A little about Laurie
Why consider custom?
- Historically Inspired
- Ethnic Inspired
- Wedding headpieces
Items for sale
Costuming and Danceware
Five reasons to consider
a custom made gown:
A custom made gown fits like it was made just for you because it was. Custom clothiers take
into consideration not only your dress size but your proportions when they create a gown for you, and
will work with you to make you look the best you can. Typically, a custom clothier will make a
muslin, or practice garment, to perfect the fit for you before your real gown fabric is even cut.
That way they can compensate for any of the little irregularities that every body has, minimize any
figure issues, and make the gown of your dreams fit you like a dream.
Have a passion for silk? A love of lush, opulent fabrics? A soft spot for lace?
The desire to have a little color spice up your gown? A custom made gown can incorporate all of
your favorite details. Whether you want a sleek, modern gown or a lavish, historically inspired one,
a custom clothier can accommodate your wishes, even when you change your mind.
No one else in the world has your taste, your style, your figure. So why should they be wearing your
gown? Why should you be wearing theirs? But that is exactly what happens when you go to a
boutique – you end up with someone else's dream. When you have your gown custom made, you can
be assured that no one else in the world will ever wear that same gown (unless, of course, you pass yours
on). It will be all yours to treasure forever.
Are you aware that when you buy a gown off of the rack, several people have had a hand in making it?
There are cutters, and stitchers, and the people who do the beadwork, and the ones who do the finishing
work. Much of the work on wedding gowns is done overseas, in a small factory setting. When
your gown is custom made, you know exactly where it was made and by whom. And you can oversee the
quality of the construction through your fittings. Also, most custom clothiers include details such as
lingerie straps that are not always included in mass produced gowns. And you know for a fact that no
unethical labor practices were involved.
Most commercially made gowns need to have some alterations done, even though that gown wasn't put into
production until you ordered it. These costs can range from $100 to $500 or more, adding as much
as 25 - 50% to the cost of your gown. As a custom made gown is made to fit only you, and the fit is
refined through fitting it directly to you, the final price is the final price, with no hidden costs.