Atelier & Bespoke and Alteration Services
Our Atelier collection is made-to-order in standard sizes. The majority of pieces in our Atelier collection are made in-house in The Suzannah Atelier, which is located across the road from the Suzannah Boutique and can take between 4-8 weeks to make. There are bespoke colour and cloth options on most styles. Made-to measure servicing on these styles are charged in addition.
The Atelier or Ready-to-wear silhouettes can be adapted with appropriate bespoke design changes to make the piece individually to your preference. The pieces can also be cut entirely to your measurements, with a toiling and fit process which takes between 8-12 weeks. This is our full couture service. You would be given a quotation for this service at your consultation.
We can alter all of our styles whether ready-to-wear or Atelier . We have an in-house team dedicated to this service.
The prices of the alterations are charged at £45 per hour. We do not include the price of alterations in any of our garment prices.
The estimate quote is given at your fitting. Alterations of this level are intricate and involve dedicated time and workmanship. Therefore they have to be collected in person and may require additional visits to the boutique. All of the alteration fittings take place at the boutique.
Made to Measure:
We are experts in Made to Measure and offer this service if desired on any of the items in the Suzannah collection whether from the Ready-to-wear or Atelier collection. Clients who benefit from this service usually have obvious size differences on bust or hips, or have different areas of their concern which can be worked around by clever pattern cutting.
We have our standard size dresses to try on to determine together whether you would need this service, or whether a standard size dress with alterations would achieve the desired fit.
We can make made to measure garments for ladies from size 6-20.
We often can easily adapt the desired style to be ultimately flattering for you by tweaking the design proportionately. For example we can balance out heavier bust areas by simplifying or slightly lowering our necklines.
The made to measure service includes 2 -4 fittings after an initial consultation. The made to measure service usually takes 6-8 weeks, dependant on time of year.
We have an in-house pattern cutter and tailor. The workmanship on the majority of styles is carried out in London and most of which is in-house in our ancillary workshop at The Atelier, 20 New Quebec Street. As a rough guide, a made-to-measure version of a collection garment is £1500 in addition to the standard price of a ready-to-wear garment. We can do part made to measure and pattern/tailoring work as an alternative in most circumstances.
Made to Order:
We can make some of the garments from our ready-to-wear collection to order, in a different colour to that of our seasonal collection. There is a standard premium added to the base price of the garment, which starts from £600. Availability is dependant on the fabric quality.
This garment comes exactly as the standard garment with regard to size of the garment you have tried and commissioned the new order from.
Any alterations which may then need to be applied to the spec or fit of the garment to change the garment for you are then applied additionally.
With all of the service levels detailed above. The garments are therefore bespoke to you and are non refundable or exchangeable once commissioned.