Once you decide too proceed with our bespoke design services, we can schedule your First Fitting with Iryna.
During this first custom dress fitting, your measurements will be taken 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. Any re-styling or additions (e.g. extra crystals, netting, changes to original lines etc) will also be discussed here.
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.
If your gown has a lace-up corset, we would recommend where possible that your ‘dresser’ on the day accompany you to one of these appointments in order to learn the rudiments of the dress fastening and positioning.
The average time span from a first fitting through to a gown collection is approximately eight weeks. The custom wedding dress design and making process takes from 1 to 3 months. In individual circumstances, there can be some flexibility.
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!