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Custom Dresses




 

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.

2. Measurements 

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 liz@teamchipmunk.com

Option 1 - Standard Custom
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.

 

 A La Carte Services
Fittings & additional measurements (30 minute session)........ $35
Sleeve lengthened/hemmed.................................................................. $8
Take in Bodice............................................................................................. $15
Let out Bodice............................................................................................. $20
Move buttons................................................................................................$8

 

To get started, please email liz@teamchipmunk.com.