PREORDER - Elevensies Vest - Golden Hills
- Sizes can sell out in preorders as we place orders with our factories after launch day!
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- Custom Designed Imported Knitwear
We hope to ship these in August or September. As this is our first preorder on imported goods we are going to promise to get these out by September but hope to get them done sooner! We still need to test the largest size to see how they knit (if they need more art or if the art can scale larger) so we need a bit more development time to prepare all that.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. And with these vests we hope to spread more of the joy that our favorite halflings bring to the world. With textured leaf knits going up the front and back of this vest, wooden buttons, and small front pockets for more detail, this knit vest is incredibly adorable and so luxuriously soft!
- Button Up Sweater Vest with a Boxy Fit, Front Pockets, and Textured Leaf Knit
- Knit from Faux Angora Wool: Viscose, Polyamide, & Polyester Blended Yarns
- Elhoffer International Label - These are made in partnership with our small overseas factory! Since the vests require very little sewing due to the more complex knit, we are thrilled to be able to offer a lower price on these due to the lower cost!
- Colors May Vary Due To Monitor Settings
Measurement specs are of un-stretched sweaters. This is designed for a more feminine body to have a relaxed fit. We are ordering combination sizes to help reduce our minimums as imported sweaters require a very large minimum per size. As this is a boxy fit we feel most of our Starpuffs will be able to find a size that's best on them. We recommend staying in your general size range for our shells and fitted tops, but if you want more oversized you can of course size up. If these do well we would hope to expand sizes in the future when we aren't ordering so many colors at once!
Photos are with our Sample, which was between the Small and Medium.
Simone is modeling the Sample Vest, but would order a Small (XS-M). She has a 38” Chest, 27.5” Waist, 39” Hips, and is 5’3”. She generally wears an XS or S in our pieces.
Lynsi is modeling the Sample Vest, but would order a Small (XS-M). She has a 37” Chest, 29” Waist, 44” Hips, and is 5’5.5”. She generally wears a S or M in our pieces.
We know our prices are high and only rising higher. And our domestic factories can’t keep up with all our designs and ideas since we’re still so small and they need bigger business to make the real bucks.
In an attempt to help our Starpuffs still get our pieces while trying to help keep costs low and to get more new pieces made, we’ve partnered with a very small factory in China that works with small brands such as ours to help make some amazing pieces without sacrificing our quality.
The knit garments are also knit with nearly 0 waste due to much better knitting machines being used overseas than the older machines in the USA. So our knit partners are making these pieces exactly as patterned versus our domestic machines which largely knit rectangles that we then cut into to create our necks and armholes! We’re super excited for this growth!
We are testing with a few pieces and may expand our international options, but this doesn’t mean we are moving everything overseas. We’re just supplementing our domestic apparel with a few international designs here and there, and they’ll be priced much lower than our Made in LA apparel as they just aren’t nearly as expensive to create, so we can make them more affordable for everyone!
Depending on the style you can go down or up based on your own personal preference for fit and look. Different body shapes may also fit better in a different size. Our pieces tend to have very nice stretch.
If you're unsure of what to size off of, the chest for tops/dresses tends to be the most important measurement to check as our pieces have such a good stretch that even if you're more rectangular shaped with a waist nearly matching your bust, the waist of the garment will very likely stretch to fit!
Also the larger a garment gets the more it can stretch as it has even more spandex in it! So smaller sizes can stretch 3-5" while larger sizes can stretch 5-10".
Are you Petite? You likely will want to size down in spandex dresses and tops as they're so stretchy. So if our models with similar measurements to you but tall are wearing a given size you may prefer to go down one size in spandex. Knitwear cardigans and tops may be similar but if something says it has less stretch than our usual knits we wouldn't recommend sizing down. And of course additional hemming may be necessary for things with skirts.
Are you Tall? We don't recommend sizing down as the garments will be shorter on you. We wouldn't recommend sizing up as the shoulders and body may be too large for you. We recommend ordering the size comparable models are wearing.
When we have combined sized styles it means you should still buy the size intended for your measurements. However combined sizes tend to be oversized so you can go down if you'd like a less oversized fit. (It's best to only go down if you are the smaller of the two combined sizes, if you're the second size in a combo size you may hate the tighter fit)
Care: Nearly everything we make is recommended to be hand washed on cold water and dried flat.
For BEST care: Dry Clean if you have a cleaners you like and trust.
We personally throw almost everything in the wash (often with color catcher sheets) inside out on cold; then we drape over our chairs or on a drying rack to let it all dry. This is the best way to care for most RTW Apparel.
Stretch Vinyl: Spot cleaned and sprayed with vodka if you don't want to dry clean yet (Vinyl doesn't do well around ANY kind of heat)
Spandex/Ponte de Roma: Cold Wash, hang or dry flat (hanging to dry can cause it to stretch out). We also recommend color catching sheets when washing Spandex or Ponte as color in the fabric can be shed over many washes.
Velvet: We've turned our velvet pieces inside out and washed them in delicate wash on cold and in garment bags, then laid the piece across our bed to dry. Velvet hates heat so never put in the dryer. We've been fine steaming velvet with a hand steamer. Best care is to dry clean.
Snagged or Pulled a knit piece? Get a Snag Repair Tool, which you can buy on Amazon or in your local sewing shop. This repair tool is easy to use, but there's a great tutorial video if you want help!
Storage: Sweaters should be stored folded, never stored hung up as it can stretch and warp them. Spandex and Ponte can be stored hung up but be aware they can also stretch over time if a heavy dress or skirt.
For In Stock Items we take 3-7 days to ship.
If you live in Los Angeles we offer free pickups at our studio that we request you schedule with us after placing your order so we can ensure someone is available when you come by! We allow pickups from Monday - Friday 9am-5pm!
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