Welcome to Garden Party Aprons
Welcome to my apron shop!
Hello! I`m Louise and I live in Hampshire, UK, with my three gorgeous boys.
I have been sewing in some form or another for over 25 years and it has been part of my life since I can remember. As I was growing up I was lucky enough to be surrounded by talented women who made amazing things........my mother who made clothes, curtains, costumes and just about anything else, and grandmothers who created beautiful embroidery, loose covers for furnishings and painted watercolours.
I like to think that I may have absorbed some of their skills!
I owe a debt of gratitude to a wonderful needlework teacher at school who gave me a solid grounding in all the basic skills a seamstress requires, inspiring me with the confidence to experiment with all sorts of projects. From here my interest in sewing blossomed and over the years I have made many clothes, bridesmaid dresses, curtains, dance costumes etc.
For me, sewing is a completely natural state. I am inspired by beautiful prints, particularly those which have a “vintage” feel to them. I only buy fabrics that I love hence the process of creating my products is a joyful experience!
I have been creating and selling my aprons for the last four years. I love transforming a practical item into a stylish accessory. At present they share studio space in my Beauty therapy treatment room. I have been a practising Beauty Therapist for 26 years and, like sewing, it is something I`m still passionate about after all these years. It is a privilege to work with people in the way that I do.
I have been successfully selling my aprons to my customers and been hugely encouraged by their enthusiasm for my products. Finally I decided I would dip my toe into a bigger sea.........
.........thank you for visiting my shop. I hope you enjoy wandering through my “garden of aprons”.
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I ship to the UK using Royal Mail First Class post and worldwide by Royal Mail International Standard. There is no tracking information for this type of service. Insurance is recommended and we will always seek to acquire proof of postage from the Royal Mail.
If you require recorded/special delivery/signed for/tracked service or have any other postal requests please get in touch.
When the item is shipped the following time guidelines on delivery should generally apply:
UK: 1-3 days
Europe : 1-2 weeks
Asia : 1-2 weeks
Australia : 1-3 weeks
USA: 1-3 weeks
Canada : 1-3 weeks
Please contact me within 3 weeks if you still haven't received items.
I will contact you to confirm when your item has been shipped. If you need your purchase in a hurry please contact me about express postal service (within the UK, or abroad).
Please note: You are responsible for any additional international customs charges.
Please allow at least 1 month before claiming for lost items. Sometimes customs can cause delays which are beyond our control. If shipping insurance is purchased, the lost item will be replaced or refunded after I receive an investigation report from the Post Office.
I am not responsible for service transit time. Transit times are provided by carrier, exclude weekends and holidays and may vary with package origin and destination particularly during peak periods.
Returns and exchanges
REFUND / EXCHANGE PROCEDURE:
Contact me within 7 days of receiving your item to inform me that you wish to cancel the sale for a full refund or exchange, and explain your reason for doing so.
Return the item to me, UNWORN, in it's original packaging (please note that the shipping costs of returning the item to me would be your responsibility, and under the Distance Selling Regulations it is the customers responsibility to ensure that the item is returned safely in order to receive a full refund - a 'signed for' service is therefore recommended when returning an item)
If you request a refund, this will be done via the method that was used for the original transaction. (please kindly note that full item price is refunded, but not shipping costs)
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