Happy is an understatement! The dresses are beautiful, even better than what I had imagined!
At the initial consultation with Naomi you will discuss your design ideas as well as look over fabric samples, colours and trimmings. Whether you have something specific in mind or not, Naomi will help to formulate and develop your ideas as well as advise you on the best fabrics to use. If you have collected some pictures, magazines or sample fabrics of your own then please bring them in. The first consultation is free of charge and usually takes between 45-60 minutes.
We will look at all of our favorite inspirations for your dress-to-be. Drawing upon curated inspiration images and expert advice, we’ll have a lot of fun editing down our choices. Together, we will brainstorm the dress design that will become the perfect fit for you!
After our consultation, I will collate everything we’ve discussed in order to ultimately determine your design, the construction of your design, and what it should cost. I will compile everything into a Design Proposal, which contains hand-drawn sketches, inspiration images, and a detailed written description of what will be included in your custom dress. This proposal will be presented to you via e-mail along with our terms and conditions.
CONTRACTS DEPOSITS & MEASUREMENTS
In order to proceed on to creating your dream dress you must email Naomi Deru giving your consent for prodution to commence. We will require a 50% deposit of the total cost of your garment to be paid. We will continue to brainstorm, fine-tune and discuss any changes you might still want before I start draping and drafting patterns.
An extensive set of measurements will be taken at this stage, and you will be required to wear the correct underwear, and any undergarments you will wear with your dress (i.e girdle). Also we request that you wear shoes with the same sized heel that you intend to wear with the dresss. This is a very important process.
If the garment is complicated a toile will be made out of an inexpensive fabric (such as calico) for the first fitting.
REPEAT FITTINGS TILL SATISFIED
If we have chosen to create a toile (mock-up of your design) we will have our first fitting using the toile. In front of the mirror, we will adjust, cut, pin and draw all over the mock-up to fine tune the design of the dress and how it relates to your unique figure.
Designs created straight onto the fabric also go through the same process. Generally one fitting is needed before collection. However, depending on the complexity of the dress, you may require two or three more fittings to ensure a perfect fit.
Once your dress is complete, it will be wrapped in a custom box or garment bag for final pickup or delivery.