Could Etsy be my savior?
July 26, 2010 10:07 AM Subscribe
I have never bought clothes on Etsy
before and am considering doing so now for a special event. Am I out of my mind?
posted by Kitteh to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (30 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My husband's little sister is getting hitched in London the first weekend of October. I need something to wear, something I wouldn't mind wearing again for a special occasion, and I hate shopping. (No, seriously, I'd deliberately step in a bear trap and gnaw off my foot before I spend hours in department stores, getting increasingly depressed by rows of dresses in size zeroes.)
I'm not a big girl; in full disclosure, I run from a size 10 to a size 12. The problem is that I have, ahem, a large bosom, which makes finding anything that fits proper a living hell. I find something that fits around the girls and the rest of the lower half of me looks funny. I fit something that I like but it's a mite too snug around the girls and then I look trampy. It blows.
Prowling around on Etsy last week, I found a lady who makes these really amazing dresses. You send her your measurements and voila! In 4 to 7 weeks, you get a dress customized to you. I am chomping at the bit to give a shot but my husband's reservations are (legitimately so) that if I get it and still need to have it adjusted, will I have to send it all the way back to the seller? Is it wise to pay for something and not know if I may be fully satisfied?
Have any of you ever bought custom-made clothes from places like Etsy? Do you have advice? I would just like to not have to expose myself to the humiliation of a shopping excursion. So thanks in advance!