Custom Process

Dreaming of a special look that fits you perfectly and no one else owns? That's the beauty and art of couture design. From concept to creation, be part of the design process for your own couture piece. These pieces take time, thought and planning but are cherished for years to come.

CUSTOM or COUTURE?
Outlined below are the differences between the two.

CUSTOM:


Select a Style and Customize the Fit & Fabric

Choose a style from our collection and we will tailor it to your individual size and in most cases your own pattern will be drafted to ensure a perfect fit. You will also have the opportunity to select your choice of fabrics and trims. Because this is a very individualized process, pricing is an estimate and will be finalized after design decisions are made. Production time for Custom Design garments is 4-8 weeks.

 

COUTURE:


Work with Sarah to Create a Couture Design

Work one-on-one with Sarah to design a couture garment. Past commissions have included everything from gowns to dance costumes to utilizing digitally printed artwork. There is no limit to the creative possibilities. The process for a Couture Design starts with the idea, client's measurements and then an original design that is draped or drafted. A fitting of the first sample determines any necessary changes. From there the final garment is made or if necessary additional samples until the design and fit is perfected. Production time and pricing for Couture Designs will be estimated at the beginning of the process. Plan on a minimum of 2 months turnaround.

 

GET STARTED:


To inquire about a Custom or Couture Order, please email hello@sarah-nelsen.com.