Atelier, Couture and Alteration
If you’re interested in our Atelier collection, we make these pieces to order in standard sizes, which are crafted in-house at the Suzannah Atelier, just over the road from our Boutique. These can take between four to eight weeks to make and you’ll find bespoke colour and cloth options on all styles. If you need it made to measure, we offer this service too.
Most often, we make our couture collection in standard sizes. This is the price quoted for on our website. This enables the couture collection to be bought after a consultation or virtual consultation and sold online for our clients overseas, or for those without the need, or time for the extra fittings and tailoring.
We can tailor our Atelier, Couture and Ready-to-Wear silhouettes with bespoke design changes that make it just the way you want it – so long as the changes are appropriate to the piece. We can also cut entirely to your measurements, with a toiling and fit process which takes between eight and twelve weeks. This is our full couture service and we’d give you a quotation at your consultation.
We can alter all our styles, thanks to our dedicated in-house alterations team, and this can cost between £75 and £450 per garment – though we don’t include the cost of alterations in any of our garment prices. We’ll give you an estimate quote at your fitting – and it’s worth bearing in mind that alterations of this level are intricate and need time and workmanship, so you may have to visit the Boutique for alteration fittings and to collect the item in person.
Made to Measure:
We are genuine experts in Made to Measure and offer this service if you need it on any of the items in the Suzannah collection in sizes 6 to 20, whether that’s our Ready-to-Wear or Atelier collections. This works really well for clients who have obvious size differences on bust or hips – or indeed any areas of their concern – all of which can be worked around by clever pattern cutting.
By initially trying on our standard size dresses, we can decide together whether this would work best for you or whether you’d simply need a standard size dress with alterations. After the consultation, we’d need two to four more fittings with our in-house pattern-cutter and tailor, and the whole process usually takes between eight to twelve weeks, depending on the time of year.
A made-to-measure item will cost upwards of £1700 on top of the standard price of a Ready-to-Wear garment and requires a minimum of 3 fittings in our London boutique.
Made to Order:
If you’d like a piece from our Ready-to-Wear collection made to order in a different colour to that of our seasonal collection, we can do this too. To commission your chosen colour, there’s a standard charge of £600, which is applied to the base price of each garment. Each piece will come exactly as the standard garment in terms of size, so if you then need any alterations done to the spec or fit, this will be charged in addition.
If you use one of the services above, the garments will be bespoke to you and are therefore non-refundable or exchangeable once we’ve been commissioned.