Having custom-made dresses (bespoke dresses) 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.
The estimate for custom work is based on cost of materials and how many hours of labor is put in.
Our labor includes:
unique design drafting,
the sewing process itself.
Basic bespoke dress/garment/jacket 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. Bridal gown take over 80 hours to make. Special occasion, formal dress – over 40 hours.
Here at MILA Fashion, we listen to our clients soaking up their feedback and always focus our minds on creating a solution to help our customers to find the perfect dress and within their budget.
The custom dress design and making process takes from 1 to 3 months and prices start at $450 for a simple dress. See all prices here. Schedule your appointments in advance. Wait time is over 1 month.
Listening to your ideas during your custom dress design consultation, Iryna will help you bring to light the perfect silhouette, and you’ll be able to compare the drape, texture and shade of different fabric samples. On average, we will spend 1-2 hours with you discussing your idea. Iryna can meet you at your location within 30 mile radius of Reston, VA.
Following this meeting, you’ll receive a couple beautiful design sketches of your bespoke gown, fabric swatches, and details about our service booking for you to consider at home. This is where the fun really starts!
Once you decide too proceed with our bespoke design services, we can schedule your First Fitting with Iryna.
During this first fitting, Iryna takes your measurements so that pattern drafting can begin.
Please note that all dresses are entirely bespoke, and with each dress being so different from another, it is impossible to stock a range available for trying on. But we will be happy to show some photos and a portfolio of our designs. This fitting takes about 45 mins to 1 hour.
A deposit of 50% is required so that work can begin.
If you live within 30 miles of Reston, Virginia 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.
Remember that while patterns and silhouette are still in progress, we can still build upon the design with tweaks and embellishments.
Depending on your design and fit requirements, two or more fittings will be required, where you will try a simple cotton fabric mockup of your dress to check fit of the dress, and decide upon further design features before cutting in fine fabrics which will be closer to the end of the process.
A few weeks before your special date we will call you for a final fitting to make any adjustments to the fit of the dress.
Even if you are not local and cannot see us physically, we can do all of the above processes long distance.
1. At your fittings, it is important to wear your special day lingerie to see the effect they have on the shape of your body, and the shape of your dress.
3. Iryna can also design beautiful shoe accessories and gorgeous bridal accessories to match your gown! Just ask!