One consultation, one mockup fitting, & a finely-made standard garment.
A design and measurement consultation for a customized pattern, fitted with a mockup, and sewn with care to match your detailed measurements.
Quality Level: Good
The bespoke fitted experience starts at $650-1,600+ (+/-40hrs)
Bespoke is more than just a new garment, it is the pampering of the bespoke experience. This tier includes the specialized customer service of a short design consultation, detailed measurement-taking and the fitting of one mockup. The Bespoke Fitted tier will not only provide you with the experience of custom-made, but will leave you with a beautiful quality garment in your unique size. In order to bring your design to life, you may choose from the pattern & fabric suppliers lists, or have a custom Delska pattern drafted ($100+). Going beyond the sewing itself, a standard 20 hours of design, patterning/fitting and customer service is reserved for bringing your vision to life at this luxurious tier. To get a better fitting final piece, we will fit one mockup (in-person or virtually) of your design before cutting into your chosen fabric. Garments at this tier will be made with some efficiency in mind, with fine details and period practices reserved for only the necessary elements. You will finish your bespoke experience with a beautiful quality handmade final product to add to your wardrobe. Generally, fitted day dresses start at $800.
Economy self-directed "just-the-sewing" tier.
A client-provided commercial pattern sewn up to match your basic measurements.
Quality Level: Fair
The made-to-measure experience starts at $160-$590+
This is the most economical tier, and most self-directed. It involves no consultations, and no fittings. Made-to-Measure is a "just the sewing" experience. This tier is most similar to shopping off Etsy (but with more style options). You simply independently choose & purchase your fabrics and sewing pattern from my curated list of suppliers, and I'll sew it in your Bust-Waist-Hip-Length size! Your final garment will be available for pickup, or will be shipped to you. This tier is a personalized dressmaking experience that strikes the balance between efficiency and bespoke. Made-to-Measure is a great choice for basic garments that don't need to be closely fitted to the shape of the body and don't require additional style customization. Because there's no required in-person element, it also works well for long-distance work. Plain day skirts start at $135, 30s buttoned trousers $190, plain unlined day dresses start at $225-245.
All prices are listed in Canadian Dollars. Cost of materials not included.
Dressmaking investment tiers are estimates only. All commission pricing is ultimately based on an hourly rate for customer service, garment research, personal styling/fashion design, pattern drafting, fitting & sewing time.
Please allow a minimum of one month for commissions (more for larger projects)