How we make your dress
1. We begin with the inspiration
That might be a photo you bring us; a dress you saw in a magazine or a gown from your favorite movie. Or It may just be the words you would use to describe your dream dress – romantic, elegant, modern, sophisticated, smart – or perhaps you might ask us what we think would flatter you most.
(We meet over a cup of coffee or discuss it via telephone/email, whatever suits you best. If you don’t have an idea of that perfect dress yet we will be happy to send you pics with some ideas that will suit your bodytype)
2. We take your individual body measurements
To ensure your bespoke dress is fitted to perfection we will take individual body measurements, create a mock up of the apparel , and prepare your own couture pattern which will be cut precisely to make sure that all proportions are correct and the garment is cut to flatter your body.
(This stage requires a personal meeting. You are welcome to visit our L’Atelier in the center, or we can come to your home/office)
3. We choose & buy fabric and materials
We always welcome our clients to participate in the fabric choosing process, but in the most cases we do it on our own, after we have agreed on colors, design and budget.
(No personal meeting is required )
4. We make a fitting
At this stage we can still change, add or redesign parts of your dress.
(This stage requires a personal meeting. You are welcome to visit our L’Atelier in the center, or we can come to your home/office. Some garments require two fittings depending on the complexity.)
5. TA DAAA ! Your dress is here and ready to be put on
(You can pick it up at L’Atelier or we will deliver it to your address)
Whether it’s a simple casual dress or an extravagant evening gown it will be made using a mixture of couture hand sewing and machine stitching. It will be fitted to you precisely, and we won’t be completely happy with the results until you are.
Timing & prices
We always strive to deliver your garments as soon as possible. Please allow 3 to 7 working days for a basic/cocktail gown and up to 2 weeks for a sophisticated evening dress with a lot of handcrafted details.
If you are really short on time and know what you want in details, we can skip some stages and be very fast (1-2 days)!
Our prices are reasonable (starting from 1.500 UAH); they depend on the fabric that you choose and the complexity of your design.