Custom Design

Sketches of custom dresses by Hannah.

Little Pink Dress Custom Couture

The fusion of dreams, craft, and creativity.

The custom design couture service is for the women or girl who wants to wear a dress that is designed and constructed exclusively for her, and wants to be involved with the creation while enjoying the process.

Custom dresses vary from style to style as they are exclusively made for each girl, but what they have in common is exquisite craftsmanship and the ability to make the wearer always feel like the life of the party.

Fabric and trims

Custom dresses and head pieces can be made even more one of a kind with handmade details such as beading and embroidery, as well as fabric dying and painting. Vintage fabrics and trims, as well as existing heirloom pieces can be incorporated.

The production philosophy is based on ethical manufacturing and green choices. Every dress is made in Vancouver, Canada. Eco friendly fabrics are used as much as possible.

The design process

For a custom dress we start with an initial consultation, where we get to know what you are looking for.  We discuss likes and dislikes, venue, and budget.  The goal is to create a dress that will compliment your individual style, personality, body type and budget.  From there sketches are created and fabrics and trims are sourced.  A design package is then presented, where the final design will be selected.  From there we prepare your dress for the first fitting, creating a toile if needed.

How long will it take?

This depends on the complexity of the design, as well as fabric selection. On average, for a wedding dress you will be required to come in for 2-5  fittings and for a party dress you will be required to come in for 1-3 fittings.  Please allow 3-4 months for a wedding dress, and  2-3 months for a custom prom or  special occasion dress.   Rush orders are sometimes possible.

How much is it?

The cost depends on what you are having made, the complexity of the design, as well as fabric and embellishment choice.  Prices are based on time involved plus materials. For more information on pricing or to book a consultation please contact the studio.

Location

The design studio is located at 1086 Hornby St in downtown Vancouver, BC.