The Atelier Experience and Custom-Made Dresses

The Atelier Experience and Custom-Made Dresses

Many women dream of having a custom-made dress that suits both their figure and their budget. However, not many women are familiar with the atelier experience or how to obtain a one-of-a-kind gown. At Christopher Paunil in Toronto, we specialize in creating custom gowns for every occasion, and whether you need a stunning wedding dress or a formal gown, we can help you design the custom-made garment of your dreams. Contact us today to schedule your design consultation!

In today’s post, we will review the three-phase dress design process to help customers better understand our custom process. We will also review the benefits of custom made dresses. Read on to learn more!

A Three-Phase Design Process

Phase One: The Initial Meeting

The first step in buying a custom dress is a one-on-one meeting with the designer. It is very important that you and the designer see eye-to-eye on things like your style preferences, budget, and overall vision. During your initial meeting, the dress designer will ask you questions to ensure that he or she understands exactly what you are looking for in a custom-made dress. Your first meeting is also an opportune time for you to ask questions about the process and see if your personality meshes with the designer’s.

Phase Two: Dress Design and Construction

The real fun of the custom dress process starts in the second phase. During this time, the designer will share various styles and designs that are tailored to your specific requests, and you will have the opportunity to explore various fabrics and embellishments. Once he or she has taken your measurements and has a good idea of your preferences and requests, the designer will use your selections to begin constructing the dress.

Phase Three: Dress Fittings and Alterations

Once you have met with the designer to discuss your budget and design preferences and he or she has constructed the dress, it will be time to try the dress on to determine what alterations need to be made. If your wedding or other formal event is just around the corner, you may only need one or two fittings. However, if your event is far in the future, or if you have any significant weight loss or gain, additional fittings and alterations may be required to ensure the dress still fits you properly.

Benefits of Custom-Made Dresses

Still on the fence as to whether or not the atelier process is for you? Check out the benefits of custom-made dresses below:

  • Choice of materials. You can choose the fabrics and embellishments to create a truly custom gown.
  • A one-of-a-kind gown. When you work with a dress designer, you never have to worry about someone else stealing your look.
  • Precise fittings and measurements. If your dress size falls somewhere between traditional size options, you’ll get a comfortably fitting dress.
  • You are in control. You get a say in every design element of your dress, from the neckline to the bottom hem.

Custom-Made Dresses in Toronto

Are you thinking about getting a custom-made dress for your next big event? Christopher Paunil is here to help! Contact us today to learn more about our atelier experience and let us help you design the dress of your dreams!