What is the process of having something custom made and how much does it cost?

STEP 1: CONSULTATIONS - FREE

1-hr consultations are FREE.  We get together to discuss all the details about the piece you would like to have made.  Any images or pieces of inspiration can be collected to go through together during this time.

 

STEP 2: DESIGN PROPOSAL - $200-300

Following consultations, a design proposal will be drawn up.  Design proposals can range from $200-300, depending on the number of revisions and complexity of designs.  Proposals will include quotes, sketches, and fabric samples. 

Upon approval of design proposals, 50% of the fee will go towards the overall cost of the project.

 

STEP 3: PRODUCTION - $300-5000+

Price points for custom made pieces are as follows:

 

  • Small Accessories start at $300 +materials
  • Large Accessories start at $600 +materials

 

  • Simple, unlined garments start at $300 +materials
  • Simple, lined garments start at $600 +materials

 

  • Bridal starts at $5000 +materials

 

Fittings will be arranged for all garments and bridal to ensure the perfect fit.

Upon approval of design proposals, 50% of the agreed upon price for the project is required up front.  The remaining 50% +materials will be due upon completion.  All receipts for materials are saved and included in the final invoice provided. 


How long does it take to have something made?

Timelines for custom made pieces depend on availability of materials, number of other ongoing custom orders, and Client's availability for garment and bridal fittings.

General timelines for items are:

 

  • Bags & Accessories: approx. 6-8 weeks
  • Garments: approx. 6-12 weeks
  • Bridal: approx. 2-6 months

 

Rush orders can be accomodated for an additional fee.


What is the difference between a regular dress and a wedding gown?

Wedding gowns are typically made from finer fabrics that require elevated techniques in handling and finishing.  There are many hours of delicate handwork involved.  Wedding gowns come with built-in foundation to provide proper support to brides without the aid of external brassieres.  More fittings in the bridal process allow brides to explore all options for what is best for them.                        


Why does it cost so much to have something custom made?

You are investing in a piece that was made entirely for you, that nobody else will ever have.

Every bespoke piece is made using a pattern that has been drafted from scratch using client measurements.  Designs are catered to the needs and desires of the client.  Quality materials are then sourced with client parameters in mind.  Each piece is handmade in Toronto with the utmost care and attention to detail.  


Where are the materials sourced and why are they not included in the cost?

Most materials are sourced locally in Toronto, some online.  Because they are outsourced and can vary drastically from project to project, we can not guarantee pricing.


Why bespoke over fast-fashion?

To wear pieces that were created just for you, and to support local artists.