Whether going to the prom, a formal, or a cocktail function, a woman's first question is "what will I wear?" A custom evening wear dress is the perfect answer for the woman who is looking for a dress that is beautifully fit to her body and expresses her unique point of view.
A custom evening dress is a way to explore your artistic side. I can create a completely unique design that stands apart from the current trends or can take a popular silhouette and add a creative twist to it to compliment your individual personality. A custom evening dress is also the ideal option for the woman who cannot find the design she wants in her size or in the fabrics she desires. If being eco-friendly is important to you, you can have a dress made from sustainable materials.
The Process of Creating Custom Evening Wear:
The Dress Concept:
The process begins with a meeting during which we discuss your dress design ideas, the atmosphere of the event, and the dress budget. I welcome any inspirational images you can find to help convey your dress ideas.
The Dress Design:
I create a set of evening dress design sketches based on what we discussed in the first meeting. You then select your favorite design. If none of the designs are exactly what you want, we use these first sketches as a way to get closer to the perfect design. The design phase continues until you are completely thrilled with the design.
I take measurements, complete a mock-up of the dress, and fit it to you. We finalize the fabric selection, purchase the materials, and begin construction of the dress. You should be able to travel to my studio in Davis, CA (between Sacramento and San Francisco) for at least three fittings: an in-progress dress fitting, a fitting to mark the hem, and a final fitting of the completed dress.