To date, I haven’t really advertised custom services or taken on many custom clients. This has everything to do with my already overworked status. I have only done about 2-3 custom projects a year. Actually, though, I really love getting to know the client on this level and get a lot of satisfaction from making something that fits perfectly. So now, since I have hired one of my interns to with the ready-to-wear collection, I am beginning an active effort to promote my custom services.
This video follows me and one of my clients through the process of making her wedding dress dress. Laura was the bride and what a delight she was to work with. Not only did she need to ride a bike on her wedding day, but she is very petite. Both were interesting challenges, but for me, the petite part was the most challenging. We had to be really careful that the dress didn’t “wear her.” The design had to highlight her, as a woman, enhance her shape and make sure she didn’t look like the bride’s little sister. Watch the video to see the process and the final product.
What a great time! Special thanks to Jillian Rabe for hooking me up with videographer Allan Luebke. If you have any questions regarding a custom project, please contact me. I would love to hear what you have in mind!