The cost will depend entirely on your design. The amount of fabric, lace or detail will all influence the price. The design appointment is when we will sketch your design, choose fabrics, and cost out the garment. There is no fee for the design session, so you can explore the possibilities. It is most helpful if you have your garment budget in mind. It can help us when choosing the fabrics and details of your design, plus potentially keep you within your budget.
Timing is everything! Meaning, your timing. We will work with your schedule for fittings and completion, but we have to get you on our schedule in order to accommodate. The best answer is, the more time you give us the better. If you want to be sure, give us a call.
We will have multiple fittings and opportunities for you to share your concerns or design change ideas. The sooner you discuss them, the easier it will be to make the changes to the design that will make you happy. The changes may be free as part of the process, or may generate a price change. We want you to love your garment, so we will work with you.
Some design changes are minimal and we won't charge for them. If you change fabric, color or have major changes to the pattern, there will be additional cost. All changes are possible, and we will discuss the cost changes with you.
Not unless we have removable or changeable parts to the dress. We can design your wedding gown so that it not only bustles the train, but perhaps bustles the front of the dress as well. It depends on the design of the dress. We recommend choosing ONE pair of shoes for both parts of the day. If you must wear high heels, try to find comfortable platforms that are the same height as your heels.
Just yourself! You are encouraged to bring your inspiration photos, but it is not required. Your inspiration can come from anywhere! A favorite blouse that inspires a dress. A feeling from your favorite romantic movie. Or it could just be a color swatch. Lora will help you find the words that will give her the information she needs to design your garment.
Yes! It is desirable to already have the actual shoes for the fitting. You can bring a substitute pair if you are sure of the heel height. If not, you could be paying for a hem that is not accurate for your special shoes.
Yes. But we will charge you to do the alterations again. If you are on a weight loss quest, just let us know so we can schedule extra fittings before we do the work. We will let you know when you have to hold off on more weight loss in order not to incur more charges.