Process

“When you come to us in search of a custom piece or a custom wedding dress, you will enjoy our step-by-step process, which guarantees your perfect creation.  To get started, you need not know exactly what you desire.  I have a highly intuitive nature, taking the “guess work” out of the design process.  I am confident and gifted in guiding my clients toward their vision.  My commitment to my clients is that their experience be enjoyable and that the finished product leaves them feeling beautiful and confident.” Lea

  • You may visit the showroom and decide if you would like to purchase something ready-to-wear, or make an appointment to explore a custom made dress.
  • You may call Lea @ 415.461.4804, to schedule an appointment to begin the free consultation process.
  • Bring to your appointment, any clippings, photos, drawings or items that you like aspects of.  This assists in identifying what you gravitate toward.  Lea will ask you to share details of the wedding/event including the theme, location/time of year, colors and any other special elements.  We will explore your ideas and any questions about the dress you are looking for.  If you aren’t yet sure, we will work together to determine the dress that fits your personality and style.  You will try on shapes to determine the best compliment to your body type.  We then move on to the fun of choosing your design, fabric, colors and embellishments.
  • A price quote will be given when you leave a deposit.  We will then begin the process and schedule your first fitting.  To this fitting, you will need to bring the undergarments you will be wearing with your dress.

{ Brides }

I am very fair with my pricing for my brides.  A dress can be priced for as little as $700.  The average cost for a beautifully designed dress is usually between $1,000-$2,500.  Dresses involving more detail, construction and more elaborate or expensive fabrics, can cost in the range of $2,500-$5000 and higher.  My brides are always happy and satisfied customers and I enjoy working with them, immensely!

{ Mothers }

The average price for a custom outfit is usually between $800 and $1200.  More elaborate construction and fabrics can cost as much as $1500-$2500.  Sometimes we can find a dress already made in my showroom for less than $800.

  • Your first fitting will be either with a muslin (lightweight cotton fabric) model or with your actual dress in its early stage.  We will establish any changes necessary to create exactly what you desire.  As experts at fitting dresses perfectly, we strive to make your figure to be as flattered as possible.
  • Your second and final fittings, etc. will be established after we know what changes will be made.