Process of Custom Made Clothing
Custom-made clothing is, as the name suggests, made according to your own unique measurements, so you can be assured that the finished product will fit you like a glove. All dresses are made to order — your dress will be the only one of its kind! Bespoke designer, Lana Gerimovich, will have a consultation with you before sketching the design to make your dreams come true. Unlike custom made shops, bespoke designer creates new patterns based on your particular measurements. This makes your outfits truly one-of-a-kind designed just for you. Alis Fashion Design starts the dressmaking process from the very beginning, finding high-quality fabric from our own sources to provide you with optimum comfort.
All dresses are sewn in here our boutique in Scottsdale with detail and care. Having a custom made dress created with couture techniques and quality fabric, not to mention handmade finishing for your garments/outfits, make you look unique and create a one of a kind expression of who you are.
Please take a look at our Portfolio page to see our quality of custom designed dresses.
The estimate for custom work is based on cost of materials and how many hours of labor to put in. Our labor costs $75/hour including pattern making, fitting, cutting, and the sewing process itself. Basic custom projects normally take a minimum of 10 hours. It can vary widely depending on fabric selection, style, and details. An estimate of the full cost will be provided upfront and should be agreed upon before any work begins. Our lead time of custom made clothing such as special occasion dresses is 6months, whereas it is 8 months lead time for bespoke wedding gowns or redesigning vintage bridal gowns.
- The initial consultation to determine the design, style, and fabrics, is $45/hour (1 hour minimum). Once you decide to pursue bespoke/custom made/restyle and redesign with us, this consultation fee will be used toward your order. Please bring your ideas such as pictures and drawings.
- A deposit to cover supplies such as fabrics is required upfront.
- 2-4 fittings are required before the garment is completed depending on complexity of design.
- Final payment is due at delivery.
- Even if you are not local and cannot see us physically, we can do all of the above processes long distance.
For more questions and concerns or placing your order, please contact us via our contact form to give us a full detail. Our bespoke bridal gown starts at $1,900 plus cost of materials and special occasion dress starts at $1,200 plus cost of materials. Please make sure that you fill out “Budget” for any costume inquiry, which gives us the best option to determine what types of fabrics we can use to fit into your budget.
If you live within 20 miles of Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, area fittings can take place at your home or workplace. Once the transformation is complete, the garment will be returned to you at the time of your convenience. A travel charge applies to this service.