Can you make an inexpensive gown?
The question of
inexpensiveness relies heavily on the individual gown we are
discussing, as we may find ways to cut the cost in certain details like
finishings. However there are certain factors like labor and certain
materials that will have a fixed cost no matter what gown we are
Can you make a gown like (insert character's name here) wears
(insert movie/book/tv show/video game/comic book/graphic novel/etc.)?
Like we said in the first
question, we can make almost anything that can be described accurately.
However, when you
request a gown based on a fictional character (or even a historical
figure), please try to include
pictures or links to pictures, just in case we aren't familiar with who
you are talking about. Since we spend a lot of time sewing, taking care
of our families and other activities, we're not always
authorities. However, we have plenty of experience with "Lord of the
Rings" and "Star Wars". Please check out our Jedi
for more information.
My wedding is next week! Can you make a dress for me?
Sadly, we probably won't be able to help you on that unless you decide
one of our premade gowns. Weddings can be very intricate and stressful
to plan and if
you want a custom-made dress, it is probably something you want to
begin looking into at least a year in advance, if not more. Please read
Consultation Page for more information on planning a wedding with
I love one of your available gowns, and all the measurements
perfect... except for the length. Is it possible to make it longer?
Yes, actually, we can. There are a few ways to make it longer. Wearing
a chemise or a longer skirt underneath is the most historically
accurate way to make it longer. We can add a strip of bias tape, but
we have a limited choice of colors and may not be able to match the
actual color of the dress
exactly. We can also add a strip of the original fabric to the bottom
of the dress, but that will
create a visible seam. Lastly, if the dress has trim on it, we can add
the matching trim onto the bottom of the dress with a backing on it so the threads
don't catch, which increases the cost of the dress, but is the most
aesthetically pleasing choice out of the last three.
How do I measure for a gown?
You can find that information on our "How
to Measure for Your Garment" page.
How do you handle payments for custom work?
We need a deposit to start work, usually ½ depending on the
fabric vs labor costs and your deadline. You can order one piece at a
time and the
backlog for non-rush orders is generally 8-12 weeks. (rush orders are
subject to a surcharge) We take: Paypal, personal checks, money orders, MC,
VISA, AMEX, Discover.
Why is there such a long wait?
Firstly, we already have custom orders we are currently working on. And
since we want your gown to be exactly the way you want it, we like to
have the time to send samples to you (via snail mail), and if you don't
like the samples we have on hand, we also want to have the time to
acquire the proper fabrics. However, any given time during the year,
schedule may be different, so you can always call us to check.
Have a question we did not answer here? You will find
more helpful information on the Gowns Custom
page and of course you are always welcome to contact