The Bespoke Process
For your bespoke garment I offer
a design service (drawn designs after initial consultation to aid your choice)
fabric selection with picture swatches or actual swatches (additional cost) I can also work with fabric you already have dependent on suitability to garment
a measuring guide for you follow (I recommend you have assistance with this)
patterns drafted specifically for you (these patterns are kept by Sakura Corsetry & Couture for 12 months and can be used for another bespoke garment with reduction in full cost)
a toile (mock-up) for you to try on and make any adjustments required (we may need to do more than 1 of these, especially if you are commissioning a bridal ensemble or detailed corset. I recommend you have assistance for this step; we can skype this step, I require photos of this step (I will provide a guide via email of all required). The toile is then returned to finalize patterns.
you have your final garment
Please read my terms and conditions page for details about deposits, time scales and all expectations for this process.
All prices are in New Zealand Dollars
Underbust basic corsets start from $350. There are additional costs for non-standard busks (spoonbusk), embellishments, specialist fabrics and changes to initial agreed on design. Additional costs are provided upon request.
Overbust basic corsets start from $550. As above (underbust corsets) for additional costs.
A bridal ensemble will start at a basic cost of $8000. Additional costs are for embellishments, changes to agreed on design. These costs are unique to your design and will be provided before you make your commitment.
Special occasion/Couture wear is dependent on design as a guide a base ensemble would start at $5000. A base gown at $3000 (additional if fully corseted).
Costume pieces are priced on request and are dependent on the costume piece itself. A price will be provided before you make your commitment to the commission.
If you live on the north island of New Zealand it is possible for us to have face to face consultations. If you live in or around the Taranaki region I strongly suggest face to face consultations for measuring, fitting and finishing especially for bridal ensembles. There is no additional cost for this service if you are in the Taranaki region however outside of Taranaki will incur an additional cost.