Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I provide you with a personal article of clothing (e.g. my grandmother's apron) and ask you to transform it into a new article of children's wear?
Yes, I will assess the possibility of working with any article of clothing that has sentimental value for you. Please remember that not all fabrics or items can be restyled but once I have the opportunity to see your article/fabric in person I will be able to determine if it can be restyled. All fabrics will, however, be laundered and taken apart by me personally in order to best preserve the largest parts of the item for restyling.
Can I view the fabrics you have available for commissioned/special orders?
I will send you an up to date video of the fabrics I have available at the time of your order. Alternatively, if you live in the Windsor (ON) region, please feel free to contact me to set up an appointment for an in-person view of my store and to select your preferred fabric(s).
Can you make me a specific article of clothing that is not already in your inventory?
Yes, these are called commissioned sales and I am happy to do so following a consultation with you and with payment in advance.
If I see something on your website that I like but is no longer available, can you remake me one?
While I try very hard to keep each item unique and one-of-a-kind, I will be happy to remake a similar item! I specified 'similar' because I cannot guarantee that it will look identical to the initial product since I only purchase very small quantities of the same fabric.
What if I order a product that does not end up fitting my child?
Please feel free to contact me and let me know! We request that the customer pay for and arrange the return shipping. I will work to tailor it to fit the new measurements, or you may choose to exchange it for another item or a store credit.
What sizes do you carry?
My premade clothing ranges from Newborn to Size 6. Custom orders, however, can be made in any size.
How long does it take to have an item made?
That depends on how busy I am at the time you place your order. I need at least 2 weeks to make an item from a custom order but during busy periods like the Christmas season, it could be much longer. I will be sure to provide you with a reasonable estimate at the time of your order.
Are your sizes true to age or closer to commercial clothing sizes?
My sizes are true to the age of the child. However, if you provide me with your child's measurements, I can meaure the item that you are interested in to ensure it will be a good fit before you make your purchase.
What type of fabric do you use?
I primarily use cotton fabrics but some items are made using other fabrics that are more suited to the article of clothing such as corduroy for pants and wool blends for coats.
Can I see your products in person?
If you live in the Windsor (ON) area, please feel free to contact me by email at BoutiqueGabanique@gmail.com to schedule an appointment at the boutique and view the products in person!