PART #3 Option E - PATTERNS for Dress, Apron, Jacket, Purse, and Hat for 18" CDH "Three Blind Mice..." Dolls
This item will be reposted immediately after an order is placed to enable additional orders for this clothing option.
The items for sale here are the PATTERNS with instructions for sewing your own Dress, Apron, Jacket. Purse, and Hat for the CDH Mouse and Rat Dolls (18-21 inches tall) - the pictures above are only a representation of the finished products you will achieve by sewing these patterns (embellishment stickers are not included).
This dress fits a waistline of 8" and the length from the bottom of the waistband is 9-1/2" to 10". The dress is designed to avoid the shoulder area because the arms on the CDH Mouse and Rat Dolls pull tight to the body with virtually no available shoulder. The dress is a full-bodied dress that will form a full circle when the doll is sitting.
This apron as shown is draped around an 8" waistline. The total length of the tie from end-to-end is just over 27-1/2" and the height of the apron body is just over 7-1/2".
Shipping Costs include Delivery Confirmation for this item.
These patterns are available to you as part of my Heirloom Program so that you can maximize your enjoyment with these dolls. The Heirloom Program enables you to enhance your loving experience with this Mouse or Rat doll by enabling you as the Mom/Grandmom to sew new clothing for the doll and surprise your child with your own "designer flair," and as your Child/Grandchild grows, your child can learn how to sew clothing for her Mouse or Rat Doll during the important bonding years. The most important toys are ones that create special feelings or special memories, and this doll has the ability to capture an appropriate amount of attention for the most special little girl in your life.
Copyright Restrictions Apply as follows:
You are limited to using the patterns to create new clothing for your Mouse or Rat Doll(s), and you are prohibited from creating clothing for the purpose of selling them for a profit.
Additionally, if you do not sew or do not wish to sew, you may purchase the patterns or pre-cut fabric and solicit a seamstress or friend to sew the dress for your doll and pay the seamstress for labor, but you must maintain custody of the patterns, and the patterns and pre-cut fabrics are prohibited for copying or reuse by the seamstress or friend unless you are paying for more dresses to be made, after which the patterns must be returned to the original purchaser. You are allowed to copy the patterns only to keep from wearing out the pattern so that you can maintain appropriate fair use of the pattern.
Additional Copyright Restrictions: You are prohibited from reverse-engineering the doll or the premade clothing (tearing the doll or clothing apart) in order to create a pattern for the purpose of duplication or recreating these products for a profit. You are prohibited from recreating or duplicating and selling a replica of the Mouse or Rat Doll, and the pattern for the Mouse or Rat Doll is not available for purchase.
Copyright 2010 Cynthia Deaton Houlroyd for Mouse Doll and Rat Doll, Dress, Purse, Apron, Jacket, and Hat (designs and patterns but not fabrics) - fabrics, embellishments, and accessories are not part of my copyright, which have their own distinct manufacturers/copyrights.
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Shipping & policies
I reserve the right to mail items together if orders originate from the same address prior to shipping. You will receive notification that your order was shipped and when to expect delivery, along with a Tracking Number. The Tracking Number includes Insurance Coverage should the item be lost in the mail.
Should an item be lost in the mail, I will file a claim on the loss of the doll and ask you to select another doll to replace the lost doll, OR, if you are willing and if I have the correct materials, I will replicate the lost doll and send it to you, which would require a waiting period before shipping of approximately 1 day for 4" and 8" dolls and up to 1 week for 18" dolls to complete and mail the new doll.
Orders for pre-made items such as Story Books, Pictures, or Personality Pictures, and pre-made dolls will be shipped as soon as possible, usually the next business day.
Orders for "Build 18" Mouse/Rat Doll" will be shipped when the item is completed, which will take no more than 7 business days after you place the order.
Payments are accepted from PayPal, Credit Card, Etsy Gift Cards, or Money Order.
For PayPal or Credit Card payments, the products will be shipped the same day that payment is transferred to me (or the next day if payment is received after 5pm), and I will send you a message acknowledging payment, and I will also notify you of shipment along with a Tracking Number--I insure all shipments so that your purchase is protected.
If using Money Order, you will be given my mailing address and after the Money Order is received / cashed, your order will be shipped the same day, and you will be notified of the date that payment has been received, and then notified again about shipment along with a Tracking Number--I insure all shipments so that your purchase is protected.
Over-payments with expected cash returns or refunds of significant over-payments are not accepted for any reason, and the product will not be shipped if a Money Order for significantly more than the purchase price is received; the Money Order will be returned to you and the product will not be shipped if the amount is significantly incorrect.
Returns & exchanges
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify me within 7 days of receipt, return the product (please purchase postal insurance to cover the cost of the purchase should the package be lost in the mail) to the specified return address, and once the product has been received, a refund will be issued for the full amount of your purchase cost.
WARRANTY REPAIRS: If there is any problem with your Mouse or Rat Doll, return the doll for repairs for only the cost of your shipping (please insure your iem to cover the cost of your investment should the package be lost in the mail), and the doll will be repaired or replaced as necessary at no charge for up to 3 months after purchase providing that the repairs are due to defects and not caused by unusual or extreme circumstances that caused the damage. The warranty date will commence on the delivery date of your article, and I will consider extra time as valid if the article was stored for the purpose of becoming a "gift" and not opened or used until a later time [birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, (etc.) would qualify] (rather than depending on the purchase date).
LIFETIME WARRANTY REPAIR: Aside from a 3-month replacement warranty against defects (original doll must be returned to validate the warranty), I will warrant the stringing of the arms and legs of this doll for the lifetime of the doll - outside of the 3-month warranty period, I will restring the arms and/or legs of this doll should they become broken or too loose--you pay to ship the doll to me (please insure your iem to cover the cost of your investment should the package be lost in the mail), and I will repair and return the doll to you (with postal insurance to cover your investment).
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS: After 3 months or for unusual or extreme circumstance damages, repairs can be negotiated. Charges for replacement parts are negotiable and are subject to material availability. The defective item must be returned in order to substantiate the claim.
After 3 months, with your return of a damaged doll or clothing, replacement cost for repairs to a doll or clothing will be handled on a reasonable basis.
The following are offered as examples of what you could expect to be charged to repair a damaged doll (specific damage may require adjustments to these general estimates):
- To replace the entire doll only will be $35 + $8.00 S&H
(damaged doll must be returned to substantiate the claim)
- To replace an entire dress will be charged at $2.00 less than a comparable
original dress curently listed on this web site plus the currently-listed shipping for
that item (damaged dress must be returned to substantiate the claim)
Note: If a damaged doll and dress are returned, the return shipping would be $10 for both items.
To replace or repair Body Parts:
- To replace an arm would be $6 (or 2 for $10)
- To replace a leg would be $9 (or 2 for $16)
- To replace one arm and one leg would be $13
- To replace both arms and both legs would be $22
- To repair a body with undamaged arms and legs would be $27
- To replace an arm or leg button would be $2 per button
- Return shipping of $8.00 would be required
Once a repairable item is received by me, I will create a listing entitled "Repair Doll #(doll's number) (doll's name)" with a description of the repair and the price for the repair, and you can add the item to your cart via credit card, or PayPal, or Etsy Gift Card, and the repair will commence immediately upon receipt of payment, or with a or Money Order (the doll will be repaired once the Money Order clears the bank).
Without return of a damaged doll or clothing, regular prices will apply; a bare doll is $50.
Heirloom Policy: You can purchase the patterns and sew your own clothing for the doll. (The clothing patterns and the doll are Copyrighted - you will be limited to using the patterns to create new clothing for your Mouse or Rat Doll(s), and you are prohibited from creating clothing for the purpose of selling them for a profit.)
Additionally, look for my postings for Pre-Cut Dresses and matching Purses, and for Jackets, Hats, and Aprons with the instructions for sewing them together yourself for a significant savings.
This Heirloom Policy enables you to enhance your loving experience with this Mouse or Rat doll, and it also enables your child to learn how to sew during the important bonding years. The most important toys are ones that create special feelings or special memories, and this doll has the ability to capture an appropriate amount of attention for the most special little girl in your life.
Additionally, if you do not sew or do not wish to sew, you may purchase the patterns or pre-cut fabric and solicit a seamstress or friend to sew the dress for your doll and pay the seamstress for labor, but you must maintain custody of the patterns, and the patterns and pre-cut fabrics are prohibited for copying or reuse by the seamstress or friend unless you are paying for more dresses to be made, after which the patterns must be returned to the original purchaser. You are encouraged to make copies of your patterns only to keep from wearing out the pattern so that you can maintain appropriate fair use of the pattern by refreshing your usable copy. You are prohibited from recreating or duplicating and selling a replica of the Mouse or Rat Doll, and the pattern for the Mouse or Rat Doll is not available for purchase.