Couture Bridal Wear

Experience a bespoke service by Bridie of Born To Thread.

Couture Bridal Wear

Couture: Designed and handmade exclusively to client’s measurements.

I want a Born To Thread bride to feel fabulous and with a couture dress experience I believe that can happen, with your unique design and my creative knowledge and skill I give you an opportunity to work alongside me and see your dream dress come to life – It’s a memory that you can hold on to whilst wearing it.

A custom wedding dress takes time and skill and can be completed in 5 months but if you were looking for a lot of detailing I would recommend 8 to 9 months as this process cannot be rushed. Bridesmaid outfits do not take as long depending on numbers and design.

It’s hard to give you a guide price when it comes to bespoke as prices can differ depending on style, fabrics and design details. I do want my customers to be 100% happy so I am open to working around budgets and do offer payments plans. I offer a free consultation where all of the above will be discussed.

Consultation stage.

Born To Thread invites you to an informal free relaxed consultation in Bridie’s home studio where tea and biscuits are on hand or if you live far away, Skype appointments are now available, where we will discuss your ideas on design, fit, fabrics and colours to help me understand how you would like your unique dress to look and give you more of an idea of how the process will all work.

Design and Fabric stage.

From the consultation stage I will then work closely with you on the design development of your dress involving sketches to the ideas we have discussed also fabric samples and embellishment will be sourced to the preferred colourways Another meeting will be set for us to talk over pricing, select/ modify your final design and choose fabrics that have caught your eye. If you are completely happy with what we have discussed then a deposit is required for me to order the fabrics and go ahead with the making of the patterns.

Fitting stage.

A made to measure garment takes time with care and attention. Working with your personal measurements a toile garment is made – a sample dress which is made from a fabric that allows me draw in style lines and see where we need to make amendments, this will be used alongside several fittings to make sure we get the perfect fit. Once you are happy with the fit and style I will then go ahead make your dress a final fitting is required to ensure the perfect fit and finish. From this personal experience, you will see your dress come to life with experienced techniques.

Fun Fact: It is false belief that the wedding gowns had been always white. Brides used to wear the wedding dresses of their favourite colours till the marriage of Queen Victoria back in 1840 – so from this a wedding dress can be anything you imagine it to be.

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