1. What sizes are these, are they available in mine?
The womens' sizes are available in standard sizes 4 - 12 and gentlemen's sizes XS - XL. Preferably, I work by measurements of the buyer!
If not specified otherwise, this is the circumference of the:
bust (measured at widest point)
waist (measured at widest point)
hip (read: your butt, measured at widest point)
and your height.
Try to get a friend to assist in making sure the measuring tape is always in a straight horizontal to avoid mistakes. If measuring yourself is not an option at all, you are welcome to tell me your clothing size, however finding the right fit has has been proven a lot more accurate by using measurements.
(For larger or smaller sizes than 4 - 12 / XS - XL please ask!)
Size Chart Women:
Size / bust / waist / hip:
4 : 31.5 / 24,5 / 34,5
6 : 33,5 / 26,5 / 36
8 : 34,5 / 28 / 38
10 : 36 / 29,5 / 39
12 : 38 / 31,5 / 40,5
For sizes in centimeters, please switch to german view.
Size Chart Men:
Size / chest / waist / hip:
XS : 34,5 / 30 / 36
S : 36 / 31,5 / 38
M : 38 / 33 / 39
L : 39 / 34,5 / 41
XL : 41 / 36,5 / 42,5
For sizes in centimeters, please switch to german view.
2. I want two of those! Why can't I order more than one? Mean.
Honestly, the Dawanda fees are very fair, but with over 80 items in the shop, they do add up if every item is listed as available five times.
Also, I don't have a warehouse stock, I sew every item brand new upon receiving the order!
You're very welcome to send me a quick message stating how many of which item you'd like, and I'll adjust accordingly so you can place an order in the shop. :)
When you click on "display shopping basket", a box appears for order and delivery comment. Anything relevant goes in there!
3. I received my order but it doesn't fit. Can I return it?
If you chose a standard size (4-12 or XS-XL), then yes.
If you told me your specific measurements, unfortunately not. Please read my TOS and return policy carefully:
(language switch upper right.)
A guaranteed perfect custom fit is only possibly by made-to-measure-tailoring, in which a number of fittings are done to create a perfectly fitting garment.
In most cases, this is unrealistic due to the invested costs and time.
But since so many people don't fit into a generic size system, I am offering the medium ground explained above.
By experience, this is a good solution with around 90% satisfaction.
Even so, I cannot give an absolute guarantee, since a faulty fit can be due to a plethora of factors (not lastly, incorrect measuring), this is not a valid return reason. Payments made can unfortunately not be refunded, since I am unable to resell an item which has been custom made for a customer.
4. Then I want it completely personally custom made for me and only me, with fittings and the whole shebang! Can I?
Provided that it's possible for you to come to my work shop a few times for fittings (or fly me out), then of course it is! Depending on the garment, one appointment may be enough, for something as elaborate as a wedding dress it may take a few weeks.
Generally, my rates are 12 € an hour, but naturally I would quote you an estimation after a detailled consultation.
5. Can I have this item in black / blue / white / shorter / with lace?
Probably, but depends. Send me an email at email@example.com :)
6. Do I receive a tracking number after you ship it?
I always ship with tracking number. Usually, I leave it in my files (for 90 days), if you wish to receive the tracking number at any time, let me know!
7. I'm a photographer / editor / stylist, can I have your clothes for a shoot, or do you need images of the items?
Thank you so much for the offer (honestly!), but I do all the photography myself and take care of all the product images without any problems. :)
I am very happy to rent out the items for shoots, I do love seeing new perspectives of other photographers.
I charge 10% of the listed shop price per day, so you can have the items for about 3€-30€, depending on which you choose.
I can, of course, send the desired items to location by post if the shipping costs are covered.
Realistically, I plan one day before and one day after shooting for the handling of the items, that means: they should be picked up or shipped the day before and brought back or shipped the day afterwards. These days are free of charge.
Due to past negative experiences, I must unfortunately insist on signing a short contract for the safety and happiness of all parties involved, in which the terms are recorded as well as the condition of the items. Should I not receive an item, or if it is damaged in a way that exceeds normal wear, you are obligated to compensate the full listed shop price.
If your image of (or with) my items appears in print, I will reimburse you any previous charges.
Additionally, I need to note that I am only able to rent out the prototypes. Some of these have smaller faults or signs of wear. (They are prototypes after all, and have been used for a bunch of photoshoots. :) )
For photos, this is usually completely insignificant, but of course I will let you know, should it apply to the requested items.
8. How can you use fur and leather? The animals!
I know. Therefore I use faux fur and faux leather exclusively. These materials are of such high quality by now that it's nearly impossible to distinguish between real and imitation.
Since I start crying at the mere possibility of animal cruelty, I chose to refrain from using animal products.
By the way, 10% of all items sold are donated to non profit organizations which help animals, you can make a little difference with your purchase and ease some suffering of animals. The donation will go to, for example, the Berlin animal shelter or street dogs in Thailand (http://www.soidog.org/) or bully specific places which help educate and rescue (http://www.bullterrier-in-not.de/) or to Ärtze für Tiere (http://www.aerztefuertiere.de/).
You are very welcome to request a certain organization for animals which you would prefer to support. :)
9. The model is too skinny, gross!
Aha. Well, first of all, let me explain that I am the model. (I design, sew, photograph and model all items.)
I do not suffer an eating disorder. My figure is determined by genetics, healthy diet and exercise. Granted, my metabolism is ridiculous and I still smoke, however I'm healthy. So, if you had well meant worries, then I'd like to kindly invalidate them. :)
If you're just being spiteful, though, I'd like to ask you whether you know what a projection is? Not every woman hates her body, and comments such as: "... looks ghastly and ruins the product" or "... skeletal clothes rack shortly before croaking" are ludicrous and not ok.
Please, mind your manners. Last I checked, I didn't comment on random people, who weigh more than I, what fat pigs they were.
Insulting another woman's figure so drastically is completely inappropriate, sexist and makes you look awful. Whether my images are considered "art" or not and if the model is okay or not thenis not the subject to debate, either. The only thing my (decidedly un-artistic) product images are for is to showcase the items which are sold. Not to evaluate, judge or debase any body types.
I am always very, very happy to receive constructive criticism on my work, but the model's figure is totally a matter of taste and therefore not discussable. Ultimately, beauty is in the eye of the behholder, and it is unrealistic to shoot product images catering to every imaginable aesthetic preference. But if you like, you are very welcome to visit my People In My Clothes gallerie, in which customers have sent me images of themselves in the Anthracite items I made for them. Many of them are not as thin as I am and look, of course, remarkably fantastic. :)
+10. I have a picture of me in some clothes by you, want to see?+
Absolutely! I'm always really, really happy to see photos! No matter if it's a snapshot, your job application photo, a party picture webcam or professional photograph, everything is great!
If you want me to post it in the People In My Clothes gallery, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org