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The Process

Ideas & Inspiration

It all starts with a desire and an idea!


I’m here to listen and work with you to create your dream design, having images, sketches or colour

schemes can really help me get your vibe. 


However, if you haven’t fully realised your ideas yet, that’s totally fine. Feel free to browse through my design archive or take a look at my Instagram feed for more inspiration. I also encourage you to create Pinterest or mood boards to

gather all of your ideas together.

Or if you prefer, you can let me know your general concepts and I can let my inspiration run wild for you.

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Design Consultation 

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 a consultation 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 for you.

I will then show you up to three design options to choose from and we can narrow down which aspects you like so that we can get closer to your ideal design.

Sourcing & Measuring

After finalising your design together; I will source fabrics and embellishment samples for you to feel for the textures and colours to choose from.

 A quote will also be sent and measurements will be taken either in person or through a video fitting, ready for me to start your bespoke pattern.


This is where your creation starts to go from

a sketch to reality!

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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 adapt 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.

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!



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.

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