Your initial appointment will last approximately an hour, whereby you will be greeted with refreshments in our relaxing studio and we begin the design consultation and sketching. This process will take into consideration any ideas you have, together with the style assessment in which we will review your body shape, colour choices, occasion and budget. We will work through design sketches, fabric swatches and trimmings. Your consultation is free of charge and without any obligation.
Once you decide to go ahead with the service a clear costing will be provided and your measurements taken.
Over 20 measurements go into creating your couture gown, and we ask that you bring along a pair of heels to the height that you intend to wear your couture gown with. Your measurements will be used to create your individual pattern and body block which in turn will be used to create your toile whilst also undertake to source luxurious fabrics for your couture gown.
Your toile ( a mocked-up version of your dress) is created in calio or a similar fabric and you are invited back for your first fitting to test the toile and be sure the fit is absolutely perfect as well as go through the fabrics sourced.
At your toile fitting we are happy to invite in selected complementary service professionals like bridal make up artists and couture accessory designers if you would a completely bespoke service tailored from head to toe.
We will then make the unnecessary alterations and amendments required begin to create your couture gown using duchesse satin, silk, sheers, organza, and various laces (as per your design specifications). We will then invite you back for your second fitting.
After the second fitting we will undertake the hand finishing and details which could include hand crafted fabric petals, roses, ribbons, lace trimmings or beading.
You are then invited for your final fitting where we will again invite back the complementary service professionals you have commissioned and your look will be created from head to toe so you can preview your full creation for your special day.
We appreciate that our customers have busy schedules and are happy to arrange an appointment outside of our normal studio hours, please contact appointments at Kemi Boutique for further details.
As Part of our bespoke package we are also happy to design and make your bridesmaids dresses.