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Sizing & Additional Information

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TOP SIZING
T-PLEASE, order your correct bra size when applicable. Crochet garments do work a bit differently and I make most of my patterns to fit their matching bra sizes exactly. Ordering a size smaller or larger may result in an awkward fitting garment! If there is any fit you'd prefer (modest, moderate, tighter fit, loose fit, more cleavage, etc.) please email me beforehand so I can confirm that it is doable and make the garment properly with your custom specifications. Additional sizing is available upon email request.
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HOW MUCH COVERAGE DO THE BOTTOMS OFFER?
- Bottom sizing guide can be found on the chart above and bottom coverage guide can be found below. Please note that some of the bottom coverage may vary (only slightly) between styles.
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CAN I ORDER A SMALLER/LARGER SIZE THAN THOSE THAT ARE LISTED?
- Smaller & larger sizing is available, please email us to set up an order! Sizing bigger than a DD cup can be made but may not provide the proper support for such a gift, please take this into consideration if you'd like to set up an order in a larger size.
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ARE THE GARMENTS TRUE TO SIZE?
-All garments run true to US sizing. If you are an INTERNATIONAL BUYER please make sure your sizing conversions are correct as all my patterns are made in US sizes. The garments are made for a stylish sexy look and aren't considered to be full coverage by any means. If you aren't sure of your sizing conversion please feel free to email us :)
-Most garments will go on snug because stretch is taken into account during the pattern making process, once you've gotten some time to wear your garment it will stretch slightly to fit your bodies unique curves!
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CAN I WEAR A BRA WITH THESE TOPS?
-All tops are meant to be worn braless. If you should decide to wear a bra underneath it may be a tight fit and most the tops will not cover the band or cup of a bra completely. The best option for women looking for more coverage is to wear pasties or a sticky bra or you can add padding to any of our tops that have our original cupped design!
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CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY ORDER?
-For different sizes, colors, detailing, fit, etc. I do accept custom orders! Please note that custom orders may cost more for the time that is put in to adjust patterns specifically for your needs, please email me for more details.
-Please email me BEFORE purchasing if you have any custom requests so that I can confirm with you that it is doable. 
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IS THIS GARMENT SEE-THROUGH?
- Stitching on cupped tops is tight enough for a comfortable amount of coverage and the cotton is thick enough to hide any "poking" ;) Some tops and bikinis are made for a more seductive sheer look, stitching on these garments are considered a lace stitch and they may not be comfortable for women who prefer a more modest look. Padding is available for cupped tops but is not by any means necessary for coverage.
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WILL THE COLOR OF THE GARMENT FADE?
-Colors should hold true in your garment but like anything it can be compromised if exposed to chlorine, excessive sun light or bleach. Discoloration may also occur if not handled gently when washing, its best to clean with mild soap and water with your hands alone and avoid any rough scrubbing.
-Please note that colors are pictured to the best of our ability in the brightest light possible but cameras can't always capture color exactly as we see them first hand. Please email us for more information.
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HOW DO I CARE FOR THIS GARMENT?
-Garments are 100% Cotton, gently hand wash separately with mild laundry soap in cold water. 
<< When removing spots or stains its best to act fast before anything has time to soak into the fibers. Completely soak the garment in warm soapy water. >>
Avoid any harsh rubbing or scrubbing (especially against other fabrics), instead gently move the fabric between the palms of your hands in circular motion without focusing on any one spot for an extended period of time. This will prevent any fuzz balls from forming. 
  To dry reshape and lay flat or hang to dry (recommended). If you're short on time the fabric can withstand the Air Dry setting on your dryer.  
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IS THIS GARMENT SAFE TO WEAR IN WATER?
-This garment is safe to wear in water! It does hold more water than spandex or lycra swimwear but once on dry land, excess water can be easily removed by pressing the garment close to your body and like other swimwear the rest will be taken care of by the sun :)! Fit and coverage of the garment should not be affected, although the braided straps may stretch a little, simply tie the straps a bit tighter after the garment is wet, to a comfortable fit. 
Please note, this statement refers to all items listed as Bikini Tops/Bikini Bottoms in my shop and has not been tested on the other garments. Like the swimwear in my shop it is safe for water in the sense that it won't be harmed by it, however since there are some larger pieces they may retain more water and become slightly heavier. This may be considered uncomfortable to some. Please use your best judgment if you decide to try this option.
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OTHER
 -All prices listed in USD.
-Freehanded garment design may differ slightly depending on size and occasionally patterns are changed slightly if we find a design improvement. These adjustments aren't usually noticeable unless your holding the two different garments next to each other.
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PLEASE HAVE RESPECT FOR MY DESIGNS, I DO WORK HARD TO CREATE UNIQUE GARMENTS AND I TAKE SO MUCH PRIDE IN ALL THAT I MAKE. ALL ITEMS IN MY SHOP ARE PROTECTED ©2016 Alexzandria Castellanos All Rights Reserved. VIOLATIONS WILL BE REPORTED.