Frequently Asked Questions

This is a compendium of knowledge about sewing wedding dresses, price, dates, duration, and visits to my studio in Warsaw. Get to know the most important questions, which are present in contacts with my lovely clients :)
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Do you want to sew a wedding dress? Do you have any questions?

 

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1. Can I make an appointment to sew a wedding dress at the weekend?

Unfortunately my studio is not open at weekends. Dresses are sewn 5 days a week from 9:30 am to 6 pm, and weekends and holidays I reserve for rest, marketing activities, photo shoots, etc. Please respect it and do not call on the days when you are also resting, and if you send an e-mail on Friday, wait calmly for an answer until Monday (although it happens that on weekend I will also reply). πŸ˜‰

2. Can I call you to arrange a visit or discuss a dress design?

This is not the best solution. It is definitely better to send an e-mail (not a text message, not a message on Facebook or Instagram). During the day I don’t have time to talk because I’m in the process of sewing with another client πŸ™‚ Besides, immediately after conversation I’ll forget what we agreed, and when you start telling me about the wedding dress of your dreams, I will have to work very hard to imagine exactly what you describe. By sending an email you can attach photos with wedding dress inspirations, describe exactly what you care for, where you are from, what your budget is, and when you get married – thanks to this information everything will be clear to me, we will not miss anything and I will be able to choose the best date for you to sew a dress (as soon as I’m at the computer with the calendar).

3. How much does a dress No. xx cost?

Prices of wedding dresses from the collection can be found on the site in COLLECTION tab after entering individual models. Individual dresses can be found in INDIVIDUAL gallery and are not ready-made models, but the result of work with the client on a wedding dress created from scratch especially for her. Prices of such a service of sewing a unique wedding dress according to the client’s vision start from 4500 PLN. You can set your maximum budget, and I will help you choose the right solutions and materials to achieve the best possible result at the right price.

4. What is the price of this dress? Is it possible to have this dress cheaper?

Prices of wedding dresses from the collection in configuration as shown on the site are placed under each dress, but you can simply choose the right elements to influence the final cost of dress (sometimes it is enough to remove the layer of tulle from the lace). The prices of wedding dresses from INDIVIDUAL tab start from 4500 PLN. If you tell me what budget you want to spend on an individual dress, I will offer you such solutions and materials to make the best possible effect in the given amount. If you send me an inspiration, I can give you an approximate price for such a dress, but it is flexible because the final price is influenced by many factors – type and amount of materials, amount of manual work, date, amount of changes during sewing, etc. – the price of dress is very flexible. Sometimes it is possible to make a cheaper version of a very expensive dress by changing the materials and sewing technique so that the price will decrease significantly for this style of wedding dress will be retained.

5. I like dress No. xx. Can you make it for me, my size?

All wedding dresses are custom-made. If you choose a model from the collection (on the day of sewing we try different dresses in one standard size) then it will be sewn from scratch and matched to your body shape and height (yes, XXL also) :). However, if you bet on an INDIVIDUAL project, these are not ready-made designs of dresses, which you can try on in my studio. If you decide on individual sewing, on the day when we will sew your wedding dress we measure some patterns from the collection, so that you have an idea of what you look like in different styles. However, you must have your vision in your head or trust me to choose for you a wedding dress that will show what you have the best and hide what you would not want to show. This is not an option for undecided women or women with limited trust πŸ˜‰ We both do not want a situation of all-day sewing where at the end the client is dissatisfied and says that she would prefer something else. πŸ˜‰

6. I would like to wear such a dress, but with a different neckline. Is it possible to make changes to models?

If you like the dress model from COLLECTION, but you would like to make changes – no problem at all. Sometimes it involves additional costs, but I will inform you about everything before we start sewing. I sew wedding dresses together with the client and on her, so you will have the opportunity to influence every inch of your creation. Together we will be able to choose solutions, we will decide what kind of cut the dress will have, how big the neckline, what straps, and what length. During sewing I will show you in which styles your body looks best, which solutions to use to make you feel feminine, beautiful, sexy and at the same time casual. But it’s up to you to decide what your wedding dress will look like.

Wedding dresses from the collection posted on the website are examples of variants that we can still work on together – we can freely set up the tops and bottoms, add or subtract layers of tulle. These dresses are made on the client’s body, adjusted to the body shape and preferences, designed and sewn with her and for her, but based on ready forms and patterns. However, individual wedding dresses in the photos in INDIVIDUAL gallery are usually models that cannot be copied. They are sewn from pieces of different materials – often unique. Those of the dresses gallery cannot be tried on or seen live (except for a few ready-made pieces that hang in my studio and are for sale). You can also create your dream wedding dress based on inspiration or your own design.

7. Do you sew only boho-style dresses?

I love boho and most like to sew wedding dresses in this style. Most of my clients came to me with the intention of sewing such a dress. However, many wanted more traditional wedding dresses, but in the end, often at the beginning of sewing, they decided to use this style. But I don’t just sew a boho-style dress. I try to inspire with this style, but on how the dress will look like, in which style and cut depends only on the preferences and expectations of the client. I can show solutions that can be taken into account in order to achieve the best possible result, but the final decision belongs to her. Certainly a common feature of my wedding dresses is their flexibility and soft, pleasant to the touch materials πŸ™‚

8. Can I make an appointment and try on your dresses?

At the moment, unfortunately, it is not possible to make an appointment for a try on meeting. The whole process of choosing the cut, matching the style to silhouette, the choice of materials or even the discussion of creation, whether wedding dress from COLLECTION or INDIVIDUAL takes place in the morning on the day of sewing, arranged in advance by e-mail. If you want me to design a wedding dress for you send an email through CONTACT FORM, describing your inspirations, outlining more or less the budget you want to spend on the dress and where you will be going to me, and I will send you a proposal of the term πŸ™‚ In my studio I have a few INDIVIDUAL dresses for sale and designs of dresses from COLLECTION, as well as separate number of dresses, which can be freely combined with each other.

9. I’m not sure what dress I would like to wear for my wedding. …..?

Don’t worry πŸ™‚ A significant number of clients come without clearly defined preferences for their wedding dress. Some people don’t know in what style they would like a dress, others have no idea at all. My role in this is to show in which style is the client’s best, how to emphasize the advantages or hide disadvantages. The most important thing is that you feel beautiful and comfortable, that you like it first of all. I am here to help achieve this goal. Thanks to many years of experience as a make-up artist, stylist and designer I am able to match the cut and fabric to a given silhouette, but also the type of beauty. I am sure that you will be satisfied with the effect πŸ™‚

10. I like a dress without a back, but I don’t want to go to a wedding without a bra. Is there any solution for me?

There are several solutions – we can buy a bra with a lowered clasp and make a cut on the back to this place, we can also resign from the bra, but we can model the dress with lace so that you feel “safe”, you can also use self-supporting bras and arrange the straps of dress so that they prevent the bra from unsticked out. Wedding dresses, which I sew, are created to order according to the cuts and solutions chosen by the client. All dresses match the preferences and silhouette of a woman. I will apply solutions that will help to achieve this goal. That is why it is up to the client whether the wedding dress will be modest or bold, classic or the most fashionable cut, low-cut or covered, whether it will be worn without a bra, or with a bra or with sewn-on bust-covering applications. I avoid sewing in cups, because with such soft wedding dresses they move together with the dress and not with the body… πŸ˜‰

11. How does the sewing process look like?

Before the meeting we set the budget and direction which we will keep in mind when sewing a dress. There will certainly be useful inspirations, of which there are a lot on the Internet or on my fan page on Instagram: @suknie_boho. Sewing is usually done in the morning and first we specify or set the cut, measuring the patterns from COLLECTION. We select materials, lace and decorations and we start to create a wedding dress of your dreams πŸ™‚ Such arrangements last about an hour and if you decide to wear a wedding dress from the collection then I let you out for a few hours to the city. Around 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. I will again invite you to the fitting – this is the moment when you can make comments, suggestions, add or subtract elements of the dress πŸ™‚ After this stage you have a few hours off again, so that around 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to come to pick up your dress πŸ™‚ Sometimes we will not manage to finish the same day, so that you are better prepared for two days of sewing.

INDIVIDUAL dresses I sew all day long on the client’s body and “together with her” so the client is both a model and a co-creator of her dress. During sewing we decide together how the dress should finally look like so it is ideal when the client has booked the whole day for her sewing (with some lunch break of course πŸ™‚). The process of sewing a wedding dress usually lasts from one to two days and depends on what solutions are used to create it. If you manage to finish the same day, you can take your dream wedding dress home right away, if not, then as in case of a dress from the collection, we finish it the next day or at another agreed date πŸ™‚

12. How long does it take to sew a dress? Is it true that you sew a dress in 1-2 days?

Yes, but remember that sewing takes place on the previously agreed date, and not spontaneously from day to day (sometimes in exceptional situations I save the client in need a few or even a day before the wedding πŸ˜‰), but usually my calendar is almost full a few months ahead. The creative process begins at the moment of our e-mail contact when we can discuss our clients’ styles, budget and preferences. Sewing in my studio usually lasts from 1 to 2 days, when the client can devote this time to sewing together. As I sew the wedding dresses to order, to size and on the client’s body, the sewing process takes place in her presence. During this time, we work together to select cuts, styles, materials and solutions. I devote myself entirely to the client and her dress, so we start to create in the morning and usually in the evening of the same day the client can take her dress home. In case of sewing models from COLLECTION you will have two breaks of several hours during the day. When sewing INDIVIDUAL project usually one lunch break πŸ™‚

13. I live outside of Warsaw. How many fittings will I have to come for?

As sewing a wedding dress takes 1-2 days, it is probably enough to come to Warsaw for one day – but it is safer to secure accommodation in case you don’t manage to finish the dress the same day. During this time I will sew for you a dress with which you will be able to go home the same or the next day. In exceptional situations, when the wedding dress is very time-consuming and the client does not have time to wait for its finishing, it is possible to send the ready-made dress by courier or make an appointment for completion at another date. Traditional “fittings in the salon” will not be needed every few months. Because I sew on the client’s body and with her, the dress is immediately fitted to the silhouette and ready to be collected after a day or two days of sewing together.

14. Do you sew at a distance?

In special cases, I sew wedding dresses at a distance. However, not every cut can be perfectly matched to the client’s body. It is possible to sew a dress, which because of its cut will fit, but I recommend that you devote one or two days and come to me to the studio and dress salon in Warsaw where we will be able to sew your dream outfit perfectly suited to you. If you want to sew a dress at a distance, please contact me via e-mail πŸ™‚

15. What do I need for a meeting where we will sew a dress?

For a meeting we need you first of all :). It’s best to take flesh-colored underwear for sewing process – seamless panties and a smooth, flesh-colored bra. If it is to be a wedding dress without straps you should take a bra with removable straps – we will choose the shape and finish of the neckline to it. If your neckline at the front is to be very low and you feel you need a bra – buy one that has a deep front cut (I recommend the Intimissimi model with a deep U-shaped front cut-out). If you do not know what bra you will need it is possible to buy a bra during the break on the day of sewing. It would be very good if you had with you “those” shoes or shoes with the same height as your wedding shoes to fit the length of dress well.

16. Can you sew a dress of “this” designer?

I do not copy other designers’ models. They can only be an inspiration for dresses, which I sew for clients. If you like a dress, we can model it when it comes to style, but I won’t copy someone else’s works. Besides, please remember that not always what looks nice in the photo or on the model is the best for everyone. It’s better to create something perfect for your silhouette and type of beauty inspired by a million photos than to copy one πŸ™‚

17. What if I lose/gain weight before the wedding? Are there any possible corrections?

Wedding dresses, which are flexible and flowing – adjust to the body and even if they are smaller or larger than the customer’s size, it is not a problem. You’ve probably seen me in the pictures of clients’ dresses more than once – each of them had completely different dimensions than me, and still it looks as if the dresses were made to fit me πŸ˜‰ For almost 3 years I had to rework the client’s dress before her wedding.

18. Can I take an accompanying person on the sewing?

Of course! You can come up with whom you want, even with children and pets if you don’t have them with whom to leave πŸ™‚ It’s important that the person who supports you is objective and doesn’t advise you on something that they would see themselves rather than you. If you dream of a wedding dress with a neckline up to navel and you know that you will feel special in it, and your man will embrace it with admiration, it is better not to wear conservative sewing we have πŸ˜‰ And if you have wide arms and massive hands and long sleeves are absolutely not for you, then do not come with a friend who dreams of such dress and will strongly encourage you to wear it πŸ™‚