Buying your wedding dress is a beautiful experience, designing your bespoke dream dress is THE experience. Every part of the creative process is tailored to your vision. We work to bring your ideal dress to life. From live sketches to specially sourced fabrics, we ensure that your dress will be the work of art that you envisioned.
Every couture gown begins with a consultation. We will work with you to outline and develop your ideas, walk you through fabric samples and answering your questions. Once the decision is finalised the process can begin. Your measurements are taken so that a sample of the design can be made in a cotton fabric. When you come in for a fitting of your mock dress, we will make any adjustments to this garment, this is to ensure that the fit and style is perfect before we cut and make your actual dress.
On average a couture wedding gowns takes approximately 6-8 months and evening dresses take 3-4 months to complete from start to finish, depending on the complexity. The starting cost of a bespoke wedding dress is from £2000 and for an evening outfit from £600.
Velma Simon is experienced in all areas of garment construction from Haute Couture to “off the peg” and can handle a vast variety of alterations and restyling. From adjusting a beaded dress to hemming a multi layered gown, we can handle it all.
As an added service, we can completely remodel a garment by redesigning a pre-loved piece or an heirloom into a fabulous on-trend sensation. Depending on our customers requirements costings will only be given at the consultation.
Alterations and Remodelling services include: