Lace fabric samples for color confirmation. Order swatches before your dress to choose the lace pattern and style.

$5.00+
Free shipping
$5.00+
Made to order
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
Returns and exchanges accepted
See this seller's return policy

Features
Handmade
Made in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Item details

Order these lace swatches to choose your lace fabric in person.


- F A B R I C S W A T C H E S -


THE FABRIC:

We offer a variety of different lace fabrics to suit different tastes and designs, from dainty floral patterns, to heavier embroidered lace, to more modern netting styles.

If you are planning to order a piece made in lace fabric, we strongly recommend ordering these swatches first to see the pattern, weight and scale in person before ordering your piece.

If you would like to see larger, closeup images of the samples first, or the fabrics used on full pieces, just ask - we would be happy to send them on, if we have them!

If your design features a scalloped lace edge, and you would like the opportunity to see this first, we recommend ordering an 'edge' piece. If your design has only hemmed/finished edges, you do not need to order an 'edge' piece as we would not need to use this part of the fabric in your design.

Note: The 'Flora' lace comes on a narrower fabric bolt, so it is not suitable for a single, seamless length/width on a full length gown. It can still be used on full-length gowns with seams (waist seams, skirt seams, etc, which would be the norm.)

-------------------

TIMEFRAME:

Our samples will generally ship within 1 business day.
If it is a rare style, and/or out of stock, we will notify you and give you the option to choose another, wait for your swatch, or cancel the order.


-------------------


WHAT YOU GET:

Our lace swatches are typically larger than our other swatches, to show you more of the pattern. They are approximately 8" x 5".

Simply select the style(s) you would like in the dropdown menu and 'add to cart'. If you are ordering multiple swatches, you can go back and add several different patterns and checkout at once for all you have selected.

Our lace swatches are un-dyed so they will come in white or ivory usually. We can dye them to any color of your choosing for the dress/piece you are having made, but we cannot dye swatches individually.

-> If you absolutely need to see the lace in the final dyed color before proceeding, the minimum lace quantity for a dye lot is two yards, and will be priced accordingly.

-------------------


SHIPPING:

Our standard postage option is an envelope with stamp. This is the most cost-effective way to get swatches to our clients. It generally takes approximately 1-3 days to reach our US-based clients, approximately one week to Europe, and up to two weeks to Asia or Australia.

If you would like expedited shipping or tracking, please upgrade at checkout to Priority Mail.


-------------------

Thank you!


FAQs

For sized pieces, please consult the size chart in the listing for that particular piece. Our size charts are specific to each garment. If between sizes, please choose the size that fits the largest of your measurements.
 For Custom-Made, we need to get accurate measurements from you. Please follow our specific instructions and send us photos of each measurement as you take them, if you're unsure about their accuracy, as we will be happy to advise. We also have videos and stills available to help (just provide an email address for us to send them to), and we can also answer any clarification questions you may have.

We place emphasis on getting the correct fit for your body, and we think that 'normal' numbered dress sizes get in the way of that. You might need different sizes for different garments depending on how they sit and fit on your body, so we ask you to just refer to our chart for the item you're purchasing in comparison to your body, and then you won't be disappointed! There is also no such thing as 'standard sizing' since each brand and store has their own size charts (with confusing vanity or exclusionary sizing), so we can't tell you what size of ours will fit you based on what size you wear in another store, but a few quick simple measurements will ensure you get the perfect size from us.

Our sized pieces are made according to standard pattern blocs we have already made. They are in standard size intervals and the design/dimensions can’t be changed. Sized pieces are more affordable and much quicker to make (approximately 3-4 weeks). Custom-made pieces are made from scratch to your exact specifications and measurements, and every detail is customisable (though extra fees may apply for changing fabrics or adding features). They are priced higher than the sized pieces and take longer to make, because of the highly unique nature of each custom piece.

Step 1: Contact us with your style choice and a good email address, and we will forward on the relevant measurement instruction videos to you. Step 2: Wear the undergarments that you will be wearing under your dress or piece to get as close as possible to the state you will be in when wearing it. Step 3: Measuring tape at the ready! You will need a dressmakers tape, or at the very least, a piece of string or ribbon that you can take measurements from and mark. It should be soft and flexible to wrap correctly around your body. Step 4: Take the measurements from our list of instructions. Anything that you are unsure of, please ask us about, or send a photo of how you're taking the measurement so we can confirm it's correct or advise!

If you need to exchange for a different size, we can certainly do that for you, free of charge, though it will be another 3-4 weeks production time on the new size, so please ensure you have ample time before your event. You will just need to pay the return and new shipping fees. If you decide to return it, we can accept return of sized items (in their original condition) for refund, minus a 15% restocking fee. Please contact us within 14 days of receiving your item, and return the item to us within 30 days of receipt. You will be responsible for return shipping fees. If you decide to return a sized item for a custom item, the value of your return can count towards the value of the custom made piece, minus shipping fees.

There are no returns on custom made items. We want to ensure the measurements you submit are accurate and we will do everything in our power to help you get them right and advise you every step of the way. 
If you still submit inaccurate measurements, or your measurements change in the interim, we can advise you on alterations or a remake, but we cannot accept return or give refunds. If you need to have it remade to new measurements, the full price will apply. 
If we have made a significant error (off by 1" or more) in making the piece to your submitted measurements, we will of course fix it. Please allow ample time before your event; we cannot refund you if there is no time for alterations or you if just no longer want it.

We accept custom commissions if they are within our oeuvre of work and we believe that we can do it well. If the client has a clear vision and their budget/timeline is not too limiting, we will have greater confidence in a custom piece. We reserve the right to decline work on custom pieces that we feel may not work out - such as if the client appears not to have a clear idea of what she wants, or we are having difficulties communicating these ideas, or if a budget/timeline is too restrictive for us to do it well. We do not want any clients to be disappointed, so we need to be upfront in conveying realistic expectations. Quality pieces require significant input of time and resources. We hope you can understand. :)

No. We strongly advise bridal parties or groups to place one single bundled order to get things moving and because we need to work on them all together for uniformity. 
If you need to stagger the orders for your party, and have everyone ordering separately, then we cannot give the same discounts for these, as we would not be working on them together, and it's more time and work for us to deal with each individual. We also cannot guarantee total uniformity in such cases because of different fabric batches, and change of available materials over time, etc. Our recommendation for groups/bridal parties is to order all together. We can still arrange to ship to different addresses, but the group should be kept in one order, where possible.

There are a few very useful things to do: 

1. Try on dresses of a similar style to ensure you're happy with the style prior to ordering.
 We do not believe in telling any woman what to wear, so it is each client's responsibility to know what they like and what suits them. 2. Get fabric swatches, to be certain of the color and type, in person. 

 3. Get accurate measurements/sizing. We have many resources available to help with this - just ask. It's a crucial step.

 4. Ask questions about anything you're unsure of or don't understand. Some fashion and dressmaking terms are confusing, and if you're not sure what something means, we're happy to explain. Ask about anything that is important to you and we will help if we can. :)

There are a few ways to go... 

If you're getting a custom-made dress, we obviously need to get your measurements well in advance, which can be hard to guess at if your body is changing. We advise adding on extra space to your bust, empire waist and bump, and a little extra length. Then, you will have alterations done locally right before the event for the perfect fit.

 You could also wait until closer to the day and order a sized dress which takes less time to make, and you will have a better idea of your size.

 You could also have an adjustable-style dress custom-made. Consider stretch fabrics, elasticated waists, and multiway styles. 

Unfortunately, there is no universal size chart that tells us how your body may change!

For sized pieces, please consult the size chart in the listing for that particular piece. Our size charts are specific to each garment. If between sizes, please choose the size that fits the largest of your measurements.
 For Custom-Made, we need to get accurate measurements from you. Please follow our specific instructions and send us photos of each measurement as you take them, if you're unsure about their accuracy, as we will be happy to advise. We also have videos and stills available to help (just provide an email address for us to send them to), and we can also answer any clarification questions you may have.

We place emphasis on getting the correct fit for your body, and we think that 'normal' numbered dress sizes get in the way of that. You might need different sizes for different garments depending on how they sit and fit on your body, so we ask you to just refer to our chart for the item you're purchasing in comparison to your body, and then you won't be disappointed! There is also no such thing as 'standard sizing' since each brand and store has their own size charts (with confusing vanity or exclusionary sizing), so we can't tell you what size of ours will fit you based on what size you wear in another store, but a few quick simple measurements will ensure you get the perfect size from us.

Our sized pieces are made according to standard pattern blocs we have already made. They are in standard size intervals and the design/dimensions can’t be changed. Sized pieces are more affordable and much quicker to make (approximately 3-4 weeks). Custom-made pieces are made from scratch to your exact specifications and measurements, and every detail is customisable (though extra fees may apply for changing fabrics or adding features). They are priced higher than the sized pieces and take longer to make, because of the highly unique nature of each custom piece.

Step 1: Contact us with your style choice and a good email address, and we will forward on the relevant measurement instruction videos to you. Step 2: Wear the undergarments that you will be wearing under your dress or piece to get as close as possible to the state you will be in when wearing it. Step 3: Measuring tape at the ready! You will need a dressmakers tape, or at the very least, a piece of string or ribbon that you can take measurements from and mark. It should be soft and flexible to wrap correctly around your body. Step 4: Take the measurements from our list of instructions. Anything that you are unsure of, please ask us about, or send a photo of how you're taking the measurement so we can confirm it's correct or advise!

If you need to exchange for a different size, we can certainly do that for you, free of charge, though it will be another 3-4 weeks production time on the new size, so please ensure you have ample time before your event. You will just need to pay the return and new shipping fees. If you decide to return it, we can accept return of sized items (in their original condition) for refund, minus a 15% restocking fee. Please contact us within 14 days of receiving your item, and return the item to us within 30 days of receipt. You will be responsible for return shipping fees. If you decide to return a sized item for a custom item, the value of your return can count towards the value of the custom made piece, minus shipping fees.

There are no returns on custom made items. We want to ensure the measurements you submit are accurate and we will do everything in our power to help you get them right and advise you every step of the way. 
If you still submit inaccurate measurements, or your measurements change in the interim, we can advise you on alterations or a remake, but we cannot accept return or give refunds. If you need to have it remade to new measurements, the full price will apply. 
If we have made a significant error (off by 1" or more) in making the piece to your submitted measurements, we will of course fix it. Please allow ample time before your event; we cannot refund you if there is no time for alterations or you if just no longer want it.

We accept custom commissions if they are within our oeuvre of work and we believe that we can do it well. If the client has a clear vision and their budget/timeline is not too limiting, we will have greater confidence in a custom piece. We reserve the right to decline work on custom pieces that we feel may not work out - such as if the client appears not to have a clear idea of what she wants, or we are having difficulties communicating these ideas, or if a budget/timeline is too restrictive for us to do it well. We do not want any clients to be disappointed, so we need to be upfront in conveying realistic expectations. Quality pieces require significant input of time and resources. We hope you can understand. :)

No. We strongly advise bridal parties or groups to place one single bundled order to get things moving and because we need to work on them all together for uniformity. 
If you need to stagger the orders for your party, and have everyone ordering separately, then we cannot give the same discounts for these, as we would not be working on them together, and it's more time and work for us to deal with each individual. We also cannot guarantee total uniformity in such cases because of different fabric batches, and change of available materials over time, etc. Our recommendation for groups/bridal parties is to order all together. We can still arrange to ship to different addresses, but the group should be kept in one order, where possible.

There are a few very useful things to do: 

1. Try on dresses of a similar style to ensure you're happy with the style prior to ordering.
 We do not believe in telling any woman what to wear, so it is each client's responsibility to know what they like and what suits them. 2. Get fabric swatches, to be certain of the color and type, in person. 

 3. Get accurate measurements/sizing. We have many resources available to help with this - just ask. It's a crucial step.

 4. Ask questions about anything you're unsure of or don't understand. Some fashion and dressmaking terms are confusing, and if you're not sure what something means, we're happy to explain. Ask about anything that is important to you and we will help if we can. :)

There are a few ways to go... 

If you're getting a custom-made dress, we obviously need to get your measurements well in advance, which can be hard to guess at if your body is changing. We advise adding on extra space to your bust, empire waist and bump, and a little extra length. Then, you will have alterations done locally right before the event for the perfect fit.

 You could also wait until closer to the day and order a sized dress which takes less time to make, and you will have a better idea of your size.

 You could also have an adjustable-style dress custom-made. Consider stretch fabrics, elasticated waists, and multiway styles. 

Unfortunately, there is no universal size chart that tells us how your body may change!



Reviews
No reviews yet

More from this seller

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payments
Secure options
Etsy Studio keeps your payment information secure. Etsy Studio shops never receive your credit card information.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 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.