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Cindy Lee NeiraBy Cindy Lee Neira
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Cindy Lee NeiraBy Cindy Lee Neira
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$1,538
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 1 2016 6:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hello everyone! Thank you very much for visiting my page! My name is Cindy Lee and I am offering my beautiful and timeless handmade dresses at the lowest possible price that I will ever be able to offer. This is made possible by Kickstarter's all or nothing program. Also if you have a few minutes, please watch a Las Vegas Fashion Show clip that is posted above!

I'm very passionate about this project. Just as many others with similar goals, I have always worked full time for other companies in order to support my dreams. This hasn't left much time for other parts of my life. Throughout the years I have always accepted this, knowing that one day a shift will come and the next part of my life will unfold. The creation of my brick and mortar retail shop is the next step in my journey. If you make a pledge, you will be supporting this dream. You will also be receiving beautiful high quality dresses that feel amazing! 

My vision for my retail dress shop includes not only my house brand, Pin-Up by Cindy Lee, but many other lovely brands that I know women adore. With the success of this project, not only will my dream for this shop be made reality, but many other business owners with a passion for this niche market will benefit as well. 

Each Pin-Up by Cindy Lee design is available in standard and plus sizing. We only use high quality fabrics that offer a bit of stretch and incredible comfort. This added stretch ensures a beautiful fit that will compliment any shape. Much of our inspiration has been derived from the soft, feminine expressions of vintage women’s wear, including vintage lingerie.

If there is a quantity or combination of dresses that you would like and it is not listed as a pledge option, please let me know and I will add it for you!

Model photo by Elizabeth J Photography
Model photo by Elizabeth J Photography

All of my dresses are made with high quality fabrics. This includes luxurious Millenium fabric, lovely lace, and quality cotton prints. All dresses are made with a constructed bust that is carefully reinforced with three layers of fabric and thick adjustable satin-finish bra straps to ensure maximum fit. Plus sizes are made with slightly thicker straps. Some styles include a charming removable handmade brooch. Pencil dresses are finished with a 10” pleat.

Paris Pin-Up Pencil Dress- Available in Nude or Olive. This lovely dress is made out of soft Millenium fabric. This luxurious fabric offers plenty of stretch as well as stability. The top is Nude or Olive with an elegant black lace overlay and lace detail along the bust.

Claire Marie/Photographer Michael Bann
Claire Marie/Photographer Michael Bann

 

Miss Lucy Lux/Model photo by pinupdreams.com
Miss Lucy Lux/Model photo by pinupdreams.com

 

Vintage Rose Pencil Dress- This lovely Vintage Rose Print dress is made out of soft cotton and Millenium fabric. The back of this dress is made out of soft Millenium fabric that has just the right amount of stretch. This fabric supports and conforms beautifully to the body. Includes a charming removable handmade brooch.

Claire Marie/Photographer Michael Bann
Claire Marie/Photographer Michael Bann

 Available in Pink/Cream or Ivory/Black

Blue Sapphire Rose Pencil Dress- This lovely Sapphire Rose Print dress is made out of soft cotton and Millenium fabric. The back of this dress is made out of soft Millenium fabric that has just the right amount of stretch. This fabric supports and conforms beautifully to the body. Includes a charming removable handmade brooch.

Brittany Jean/Model photo by pinupdreams.com
Brittany Jean/Model photo by pinupdreams.com

Chantilly Lace Pencil Dress- Part of the Chantilly Collection, this stunning pencil dress dress is made from soft Millenium fabric with a beautiful black lace overlay. This luxurious fabric offers plenty of stretch as well as stability. Includes a charming removable handmade brooch.

Available with Nude or Olive fabric underlay. Shown here with Nude fabric underneath.

Millie Michelle/Model photo by pinupdreams.com
Millie Michelle/Model photo by pinupdreams.com

Marilyn Lace Pencil Dress- This dress is made out of soft Lace and Millenium fabric. This lace has a beautiful soft pink-purple hue. The back of this dress is made out of soft Millenium fabric that has just the right amount of stretch. This fabric supports and conforms beautifully to the body. Includes a charming removable handmade brooch.

Vintage Bustier Pencil Dress- The Vintage Bustier design is revamped into a sexy pencil dress. This style is made out of soft Millenium fabric with a black lace overlay and elastic trim. The satin bust panels feature five rows of decorative circle stitching.

Jaclyn Espina/Model photo by JMVfoto
Jaclyn Espina/Model photo by JMVfoto

 

Chantilly Swing Dress- Part of the Chantilly Collection, this gorgeous swing dress is made from soft Millenium fabric with a beautiful black lace overlay. The top has a constructed bust that is carefully reinforced with three layers of fabric and finished with two sparkling Rhinestone buttons.

Available with Nude or Olive fabric underlay. Shown here with Nude fabric underneath.

Miss Victory Violet/Elizabeth J Photography
Miss Victory Violet/Elizabeth J Photography

 Looks beautiful with or without a petticoat. Petticoat not included.

Suzy Starliner/Model photo by pinupdreams.com
Suzy Starliner/Model photo by pinupdreams.com

 

Paris Swing Dress- This lovely full circle swing dress is made out of soft Millenium fabric. The top is Nude or Olive with an elegant black lace overlay and lace detail along the bust.

Available in Nude or Olive. Looks beautiful with or without a petticoat. Petticoat not included.

Vintage Rose Swing Dress- Pink/Cream cotton print                                               Blue Sapphire Rose Swing Dress- Blue/White cotton print

Our Pin-Up Pencil has been revamped into an ultra feminine swing dress! Made out of 100% Cotton. The back is designed with wonderful smocking to ensure a comfortable and snug fit. Includes a charming removable handmade brooch.

 Vintage Rose Swing Dress- Ivory/Black cotton print with Black skirt

 

 

"Dearest Cindy Lee, My Chantilly Lace dress just arrived today and even though I own well over 100 dresses, I can confidently say this is my new favorite. And so well made and gorgeous! Some of the others I have cost less and some of them cost more, but even at $215, I think the one I got from you is the best value. I'm already raving to my friends who are fans of pin up, vintage, and repro, so hopefully you'll have more orders soon. I will be buying again and will share a photo on the Pin-Up by Cindy Lee Facebook page when I get dolled up and wear my new dress out. Thank you for making beautiful things!"  -Khara

"Hi!  Not sure if you remember me but I bought this dress at Viva. I wore it recently in a pinup pageant and I just wanted to write you a little note saying how amazing this dress is. I felt like a '50's Queen in it and I got so many compliments. Everyone raved about the dress! I wanted to send you this picture of me in it :) I can't wait to get more pieces from you!!!" -Lauren         

"I cannot say enough great things about this item! Absolutely beautiful quality and craftsmanship! Fits wonderfully, arrived faster than expected and I can't wait to buy from again! Thanks!" 

"For this ad we actually shot these dresses in our own studio for Cindy Lee which obviously gave us the opportunity to really check them out. We have to say, we highly endorse the quality of the garments. They are first rate and we endorse them highly.    Un-solicited the model went on and on about how great they "felt".                                              -Retro Lovely Magazine

 

These measurements are simply a guideline. My dresses are made with fabrics that are able to conform to all shapes and sizes. If unsure of a size, I would be happy to recommend one for you.

 

Miss Victory Violet/Elizabeth J Photography
Miss Victory Violet/Elizabeth J Photography

 

Risks and challenges

I have established relationships throughout the years with companies that are able to help me fulfill orders and complete this project successfully. I have had experience working in the manufacturing industry and I do realize that unexpected challenges do come up. I believe that the experience I have gained over the years has given me a strong ability to foresee potential issues in production as well as the ability to overcome challenges as smoothly as possible. I have the experience and the necessary help in order to complete this project. It is my goal to have all orders shipped out just in time for the holidays. This is what I will consider a successfully completed project. Occasionally challenges do arise that just cannot be predicted. I promise to keep you informed of any possible delays that may arise throughout production.

Exchanges- If you would like to exchange an item for a different size, I would be happy to help you. I do plan on adding some extra pieces to the production for these reasons. However, if an item is not in stock, please allow up to approximately 3 weeks for the new dress to be shipped. Thank you!

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