How it Works
This Program gives you tangible things—clothes you can wear—and intangible things: support, guidance, and a path to new levels of clothing confidence.
Your clothing needs—just like the personal aspirations, family demands, frustrations, work requirements, and die-hard day dreams that are all your own—are unique. This is where custom clothing comes in.
Clothing should be both functional and beautiful.
But first, learn what's included:
Questions & Photos
Your first step is to complete the Interview and the Wardrobe Discovery questionnaires. These help me understand exactly what you need, and how best to get there.
An optional phone or video chat is encouraged to make the process more personable—but not required.
You’ll get easy directions to take 4 photo views of your silhouette. (You can use your phone for this.)
The photos will be the basis for your Personal Croquis—a drawing of you, scaled to your actual body, to model your clothing designs.
Sketches, Measurements, & Fabric Consultation
Using your answers to the questionnaires and your Personal Croquis, I’ll make 3 proposal sketches for each garment we’re going to make for you.
Once you choose a design that excites you, we can move to the next step.
I’ll guide you through taking your measurements.
You'll choose a color for your design(s). The first "make" of all designs will be from one of the Organic Cotton fabrics I stock.
Using your measurements, I’ll draft a sewing pattern with the silhouette and fit we agreed on.
Try-on, Fit Checklist, & Adjustments
I’ll cut and “quick sew” your design from your choice of Organic Cotton, and send it to you to try, along with a Fit Checklist. "Quick sewing" means the seams are unfinished so we can make changes where needed. (Note: if your project includes more than one garment, we’ll do one at a time.)
Take your time to try on your garment and complete the Fit Checklist. It may be perfect (though unfinished), or it may need adjustments. Let’s make sure it's something you want to wear every day!
Finalize Seams & Receive Your Garment
When you send your “quick sewn” garment back to me, I’ll make any fitting adjustments needed.
We can revisit some of the steps in Phase 2-3 to make sure you’re happy, if needed.
Once we’re sure your garment is comfortable and looks good, I’ll finish the garment with durable, beautiful seams and send it to you.
Your finished design is in your hands, ready to wear!
Some projects have a fifth Phase:
(For Wardrobe Starter & Mini Collection Projects only)
If your project includes Variations, we’ll start these AFTER completing Phase 4 for your first design.
Variations can be anything that changes the look and feel of the garment, but keeps the same basic sewing pattern. This can mean different things, and I'll walk you through what's possible with your unique pattern. Some common Variations include:
A change in hem length, sleeve length, or neckline
Adding a feature—such as a pocket, tie, or buttons
Changing the fabric
I urge you to take some time to live in your first “make!” This will give you some perspective on what kinds of variations will be most satisfying.
We'll revisit the Design: I’ll send you new sketches on your Personal Croquis featuring the variations.
Based on your needs, your preferences, and the garment design, we can choose other fabrics.
Then, we’ll repeat phases 3-4 (with fittings optional), for each Variation.
I specialize in easy-care, everyday woven clothing—designed to make living easier.
Choose a Project
Each includes all the intangibles: all the analysis, all the support, and all the quality.
The difference is scale.
Tangible results include one completely custom pattern and one handmade-to-measure garment.
Tangible results include one completely custom pattern and two handmade-to-measure garments.
Tangible results include two completely custom patterns and four handmade-to-measure garments.
All projects come with the option to buy garments made from your pattern(s) in the future, and a forever-discount on starting New Projects.