Friday, 20 August 2010

Bespoke, Custom Made and Made to Measure.

So, what exactly is the difference? Well, a lot really.

Most brides will enter a bridal salon and buy a ready-to-wear bridal gown which may need alterations for length and fit.

The next option is made-to-measure.

Made to measure is a wedding gown made to order from an adjusted block pattern. You may find a strapless gown and add straps to it. You may find a zip up back closure but prefer a corset or lace-up. All that happens with made to measure is the basic pattern/style is adjusted to a clients specific needs.


A bespoke gown is traditionally cut from a pattern drafted from scratch for the customer. A design will take place and the pattern will be drafted to that specification. There is no basic pattern block.

So, that's cleared that up. x

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