No Refunds: All sales are final. Rush orders for last minute changes may be available for additional fees
Alterations: Are by appointment Only
Cleaning: We do not clean garments
Creating Your Garment(s): To begin the process of having a garment created for you by a designer/seamstress/tailor, you will start with a one-time free consultation with a designer of your choosing to discuss your needs for the garment ie style, occasion, budget, and date garment is needed. To review details about each designer click HERE. Once details have been discussed, finalized, and agreed to, the process of creating your garment will begin.
A 25% deposit will be required in order for all garments to be started. This will cover the cost of buying the needed fabric and supplies for your garment. If you are having a custom design made, additional consultations may be needed in determining design and/or pattern selection which is included in your 25% deposit. Once your fabric has been purchased and/or pattern selected, another 25% deposit is due for the designer to begin constructing your garment.
Fittings: Customers are expected to make themselves available for all fittings and alterations when reasonably required and should be prepared to attend between two to four fittings depending on the complexity of the design. These dates will be determined during the initial consultation. The need for a 3rd and/or 4th fitting will be determined at the 2nd fitting. Both the designer and client agree that should a need arise to reschedule a fitting a 48 hour notice must be given.
The first fitting should take place approximately 6 weeks before the date that you need your garment. The first fitting will give you the opportunity to see how the garment fits on you and allow the designer/seamstress/tailor to determine needed alterations. Always bring any accessories like shoes and or undergarments that you plan to wear with the garment for your fitting; this is important because they will play a role in how the garment fits on you.
Confirm that the garment is the exact style, color, and size that you requested before the first fitting with the designer/seamstress/tailor. Closely examine any embellishments ie embroidery, buttons, beading, lace, etc to make sure there are no flaws in your garment.
A second fitting should take place approximately 4 weeks before the date that you need your garment. Remember to bring the same accessories and/or undergarments that you wore for the first fitting. The purpose of the second fitting is to allow the designer/seamstress/tailor to see how the alterations made after the first fitting look on you. Generally, the second fitting is primarily used to identify any minor alterations that may be needed for your garment. Unless the designer/seamstress/tailor has identified some additional alterations that need to be made the next fitting will be your last. Therefore, don’t be shy about voicing any concerns you have about the way your garment looks or feels on you.
The final fitting should take place one week after the second fitting. Before the final fitting you should prepare a list of questions you may have such as how to care for the garment, the best way to store it and etc. This will be your last opportunity to voice any concerns before the garment is ready to go home with you should no additional alterations or fittings be needed. Any additional work past the 4th fitting will have an additional fee attached after this point.
Try on your garment at least one more time to make sure everything looks great before you leave. We do NOT have a last minute on call designer/seamstress/tailor to make any additional adjustments.
Delivery of Garment: the remaining balance is due on the original delivery date selected prior to the garment being constructed. All merchandise with outstanding balances and/or are not picked up by the delivery date become the property of the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC and will be subject to immediate sale at Dayton Threads.
Changes in Size and/or Body Shape: After the sales order contract has been signed and order placed. Dayton Threads CANNOT AND WILL NOT accept any responsibility in respect to any changes which may occur in the customer’s size and body shape.
Please note that if customers have significant changes in body shape or weight following the sales order being placed it is their responsibility to inform Dayton Threads immediately.
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