Two Specials for the Month of November!

First:

Holiday Party Dress Special!

A flat-fee labor price plus materials for a short, knee length or above, party dress.  



Option 1:
Labor and poly lining for $295 for a custom sleeveless dress (with straps of some sort) machine hem and invisible zipper closure, plus the price of one layer of fashion fabric of your choice.  

If it is a fabric I order through my suppliers, I will discount it 20% off of retail. Typically a short dress will take between 2.5 and 4.5 yards of fabric that ranges between $15-65 per yard retail.  Sashes are included in the labor price, you would just pay for any additional sash fabric needed.
(This is a savings of $150-450 in labor depending on the design!)

Option 2:
Dress with sleeves add $25 to option 1.

Option 3:
Strapless dress with simple boning add $35 to option 1.

Option 4:
Additional fabric layers: simple sheer fabric or lace overlay (no hand applied scallops) add $45-65 plus additional fabrics to option 1. 

Option 5:
Something other than what I've described above such as ruching, lots of hand work, beads, scallops, lace panels, fancy buttons, bling, lace-up closure, etc!  Price to be determined.

Details!  (Fine Print)
• Dress must be ordered between now and Nov. 26th, it will be completed within 3-4 weeks of first fitting/consultation.  I may be able to complete it sooner, if we make special arrangements and my schedule allows.  Once we meet you will get a guaranteed completion date.
• All dresses will be completed and delivered in Nov. or Dec., dresses for events after New Years will be at regular prices.
• You can bring in your own fabric, but I want to approve it first to make sure it will work with the design we have come up with. (I generally prefer to work on natural fiber fabrics, silk, wool, linen, cotton.  Although lace may be synthetic.)
• You will need to bring the bra, any other undergarments and the shoes (or shoes of the same heel height) that you will be wearing with the dress to the first fitting/consultation. As well as a snug fitting tank top and tights.
• Design and fabrics will be finalized and confirmed at the first fitting/consultation.
• All fitting appts. will be scheduled at the first meeting.  You can expect a total of 2-3 appts.
• An 80% deposit will be paid at the first fitting/consultation with the balance paid at the final fitting.
• Must be able to come to the studio for fittings, long distance dresses would add an additional $75-125.
• Appts. are available weekdays M-W 10:00 am - 7:30 pm, Th-F 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Appts. will not be scheduled on weekends. 
• Special cannot be combined with another dress such as a wedding dress already in the works, sorry! It's just to keep me busy in Nov. and Dec.
• I reserve the right to end the special after a total of 12 dresses have been ordered.  I may take on more if I feel I can complete them in time.



Second:

Custom Corset Special!  
$395.00  (Normally $495-995)


This is a rare opportunity to get a beautiful custom made corset with spiral steel boning, true coutil under layer, high quality size 00 grommets and lace-up back with standard corset lacing in black or white (can be dyed or changed out), hand finished bias bound edges, and an optional front busk, with a floating or fixed cotton lining.  Corset will be made in either silk dupioni, silk shantung, silk brocade, silk satin, linen, cotton print or plain.  Many fabric colors and patterns available!

Corset will be made from my existing patterns based on your measurements, two styles to choose from, with minimal alterations in sizes 0-16 with a custom cup size of A, B or C only.  (Other size options available but not at the special pricing.)

Added details such as lace overlay, appliqué, beading or hand stitching over the finished corset can be discussed and would incur an additional charge.

Details!  (Fine Print)
• Corset must be ordered between now and Nov. 26th, it will be completed within 3-4 weeks of first fitting/consultation.  I may be able to complete it sooner, if we make special arrangements and my schedule allows.  Once we meet you will get a guaranteed completion date.
• All corsets will be completed and delivered in Nov. or Dec., corsets for events delivered after New Years will be at regular prices.
• Fabrics will be finalized and confirmed at the first fitting/consultation.
• All fitting appts. will be scheduled at the first meeting.  You can expect a total of 2-3 appts.
• An 80% deposit will be paid at the first fitting/consultation with the balance paid at the final fitting.
• Must be able to come to the studio for fittings, long distance corsets would add an additional $75.
• Appts. are available weekdays M-W 10:00 am - 7:30 pm, Th-F 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Appts. will not be scheduled on weekends. 
• I reserve the right to end the special after a total of 12 corsets have been ordered.  I may take on more if I feel I can complete them in time.






We are in the top three finalists for the upcoming 2014 awards!

"Best Indie Dress Designer: Statewide"

We also won in 2012, 2011 and 2008
and were finalists in 2010, 2009

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2008

A lovely chiffon dress for a beautiful summer wedding














What's in your budget?

Here at Embellish I encourage brides to stick to their budget!  Weddings are expensive and a little bit extra here and there adds up fast.

When you come to Embellish for a custom dress, one of the questions I will ask is "What is your budget for your dress?"  That is important to know from a designers point of view, because it allows me to show you things that will fit within that budget and not those that don't. We can look at options that include the most important details to you and that fit within your budget.

Let's say you love lace, and are dreaming of a shoulder to shoe lace dress.  Well, lace can be expensive... so by knowing what your budget is I will be able to show you laces that fit within your budget and not the ones that don't.  That way you are not disappointed about the lace you fell in love with but can't afford and will love the lace you can have, because you don't know what you can't have.  Make sense?

The other way to look at it is, say you want that really expensive lace, but can't afford to have the whole dress made in it—that's where good design comes in. We can use that lace, but only a small piece of it such that it fits into your budget.  It then becomes the special highlight and focus of your dress, and can be even more special that way.

So whether your budget is "under $1000" or "$1200 is my max" or "$1500-2500", don't think that a custom, perfectly fitted, one-of-a-kind dress is totally out of the question.  Talk with me, you would be surprised at what we can accomplish with good design and careful budgeting.

If you've read this post and come in for a consult with your budget in mind, we'll add a free veil (you have to ask!), in a simple style, any length up to 72" made in bridal illusion net, gathered on a comb and ready to attach a sparkly bauble to.  (You can provide the bauble or I will do a little beading on the comb.)

A little lace...


Or a lot of lace...






Short, Fun and Full of Life

Short dresses can be the perfect option for a playful summer wedding.



These two dresses are made in Bamboo and Organic Cotton Sateen

Bamboo Fabric, Bateau Neckline, Deep V Back, Circle Skirt, Lace Trim and Covered Buttons
 


Organic Cotton Sateen, French Alençon Trim, Satin Ribbon, Sweetheart Neckline







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