How can we help you?
Whether it's your gown, or the wardrobe you keep it in, we can help achieve something unique, stylish and distinctive, from the ubiquitous little black dress, to your majestic abode.
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different"
The Answers You Need
HOW LONG DO DRESSES TAKE TO MAKE?
We usually ask for a number of months’ notice on any outfit order, especially if your event is May-August (the busiest time in the social/wedding calendar) This is to guarantee we can fit it into our work schedule and get the fabrics and trims in time.
Always contact us to see if you can be slotted into our schedule, we have been known to turn a couture dress round in 6 weeks- it really depends on elements like fabric and trims availability, the specialised personnel, and your flexibility for fitting appointments.
Couture takes time, but the results are worth it, we need to factor in ordering fabric in advance, and we need to schedule in at least 3 appointments for the perfect fit.
DO YOU HAVE A RANGE OF SAMPLES TO TRY?
We are a completely original bespoke service and will work with you, your preferences and ideas, look books, fabrics and colours. Come to a meeting with a few ideas or photos and we’ll throw amazing sketches and ideas into the pot to come up with the perfect design solution for you and your event.
I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE I ORDER MY OUTFIT HOW LATE CAN I LEAVE IT TO ORDER?
Your gown or outfit will be made like a piece of beautiful engineering for your body, it would be a crime to not be able to fit into it a few months down the line. Settle at your shape and weight for a few months then start the process. These are investment pieces to have in your wardrobe and enjoy for years!
CAN I CHOOSE ANY COLOUR?
Any colour, any finish- everything we do will be completely original, just for you, all options and fabrics can be discussed at your consultation
WHAT IS MADE TO MEASURE?
We take your measurements and make a garment in stages to fit you, you will be required to attend at least 3 fittings, so we can ensure the dress fits you perfectly. The final quote for the item will include all the fittings and consultations.
HOW MANY FITTINGS WILL I NEED?
Usually 3 fittings, the first is a Toile fitting (a mock- up) made in calico to get the fit and styling right-this is used for the pattern for the final fabric.
I HAVE A PICTURE OF A DRESS, CAN YOU MAKE ME A REPLICA?
No, we do not copy other designers work, so please do not ask us to. But we’re really happy to use the pictures to start the design discussion.
CAN I SEND YOU THE LINK TO MY PINTEREST BOARD?
Absolutely, and we’ll share ours too- it’s the swapping of ideas that gets the creativity flowing.
WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE FOR YOUR OUTFITS?
This would depend on the items, fabric, cut etc- a simple wedding guest dress could start around £300 to £500, a couture jacket £500 upwards, and luxurious silk cocktail gowns £800 plus, we can do an accurate costing at your consultation, as it will depend on many factors: fabric, details, embellishment and labour involved to create that piece. If there is an item on the website gallery you like or want something similar to it, then please feel free to contact us and we can give you an idea of the price options.
HOW LONG IS A CONSULTATION?
We allocate 1 hour per consultation.
If you are delayed, it will make your appointment shorter, as we may have someone booked in for the next hourly slot. Please try and telephone if you are running late.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR CONSULTATIONS?
NO, consultations are FREE of charge, but please do us the courtesy of telling us if you cannot make an appointment, so that we can offer the time to someone else!
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING AND WEAR FOR A CONSULTATION?
Wear a good bra and full knickers, and shoes of similar heel height to be worn.
DO YOU DO EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS?
All appointments are by mutual agreement, anytime.
DO YOU MAKE BRIDESMAID GOWNS?
We offer a complete design service for any special occasion, weddings, Ascot, black tie- call us!