Custom Gowns

The process
Your CUSTOM designed dress will begin with a 40min consultation, during which time we will discuss your garment design and fabric options. Whether you are customizing a Dornink style or we are custom designing from scratch, we will work with you to make sure the design flatters and complements your body.  Once we have finalized a style and fabric, we will email you a price quote.  The next step is to place your initial investment for your CUSTOM gown and set up your fittings.  For your first fitting, we often create a muslin (cotton version) of the style to ensure fit before we cut into your final fabric.

Please feel free to bring pictures of gowns or the actual garments.  We will work with you to incorporate your favorite aspects of each design to create a beautiful cohesive design that flatters your body.

Time frame
At Dornink, we try to work with our clientele to accommodate their schedules. Our typical lead time for CUSTOM wedding attire, including wedding gowns, mother of the bride or groom gowns is 4-6 months.  For CUSTOM bridesmaid or cocktail dresses the lead time is 12-16 weeks.  Rush fees may apply to dresses ordered with time frames less than 12 weeks during our busy season.  Please contact us to discuss your specific information.