A little intro into bespoke designs
And now your bespoke garment is complete!
Once the final payment has been received, your creation will either be posted to you delicately wrapped in acid free tissue paper and sent out in a sturdy box/dress bag or will be picked up by you from my studio for you to enjoy.
Starting the real thing!
Once you are happy with the look and fit of the mock ups, I can then get started with the final creation!
After the base of your creation is complete, we can have another fitting to double check that you are completely happy with the look. After this stage I can then let my creativity flow and add some beautiful embellishments!
I like to include you in this process as much as possible, so at the embellishment stage I like to send through in-progress images, when I can. This is my favourite stage as I love to embellish, it just brings the creation all together and can really set the mood of the piece!
Mock ups & Fittings
With your bespoke pattern mapped out, I can start sewing up your first mock-up - this is a test garment made out of similar fabrics to your final creation - which will be adjusted to your body at your first fitting. Any changes needed will be recorded with markings and pins and used to change your pattern for your next fitting.
I usually estimate around two to three mock-ups for each bespoke design, but this can differ due to many different reasons, one of which being how intricate the final design will be.
Sourcing & Measuring
After finalising your design together; fabrics and embellishment samples will be sourced for you to choose from, a quote will be sent and measurements will be taken, ready to start your bespoke pattern.
This is where your bespoke creation starts to go from design to reality!
Once you have shared your ideas with me - no matter how rough those ideas might be - I will have a better picture of what you would like and can work with you to refine them into your dream garment!
We can book an appointment and talk about all of the details; like if its for a special occasion, what kind of fabrics and trims you would like, colours, textures etc. so that I can create something that works within your specifications.
I will then show you up to three possible design options for you to choose from and we can narrow down which aspects you like so that we can get closer to your ideal design.
Ideas & Inspiration
Like with everything, it all starts with an idea!
I’m here to listen and work with you to create your dream design, so if you haven’t fully pinned down everything fully, that’s fine.
It might be helpful to create Pinterest or mood boards to gather all of their ideas together in one place. I can also share any ideas I have that might be of interest.