); skirts take 1 to 4 hours. Custom garments usually take a minimum of 6 hours to alter designs, (re)draft patterns, cut, sew, and finish.

My material costs are lower because I use vintage yardage and remnants (which cost less + are of better quality than many modern fabrics). But, using vintage materials also means that my design and production time is greater, since I'm often working with limited fabric (so, I need to be more "creative" and careful with piecing, layout, and cutting versus if I had whole bolts of new fabric). Oh, and I spend hours hunting for beautiful, larger pieces of vintage yardage (I think this counts as my "hobby"?).

Basically, I'm saying that one-of-a-kind clothing takes more time & costs a bit more, but is totally worth it, when you end up with a one-of-a-kind garment made just for you.

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Because y'all have asked:
- Shoes worn in my photo shoots are made by Fluevog, Earth, or Blowfish.
- Socks come from either: http://www.thesockman.com/
(bright, solid color Sock Man brand thigh high/over-the-knee socks work super as plus-size knee high socks) or http://www.sockdreams.com/
(the *best* source for striped & polka dot socks + fishnets, with a separate plus-size section where they give actual stretch measurements for calves so you know they'll fit!)