A large part of our business centers around celebrations. We create special, one of a kind dresses and gowns for Mothers of the Bride and Groom, as well as B'nai Mitzvah Mothers.
The process for every special occasion dress is the same: it all begins with fabric. Knowing the type of fabric and how it moves is the most important element of a dress. Warm weather events are perfect for the lightness and flow of silk chiffons, georgettes or crepes. A cool weather event almost always calls for the richness of brocade, satin or velvet. The drape of a matte jersey works year round.
Upon booking an appointment for a custom made dress or gown, designer Scott Kisler sits with a new customer to start discussing the details of event and specifically, the way she wants to look. Usually at the first design meeting, Scott creates a custom sketch of a garment. Next, he will go into New York to swatch specific fabrics for the client. The second appointment is to allow the client to look at swatches, confer with the designer and make a final decision. After this, appointments are made for fittings and the magic begins.
Custom fitting is the art of combining a fabric's properties, the clients shape and the designer's eye. The process allows for changes and tweaks to the original sketch in order to make the garment work on a clients body. Ultimately, these all come together after several fittings and a perfect dress is created to satisfy the clients vision.