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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All dresses from my collections have prices under the images on the dress list or in the description. If you want a dress in a different set than those proposed on the site (you can mix the tops, bottoms, sleeves, add or remove the train, etc.), we will help you price them by email or we will agree the final price on the fitting day or sewing day.
Individual projects (i.e. if you do not want to rely on the collection and you have some inspirations) starts from 1.200 EUR and each price is estimated individually. The more hand sewing, richly decorated lace, layers or technical difficulties, the more expensive the dress is. Therefore, it is important to fix your budget so that I can help in the selection of solutions adequate to it.
Scheduling a date for sewing:
To schedule an appointment, please send the email via the contact form and you will wait for the answer.
We answer emails at any time we have got free from sewing (it might take 2 days in some cases, but it is usually a few hours).
How to choose wedding dress? Which design to choose?
You often think that the dress you fell in love with will be perfect for you… We know from experience that it is usually quite different, so when you come to our salon studio you do not have to know what you want to sew, because we will try on several different models to determine what shapes, types of lace and finishes you look best. The only thing you need to specify is the budget you want to spend on your dress so that we know what we can offer you.
We certainly will not offer you something that will not suit you or that will harm your figure. During fitting we may create a total mix of all models, because in each we may like something different.
When to order a wedding dress?
Due to the fact that in my salon or studio the dress is created in one day (sometimes in 2 days), you do not have to wait for it half a year or a year. There are two options for choosing a date – we can sew very close to the wedding date, for example 2 weeks before it, or if you prefer to sleep peacefully we can sew a few months earlier. Write to us when you would like to have your dress ready. If you plan to lose more than 5kg, it is better to arrange meeting closer to the wedding, if you keep the weight, we can do it earlier.
On the day of sewing:
Be assertive! When choosing the dress, say honestly what you like in that and what you dislike. Once we have found the perfect design, remember that the middle fitting is the moment for potential alterations, so if you see that you do not like anything, say it out right away! We still have influence on that during that fitting and by the next one, we need to start with the dress from the beginning. 🙁 Do not be afraid, we are really there for you 🙂
If everything goes well and the dress you have chosen is not too much technically complicated, then you come around 6pm to receive the ready dress. However, if we will not manage to finish on the same day by 6pm, then we finish it on the next day usually around the noon (of course, it sometimes happen that we sew till the evening).
How to prepare for sewing a wedding dress?
- Target shoes, underwear, accompanying persons and other matters that are worth embracing before “this day”.
- Inspirations and budget – It would be good if you would send us photos of your favourite designs by email and specify the budget you would like to spend on the dress – it will help us to plan the sewing as best as possible, because each dress is made from scratch and some of them are much more laborious than you think… We may also try to initially estimate individual projects by e-mail. The planned budget will help us choose the right suggestions for cuts, fabrics and dress finishing.
- Shoes – For sewing you will need the target ones or at least those that have a similar heel height – without it we have no way to choose the length of the dress!
Anticipating fears like “I don’t know which shoes to buy until I have a dress”, I answer that the dress is long, so you can’t see the shoes, they are supposed to be comfortable also when walking on the grass! Open-toe shoes are best suited for such flimsy dresses. And when it comes to colors – all gold, beige, copper, silver, graphite, navy blue, burgundy, amaranth, dirty pink, blue, floral patterns, etc. They can match flowers, nails, wreaths, room decorations etc. If you have a dilemma – buy nude, they are absolutely universal! Oh, the only color I really advise against is white … snow white will look like a plaster cast!
- Bra – a very important thing! Preferably smooth and nude-colored (matched to the color of your skin). It’s nice if it has a deep cut front – I recommend such INTIMISSIMI or even better seamless, laser cut from Victoria’s Secret (you may buy it in Warsaw during the free time after the first fitting)! If you have a very large breasts and you may have to order a custom-made bra, choose the one that collects it well, not the “balcony” type! And the smoothest possible – we will cover the color with a body lining, but you can’t mask the texture.
If you want to reveal the whole back or make a neckline to the navel, I recommend buying a self-supporting bra (if you can not imagine a wedding without a bra). I advise not to sew in bra cups – they move with the dress and not with your body, and it may look funny, but for stubborn people, of course, I have a set in case you need it.
- Accompanying person – you can come with whoever you want – as long as they are objective people who will not choose the dress for you through the prism of their taste! Children and pets are also welcome. Remember that you will be with me 3 times a day, so in total around 2-3 hours.
Plus size wedding dress:
All wedding dresses in my studio are tailor made. If you choose a design from the collections (on the day of sewing we fit different dresses – most are in one standard size but from very elastic lace, I also have several models in larger sizes), it will be sewn from scratch and tailored to your figure and height (yes, XXXL also). However, if you focus on the INDIVIDUAL project, i.e. from scratch invented by you / me, not based on collections, these are not ready-made patterns of dresses that you can try on in my studio.
Dress according own project of inspiration:
If you want to create a dress that you have in your head and no one has sewn one for you or if you fall in love with some unattainable inspiration then we can create such a dress together! Know, however, that I do not copy someone else’s designs, we can get a similar atmosphere or, for example, choose some style elements that will suit you like no other available on the market. You must, however, have your vision in your head and be able to convey it or trust me. I will help you to choose a wedding dress that will show you what you have the best and hide what you would not like to show. This is not an option for undecided women or with limited confidence. We both do not want a situation, when at the end the bride is dissatisfied and says that she would prefer something different.
Princess style wedding dress:
I love boho and this is my favourite style to sew dresses. Most of my clients came to me with the plan to sew this type of a dress, however many of them wanted more traditional wedding dresses. The most important to me is that the dress is soft, light and comfortable. The decision if it is covered with fringes and boho frills or a plain bottom and classic lace top in a v-neck on a white lining stays up to the preferences and the expectations of the client. I can show the solutions, which can be taken into consideration to achieve the best possible effect, but the final decision is hers.
Remember, however, that we rely on materials available from my studio. Rather, I avoid tinsel and we do not sew corsets, but this does not mean that you can not be a princess in a comfortable edition ?
Sewing your wedding dress remotely:
There are more and more women from all around the world contacting us. Sometimes they do not have the option to visit our atelier. This is why, since some time ago, I sew wedding dresses remotely, however not every cut can be perfectly fitted to the client’s body without her. If you want to know more about the process of ordering online, visit: martatrojanowska.com. It is out online store.
During a several years of my work, it happened literally twice that the dress had to be a bit shortened in the waistline. Lace and pattern that I offer fit the silhouette perfectly and no matter if you gain of lose weight, they will follow you ? However, if it happens that the dress will seriously need tailoring, write to me – we will spontaneously figure this out.
We usually work from Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. We value each other’s time and we are punctual.