It all begins with an initial chat to discuss ideas and designs whether they are reworked, bespoke or found.
I will then draft a quote of what I expect the costings to be. This ranges from whether it’s fully bespoke or a reworked idea to what fabrics. (The price I initially quote rarely changes unless the dress has a radical design change).
Bespoke dresses generally start from £1,500, but I can always work to a budget so please don’t let that put you off of getting in touch!
On acceptance of the quote I ask for a 50% deposit (this is to cover the costs of ordering fabrics) I ask for the final payment one week before completion.
After taking your unique set of measurements I then make a toile (mock up) for you to try on. This is where we can really discuss design and work together to achieve your ideas.
We would also confirm fabric choices at this fitting.
The next process is a series of fittings in the real fabric, this can involve as many fittings as needed to get the dress perfect.
I always aim to finish a couple of weeks before the big date and the dress will be ready to collect in a hanging garment bag.
I suggest undoing the bag the night before the wedding and letting the dress hang out of the bag so any creases can drop...my favourite tip is to hairdry the dress if you do spot any creases!