MADE TO MEASURE
Bespoke Mother of the Bride Outfits & Womens Made to Measure Business Suits
SPECIAL ORDERS - MADE TO MEASURE AND DEMI-COUTURE
For customers who are a standard size 6 or 18 (which we do not stock) or where sizes have sold out, we are happy to make your size with no surcharge if fabric is available. Please note however that any alterations required once items have been made will be charged as per stock in the shop.We are also happy to take Special Orders for Made to Measure (MTM) and Demi-Couture items if we have the fabric available. For these items surcharges apply which are to cover: the increased costs charged by the manufacturer for making a one off item, sourcing of special trims, creating special patterns (which varies hugely due to the difference in complexity) and very often special visits to the manufacturer to ensure they are using the correct fabric/pattern/trim and finish and carriage charges of the finished garment to the shop.
Made to Measure items include:
• Standard size items that are in style/fabric combinations not offered in our collection
• Anything involving very minor alterations to our existing patterns (small changes to waist or hip, changes to necklines, lengths etc,)
For standard size items there is a MTM surcharge of between £150 and £200 per item, however please note that there is often slight variation in sizing due to differences in fabric and should any alterations be required once made, in some circumstances these may be charged in addition.
When minor alterations to our patterns are required the surcharge is from £200 to £250 per item.
Where we need to create a totally new size for customers who our outside our standard 6-18 size range, or have particular other requirements, patterns are charged from £250 to £350 per item. (Once made however, these patterns may be used again for future orders. If we create a special size pattern for a customer we do not charge for any alterations required once the item has been made.
Delivery for Special Orders is generally 4 - 6 weeks from receipt of order but this may be longer at certain times of year. If pattern work is required this may be from 6 – 8 weeks. Please also allow time for minor alterations once the garment is made (this generally takes about a week).
Charges and deposits:
We ask for the MTM and pattern charges plus 50% of the cost of the items at the time of placing orders. The balance may be paid once any alterations have been made and the outfit is finished.
Unfortunately we are unable to create totally new styles for customers and only offer styles form within our current or previous collections. We are sorry but we are not able to make up a customer’s own fabric.