1 The Consultation
During this first meeting we will go over your design, fabric, and cost. First we will discuss what you are wanting in a dress by looking at pictures, fabrics, and colors. As we discuss I will sketch ideas for your dress and we will go over details. I will take measurements, estimate fabric costs, and calculate a quote.
2 The Sample Fitting
Before this fitting I will work on developing your pattern and creating a sample garment. During this appointment you will try on the sample garment for me to check the fit and shape. We will go over any design details like the shape of the neckline, the fullness of the skirt and the length of the dress.
3 The First Fitting
During this fitting you will try on the base of your dress. I will check the changes made from the sample fitting and make any adjustments needed. I will mark your hem with your shoes on.
4 The Second Fitting
Some dresses may not need this second fitting, while others may even need a third fitting before the final. During these fittings we talk about the details of the dress and go over the design or placement of any lace, beading, or other design details.
5 The Final Fitting
At the final fitting you try on your dress with all of your accessories. The dress is steamed and bagged, ready for you to take it home.