Follow these very simple steps to commission your own perfect, unique make for a special occasion
STEP 1 – Look for the Look
Look online for the ‘look’ you like. It could be a cocktail dress, historical dress, ballgown, etc. Pinterest and Google Images are great places to start. Don’t forget to think about colours, neckline, hemline, fabrics, sleeves, etc
Gather a selection of images and email over to us what you are looking for. All the makes are commissioned as a draft – so no standard pattern is used. Don’t forget to let us know timescales, where you are and the look you like.
Within a few days we will respond with a hand-drawn sketch of ‘the look’ with some fabric options. We will then be able to cost out how much the dress will be. We charge approx £12 an hour plus fabric, material costs.
STEP 4 – The work begins…
Once signed off, we will send you a measurements form, and invoice for the work. The sewing will begin once the invoice has been paid. Depending on the complexity of the dress it could take 2 weeks (or more) to make. But we will let you know during the process.
The whole process made me feel very special. Buying dresses off ‘rack’ is just not the same when you have something tailored to fit your measurements. I commissioned a lace outfit for a cruise, and was complemented… a lot! Thank you!