Welcome to Enchanted Styles. Thank you for taking the time to visit and learn more about our company and the fabulous products that we have to offer. My name is Loraine and I will begin by telling you a little about myself in hopes of giving you a better understanding of how I developed such a great love and passion for designing the high end, top quality doll fashions that you see on the site today.
My journey as a seamstress began many years ago while growing up on the family farm in Southwest Georgia with 12 other siblings. As a child, I always had a love for arts and crafts, but sewing was my all time favorite. I grew up watching my mother, who was an accomplished seamstress herself, make quilts, clothing and other needed items for us, so I always had access to plenty of fabric, needles, and thread.
I never owned a Barbie® doll growing up, but my sisters and I would always have plenty of corn husk dolls that we would make out of soda pop bottles, sticks, and dried corn husks. We would then create beautiful clothing for our corn husk dolls from the fabric scraps that mom would discard. I eventually received a "real doll" to play with as time went on. It was during this time, in which I had to be no more than 9 or 10, that I began making my own doll clothes by hand. By the time I had reached high school, I was making my own school chothes using a sewing machine.
Fast Forwarding a bit, I eventually married and had a daughter of my own. As she grew, I made clothing for her and her Barbie® doll. My daughter is now 38 years old. My, how time flies!! About a year ago, I ran across an old lunch box tucked away in what used to be my daughter's closet. I was amazed to find that It contained her old Barbie® doll and all of the outfits that I had made for her doll so many years prior. The remembrance of just how much I enjoyed this particular outlet of creating, rekindle my desire and passion to begin designing and sewing doll fashions once again. My husband and daughter liked my designs so much that they encouraged me to share them with others by helping me to create enchantedstyles.com.
About My Designs
The designs that you see on the site are sometimes made from my own pattern that I created, or I will use an already existing doll pattern and alter it to make it more unique. All of my doll clothing seams consist of finished edges created using zig-zag stitching, and each seam begins and ends with a lock stitch to ensure durability and prevent fraying. Depending on how small the area that I am working with, hand stitching is sometimes used for adding embellishments or small stitch detailing that I would not otherwise be able to achieve with the sewing machine. Various materials are used in the creation of my designs, such as felt, gaberdine, polyester, satin, cotton, chiffons, and many other fabric types, and all designs are created in a smoke free environment.
Just recently, I developed a fascination for creating doll furniture as well. I enjoy designing affordable, realistic doll furniture that compliments the more grown up Barbie® fashions that I make. Some furniture designs are my originals, and others are modifications of already existing items that I have painted, embellished, or expanded upon to make them into a more distinctive one-of-a-kind item.
So, whether you are buying doll clothing, accessories, or furniture, you can rest assured knowing that much time, effort, and care has gone into producing a high quality, durable, beautifully crafted product that you will enjoy owning.
**Barbie® is a registered trademark of Mattel** We are not in affiliation with Mattel. We are simply a fan of their dolls and enjoy making homemade doll fashions that complement them.
Hours of Operation
Because Enchanted Styles is strictly a website based business, we are pretty much open 24/7. So, please use the Contact Us form for all inquiries. Most of the time we are able to respond within a few hours, unless it is during the wee hours of the morning east coast time. If so, then we will certainly make it a point to respond to your inquiry as soon as we arise from slumber.
Once your order has been placed via our website, you will receive a confirmation notifying you that we have received your order. Orders are normally processed and shipped within 1-2 business days (Monday-Friday). Once your order has shipped you will receive another email notification containing your shipment tracking number. You can also check on the status of your order by logging into your account as well.
Most orders are shipped via USPS and may take between 3-7 business days for delivery within the United States. We also ship to some select international countries in which the arrival of packages may take up to 14-21 days depending on customs. For all international orders, the customer is responsible for paying any duties, customs, taxes, or fees.
Enchanted Styles may, but not always, include free gifts in addition to those ordered to thank our customers for their patronage. Our collectible products and some of these gifts may contain small parts or items which may not be suitable for children under the age of 3. If you purchase a gift for a child from our website, then please make sure that an adult is present at the time of package reception. Some of our items also contain small magnetic closures as well.