The Bespoke Process
It all begins with chat at my studio in Shoreditch where I show you fabrics, samples, and I can answer any questions you have about the bespoke process. Bring any images which inspire you, to use a starting point. I will sketch up some designs as we chat about what you’d like. You are also more than welcome to bring friends or family as your bespoke journey will be a fun and memorable experience. After this I can do an accurate quote of how much your commission will be.
Sign off and Deposit
If you would like to go ahead, then I send you an invoice for half of the total amount. The last half is due when you collect your piece.
Sketches, Fabric & Measurements
I will sketch up your design and together we can change and refine it. I listen and guide you to ensure we are creating something that will flatter you and exceed your expectations. I will also prepare a range of fabrics which match your brief and budget. I have a wonderful relationship with some of the best fabric suppliers from around the world, and I really pride myself on sourcing you the best. At this stage I will also take your measurements ready to make your mock up.
This is your design made up in calico or a fabric similar (but less expensive) to your real thing. The toile is to get the perfect fit, and for you to make any design changes.
Your Dress Fittings
Made in your real fabric and tailored to your exact measurements, this is the most exciting part of the the whole journey. Your dress is made in stages so you can make changes as we go. We usually have about 4 fittings and the the result will be a sublime custom made piece, created just for you.
As a 50 year old bride I was understandably nervous about achieving the right look for my wedding day. If you the add in the fact that I stand just over 5 feet tall with an H size bust and a rather voluptuous figure I was beginning to think that I would never find anything I would be happy with. I also had the added challenge of getting married in the heat as I was marrying abroad and only had 12 weeks until the big day!
Then I found “amazing Grace”! She really is incredible, she totally understood my concerns and insecurities and after a few emails and telephone conversation I went to meet her and look at materials . It was then that I knew I was in very safe hands. It was just like she had reached inside my mind and selected all the beautiful fabrics I would have been drawn to. At every stage she reassured, advised listened and suggested options. She designed and created my dream dress and I cannot recommend her highly enough. It was very important that the dress was as cool as possible and Grace totally got the brief and suggested the materials that would work best. Her standard of finish is impeccable and she works with you to achieve your dream. Thank you Grace,I feel privileged that you were able to create my gown.
Grace altered my wedding dress and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is so warm and friendly and put me and my mum completely at ease in her beautiful studio. She is a complete professional! On my wedding day the dress fitted like a glove and I felt amazing. Thank you Grace
Grace is a superstar! It’s such a nice feeling being able to design your own bridesmaid dresses! Grace made the whole process seamless and made the dresses look amazing! I had so many compliments on them! I highly recommend using Grace! Her attention to detail and quality of work is amazing