At Made by Anatomy, we create custom wedding dresses, reconstructed heirloom wedding gowns, and provide creative solutions for alterations and more. So often, we work with women who have searched tirelessly for something truly unique and “them.” Many brides just can’t find what they’re looking for in the traditional bridal boutiques.
All of your desires are thoughtfully designed into your custom wedding dress. Bring your wedding gown wish list to owner and designer Ali Eagen, who will bring your dreams to life. Are you hoping for a unique custom design dress or a reconstructed heirloom gown with a modern flare? Ali brings a creative eye and passion for making you feel like your most beautiful and authentic self on your big day.
Read on for more information about the services we offer and pricing details. If you’re ready to get started, or want to book a phone call to discuss your special ideas, reach out here!
The Custom Wedding Dress Experience
Made by Anatomy can create the wedding dress of your dreams. All your desires are thoughtfully designed into your custom piece. After an initial consultation, you will review custom sketches and fabric samples and select your own distinctive design. We’ll take your measurements, and production of your sample gown begins! We’ll schedule your first technical fitting, where you’ll light up the room wearing your custom wedding dress for the first time! Watch your wedding gown dreams become a reality over the course of several dedicated fittings. Our design and tailoring team perfect the piece to completion.
Custom dresses and gowns begin at $4,800. We specialize in custom wedding attire and are not able to facilitate other requests at this time.
If you’re dreaming of a more sentimental wedding dress, our team can transform your family’s heirloom wedding gown that perfectly integrates your personal style and shape. As the area’s only destinations for wedding dress reconstructions, Made by Anatomy can turn your vintage dress into a modern gown that fits and flatters your unique desires. We can even incorporate your heirloom piece into your existing wedding dress, veil or accessories.
Already have your wedding gown but still want to incorporate your heirloom treasure? Let us create a Little White Dress for your rehearsal dinner, shower or reception!
With our expertise and mastery of garment construction, we have a unique skill set that enhances your wedding gown through fit and design. Not only can we perfect the fit of your gown for your specific body type, we can alter designs, add creative elements, and more to create a wedding gown that is truly unique to your personal style!
Here are some of our additional alteration services you may not find with other tailors:
+ Adding straps, yokes and sleeves to strapless or sleeveless garments
+ Re-working the design or structure of silhouettes that are more complicated
+ Adding high-end, high-quality embellishments to dresses, sourced from New York, Toronto and Germany
+ Beading and embroidery
+ Incorporating vintage or heirloom elements to a dress or veil
Alterations base price of $750 includes:
+ Taking in / letting out all around dress
+ Shortening / lengthening straps or sleeves
+ Adding cups
+ Standard hems and bustles
+ Up to 3 fittings
+ Steaming dress and/or veil at final fitting
We require a deposit of $100 to reserve your spot in our roster. The deposit goes towards the total cost of the dress.
Where we meet for the first time to discuss your heart’s desire for the wedding dress of your dreams. This will take approximately 45 minutes, and we suggest you come prepared with ideas, tear sheets, pinterest boards and any other garments you are considering utilizing (if you are restoring a dress). We will talk about what you love as well as what you don’t, colors, fabrics, fit and any other details that go along with your dress. Once the designer has all of the information needed, she will execute sketches for you for the next step.
We require a $160 deposit for any custom wedding gown or reconstruction consultations, which includes the consultation, sketching and fabric research and sketch review. The deposit is put towards the total cost of the dress. The sketch review will happen approximately 3 weeks after the consultation. You will meet again to review the designs and give feedback, if any. Fabric swatches and trims will be presented to guide you along the way, until you commit to a design.
Once you have approved a design, the contract and deposit are handed in and your measurements are taken. The deposit is 50% of the total of the dress, minus fabrics, and is non-refundable. The cost of fabrics is added once determined. The remainder of the balance is split up into three payments to be paid throughout the fitting process.
Fittings and Completion
You can expect to have 3-5 fittings for custom garments and reconstructions, though, there may be more. Each fitting will take approximately 30-45 minutes. If you’d like to bring any guests to your fittings, we suggest waiting until after the first fitting. Your proper undergarments and shoes are necessary for your fittings. Alterations are included in the overall cost of the custom garment, so there are never any hidden fees.
Each custom client receives their handmade gown, a custom monogrammed garment bag, rendering of their garment, wedding gown preservation and complimentary gown delivery services.
The Finishing Touches
We offer a range of ready made veils that may be customized to suit your wedding gown. We can custom make a specialty veil as well. We also offer an assortment of handmade accessories including belts, sashes, hair pieces, crowns and more to complete your wedding ensemble. See more examples of our custom veils here, and purchase anything we have in stock right here on our Etsy shop! If you’re looking for something a bit more custom, reach out to us to see what we can do for you today!
At Made by Anatomy, we also offer Day-Of Bridal Valet services! Hire us for the afternoon to steam and prepare all of your wedding gowns and bridal party dresses and help you get dressed. We can prepare the boys too! We will come prepared with the necessary tools to handle last minute fixes, spot cleaning and all-around perfecting, and we’ll do it with champagne toasts for your party! We can even help with bustles and photos if you need that professional touch. Inquire for more details!