Inspired by classic looks and iconic silhouettes, Team Chipmunk dresses are handmade in Columbus, OH by Liz Bourgeois and her dedicated team of local seamstresses. Thoughtful details and value-minded finishing keep these dresses affordable luxuries.
Team Chipmunk Custom Dress Process
while some service packages include more customization & alterations, each phase includes the services needed to create your perfect dress
1. Initial Consultation - Chat with Liz to discuss the goals for the garment, visual inspirations, possible patterns & timelines.
3. Fabric Selection - Pick one of our library of fabrics, find your own fabric or enlist our help in sourcing the perfect pattern.
4. Customization - Choosing the right sleeves, openings, backs and other details.
4. Garment Construction - Handcut in the USA to your specifications.
5. Fittings - Tailoring each seam and tuck to flatter your body.
6. Finished Garment
Custom dresses range in price based on the design & sourcing time needed for custom patterns & multiple swatches, as well as the complexity of construction & number of fittings & alterations.
Here are several scenarios with likely pricing. To talk with Liz about your dress, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special order dress using one of our stock patterns & stock fabrics (i.e. the nipped waist dress in rainbow stripe shown here), is typically between $105 and $125. This includes an initial consultation & measurements.
Option 2 - Bring Your Own Fabric
If you provide the fabric and use a stock pattern, initial consultation, & construction is typically $96, which includes basic customization of sleeves, openings, hems, etc...
Option 3 - Custom Fabric
To enlist Liz's help in sourcing and purchasing a fabric, including several digital & fabric swatches, raises the total dress price to $158 - $178.
Option 4 - Bespoke Couture
For the full-service, white-glove treatment, including extensive consultation on color, pattern, fit & finish as well as multiple rounds of swatches, measurements & alterations often ranges between $258 - $324.
To get started, please email email@example.com.