These are our Terms and Conditions of Service.  By placing an order with us you accept these terms and conditions, so please read them carefully.


Jolly Dicey

Makers of fine historic and modern dress

8 Gordon Cottages, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8EB


Terms and Conditions of Business for personal service:

Jolly Dicey: Makers of fine historic and modern dress provides a service making custom garments to your instructions. You are contracting with us for our services.

The initial consultationis free of charge and there is no obligation on you to commission any work.

Commissioning work:

  1. We will have no obligation to commence work on any item until we receive from you a signed copy of this document together with the requested deposit payment and any materials that you are providing.
  2. Payment of the deposit will confirm your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.


  1. Information made available to us at the time of quotation is the sole basis for the creation of the quotations and the quotations are subject to change if there are any errors or omissions in this information.
  2. Later changes to your instructions will require extra work and so incur additional charges.  Such additional work (and any other work which you instruct us to carry out other than that specified in this contract) will be charged at our standard rate and must be agreed by us both in writing.
  3. Changes to fabrics and notions detailed in the attached specification will incur an additional cost, over and above the cost of the fabric already purchased and approved. We will supply swatches wherever possible, but if in exceptional circumstances you authorise us to buy fabric from an online or paper catalogue, or authorise us to use our own discretion in selecting suitable fabric the cost of such fabric will be invoiced along with the cost of any replacement fabric, and any uncut fabric will be returned to you upon request.


  1. We will use our best endeavours to meet deadlines if you tell us about them at the initial consultation and provided you co-operate fully in terms of making decisions on time and making yourself available for fittings.   However, unless it is stated explicitly in this contract, time shall not be of the essence in performance.
  2. If you have to cancel a fitting appointment, scheduling a replacement may be affected by other work commitments, and will negate any deadline.
  3. We shall not be liable for any default due to any act of God or other event beyond our reasonable control.
  4. Acceptance of urgent work is at our discretion, and we will do it on a best endeavours basis and the work will attract a premium charge.

Late cancellation fees:

Late cancellation of an order will incur an appropriate fee at the rate specified above for time spent together with charges for any patterns, fabrics, notions, or other items purchased on behalf of the customer, and any stock items used, at cost.  This includes time spent on historical or fabric research.  Cancellations made after the fashion fabric has been cut to customer specifications will incur the full contract price for the work cancelled (and we agree that in the event of such a cancellation the full contract price shall be deemed to be the quantum of damages).  All items purchased on behalf of the customer will be returned to the customer on payment of the cancellation fee, if the customer so wishes.


  1. We will take a complete set of measurements at the time of order and will make the garment(s) according to these measurements.  We do not make precision fit garments to measurements taken by any other person.  It will therefore be necessary for ALL persons being outfitted to attend at the time of order, or within 14 days.
  2. Where a weight loss plan, pregnancy, or illness/recovery is a factor, please let us know so that we may plan your garment(s) appropriately.
  3. If you need us to take measurements for precision fit garments elsewhere, there will be an additional charge for travel, time, and incidental expenses.
  4. Occasionally, and in special circumstances, we will make garments to measurements we have not taken ourselves.  For these a form detailing the required measurements will be sent and must be completed.  Garments made on these measurements and without personally being fitted to the customer by by cannot be guaranteed to fit.


We see clients by appointment only.

  1. You must bring to any fitting appointments the underwear and shoes that you intend to wear with the completed garment.  The fitting may not proceed otherwise, resulting in extra charges at the rate specified above.
  2. Appointments last up to an hour from the appointment time. Longer appointments may apply for the fitting of multiple garment orders or complex fitting issues. Most fittings take under 30 minutes.  Corset and stays fittings, and the fitting of garments over corsets or stays will take longer.
  3. Please telephone at least 24 hours in advance to cancel appointments; missed or late appointments will incur extra charges at the rate specified above.

Patterns & materials:

  1. Where you supply patterns or materials, it is your responsibility to ensure that they are fit for the intended purpose.  We reserve the right to refuse to work with unsuitable materials.
  2. Patterns provided by you should correspond to actual measurements, not ready to wear sizes.   If you supply the wrong pattern size, extra costs will apply to cover redrafting the pattern or purchasing the correct sized pattern.  A set of measurements and a chart can be provided at the initial consultation, for a small fee.  This will be refunded should you commission the garment.
  3. You should buy no less than the quantity of fabric specified on the pattern.  Inadequate yardage will prejudice our ability to complete the garments as specified by the pattern.  We will return any large pieces of excess material to you with your completed garment(s).
  4. If more than one side of the fabric can be used as the outer side, the side you want as the finished garment right side must be specified in the contract under Details of any special instructions or conditions.

Fitting, collection & payment:

  1. Please respond to a request for fitting or collection within one week; We will start to charge you for storage at £10 per week per garment or roll of fabric after two weeks, as space is at a premium, unless we have a prior arrangement.
  2. Any alterations to the original specification must be agreed in writing, at the time of filling and will be appended to this contract.
  3. Payment in full is required before the garment(s) may be collected or despatched.  All garments remain the property of Jolly Dicey until full payment is received.
  4. Part payment may be required at fitting stage if an order is large, there is to be deferred completion or we have difficulty contacting you for a fitting.  Large in this context means the contract is of a value of £800 or more.
  5. Payment for fabric ordered on your behalf must be made upon placing your order (in addition to the deposit).
  6. For orders of £800 or more we may ask for payment by instalments. We will require the final instalment before collection or despatch of the garment(s).  Instalment dates will be included in the contract under Details of any special instructions or conditions.  You may also request payment by instalments.
  7. Payment is accepted by one or a combination of the following means: Cash, Cheque with guarantee card, Bank transfer, or Paypal to  We reserve the right to wait for cheques to clear before commencing work or releasing your garment.
  8. Where garments are to be posted to the client on completion, they will be sent by first class recorded delivery post, or by carrier, and insured to the value of the fabrics plus the work.  Garments will be sent as soon as the final payment is cleared.

Upon collection or delivery, you should confirm that the garment(s) are as ordered and sign the certificate of acceptance. If for any reason you are unable to sign the certificate on delivery, you must notify me within 3 days of delivery of any alleged defect or failure to comply with instructions, or it shall be deemed that the garments have been made in accordance with your instructions, are free from any defect and that you have accepted them.   Where payment is made upon collection it shall be deemed that the garments have been made in accordance with your instructions, are free from any defect and that you have accepted them.  All other warranties, whether express or implied, by statute or otherwise are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

In the event of any breach of contract, your remedies shall be limited to damages and the quantum of damages for any breach shall be limited to the price of the garment(s) made by us and, if not included in the price, the cost of reasonably equivalent materials (excluding delivery charges).

Such Contract between us shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in the United Kingdom and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom. Any cause of action of the Customer with respect to services ordered from Jolly Dicey: Makers of fine historic and modern dressmust be instituted within six (6) months after any purchase or be forever waived and barred.  All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in the terms and conditions as provided in this document. The language used herein shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party.  All legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with this Contract shall be brought solely in the United Kingdom and the Customer expressly submits to the jurisdiction of said courts and the Customer consents to extra-territorial service of process. Should any part of this Contract be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that anything in or associated with Jolly Dicey: Makers of fine historic and modern dress is in conflict or inconsistent with this Contract, this Contract shall take precedence and any representations which may have been made explicitly do not form a part of the contract nor have they induced you to enter into it.  Failure of Jolly Dicey: Makers of fine historic and modern dress to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. Nothing in this contract should be deemed to remove any of your statutory rights as a consumer.


I acknowledge that I have read the Terms and Conditions for Personal Service set out by Jolly Dicey: Makers of fine historic and modern dress, and agree to be bound by them

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Consultation Dates

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Fitting 1



Fitting 2


Fitting 3



Fitting 4


Initial Consultation

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High Hip


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Details of any special instructions or conditions:









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Fabrics and findings



Design and Making fee






Address and Signature of commissioning agent:










Signature of Contractor:

On behalf of  Jolly Dicey: Makers of fine historic and modern dress





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