Your custom dress
How does it work ?
Each dress is unique, fully handcrafted by the designer herself, tailor made according to your personality, your tastes, and your desires.
1 – Get in touch with the designer
Sylvie will come back to you so as to refine your request by email or to fix an appointment, you will discuss your project, your desires, as well as the pricing and timetable aspects.
2 – Sketching & materials
Following the first exchanges and the agreement in principle, the designer will submit a first sketch to you showing the general line of your custom dress as well as the materials to be used. A detailed invoice will also be issued.
You are free to readjust any aspect of your custom dress, you will benefit from the wise advice of Sylvie who will support you in your choices for an optimal rendering, in accordance with your desires and your morphology.
3 – Execution & delivery
Once the sketch and the materials have been validated, Sylvie will start working on your custom dress.
If you have the ability to come to Sylvie’s workshop, you will be invited to a first fitting, at this stage the dress is being created, only the structure is present. You will then be invited to a second fitting, the dress will have taken its final shape, you will be able to appreciate the final result.
If you do not have the ability to come to Sylvie’s workshop it’s also possible to order remotely, the designer is used to work based on photos and detailed measurements. You will try on your dress when you receive it home, if any adjustment is necessary the dress can be returned.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions..
I don’t have the ability to come to Arras, may I order remotely from abroad ?
It is definitely possible to order a custom-made dress remotely or from abroad. The designer is used to work based on photos and detailed measurements. You will be able to try on your dress when you receive it home, if any adjustment is needed the dress can be sent back for the designer to proceed with the necessary changes.
What is the average timeframe needed for the creation of a custom-made dress ?
Each creation is fully handcrafted, it takes 100 to 300 hours of work to create a dress, however the availability of the designer must be taken into account. It’s recommended to contact Sylvie between 6 months and a year before the date of the event. If you need a dress within a shorter timeframe (2 weeks to 1 month) we invite you to visite the “Available dresses” section.
What is the average price range for a custom-made dress ?
The average price range for a custom-made dress is between 2 500 euros and 6 000 euros, the dress prices depends of the level of complexity, the cost of the materials as well as your morphology.
What are the payment terms ?
Payment of 50% of the invoice amount is expected at the time of the sketch validation, the rest of the amount will be paid at the time of the delivery. Payment arrangements may be proposed on demand.