In this exclusive interview, watch me, Erin Bass, talk about my foray into fashion, my inspirations, and my secret to pattern making!
Dramatique Designs truly started when Erin was only 11. Armed with scissors and her mother’s old pillowcases she began to make upcycled dresses for her dolls, thus a creative mind and a designer was born. Fast forward ahead through a sea of fabrics, Erin now designs dramatic, whimsical, and colorful upcycled designs in her studio in Portland, Oregon.
Dramatique Designs was built on the passion and belief that safeguarding the earth by upcycling is not only unique and different; it also helps to reduce our carbon footprint on the earth and ultimately allows you, the customer, to feel beautiful, special, and unique. We invite you to explore the exotic world of Dramatique Designs and be dazzled with uniqueness.
PERFECT FOR YOU.
What does "upcycle" mean?
Upcycling is when you take a used or discarded object or material, and create a product that is often higher in value than the original. Upcycling helps the earth by reusing items to turn them into something new and unique.
Are your items handmade?
A resounding YES! All items feature hand-stitching, serging, and machine sewing and are 100 % handmade by Erin Bass, Designer and seamstress, with a strong focus on upcycling and embellishing. All knit and crochet items are made by hand as well.
Why is handmade better than shopping in a store?
Handmade is more sustainable than mass production and supports local communities! Handmade items are one-of-a-kind, personal, amazing quality, and support a tradition of skilled work.
When will my items ship?
All items ship either first class or UPS depending on the weight of the item. Items ship usually within 48 business hours, Monday – Friday, excluding major holidays and weekends. Feel free to contact me via email if you wish to upgrade your shipping for faster arrival.
Do you offer custom orders?
Custom items are handled on a per item basis. Please contact me via email for any further information.
What sizes do you offer?
All items are handmade so rather than using traditional sizing, I provide measurements for each individual piece. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
What is your return policy?
There are no returns on custom orders. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you need before your purchase. Should your item not meet your expectations, please feel free to contact me via email.