One of the biggest questions we receive from potential clients is why they should have a gown custom made, as opposed to buying off the rack at a major retailer. There are a variety of reasons a client would choose a custom made product. Selection, availability, fit and originality are all major factors that steer today's customers to custom made products.
Bridal gowns over the past few years have lost a lot of the style and variety that we had just a short decade ago. Sleeves are no longer an option for most brides-to-be. Strapless gowns are beautiful, but there are still many stylish gowns that can be custom made to offer the extra details missing in today’s designs.
Although selection is usually the largest factor, availability seems to run a close second. For customers enamored with vintage clothing of a style that isn’t available yet in our area, custom made products offer the opportunity for purchasing items that otherwise are not available.
Every consumer has to admit that the quality of fit has gone down in the past few years. We were not the product of a cookie cutter, so why should our clothing be? Not everyone is 5’9” tall with a perfect figure. Whether too big, too small, too tall or too short, most people have an issue or two when it comes to fit. Custom made patterns can adjust to these issues and reproduce good fit every time.
Lastly, custom made offers you the opportunity to express your own personality through your clothing. Why be restrained to a white wedding gown? Want to be a vintage diva in clothing true to the period? Custom made products afford you that flexibility.
Custom made may not be for everyone, but for individuality sake, it should be.
Patterns Optional is the place to shop for custom sewing in Terre Haute, Indiana and the surrounding area. If you are having difficulty finding the wedding dress of your dreams, we can help make those dreams a reality.
The costs for custom sewing work includes: design, pattern development, fabric selection and purchase, all fittings, and all alterations to create a perfect fit. Let us design for you today! Prices for custom work vary greatly dependent on the complexity of the work.