Frequently Asked Questions
The questions we get asked most frequently are these…
Yes, we can make absolutely ANY size. Our beautiful Clients are of all sizes from the very petite to plus sized and we have no upper or lower size limits. We don’t work from standard sizing charts – when you order from us we will carefully measure you. We’ll then create a pattern and then the clothes, just for you and uniquely and expertly tailored to fit you perfectly.
We don’t carry stock of lots of identical dresses. All the on the clothes displayed in our Studio are samples and are unique. They are there for you to try on and as a fun way for you to experiment with styles and fabrics you might not have tried before in the search for your perfect style. You can rely on us to give you our honest and expert advice about what flatters you. We’ll then use the samples to give us a starting point for your personal style and our expertise to come together to create something truly unique just for you. Our samples are available in a range of sizes and we have a luxurious and comfortable fitting room.
We have Sample Sales at intervals throughout the year and reduce prices by up to 50%. Most samples are in dress sizes 10, 12 and 14. If you are hoping to secure a particular dress just give us a call or drop us a line to check if it is available.
Where are your clothes made:
Our exclusive designs are all made in our Studio in Cheshire by our own staff and under Maria’s direct supervision. This is the only way we can assure you of the absolute perfection that we are renowned for. If you visit us at a busy time you’ll probably hear the faint sounds of sewing coming from upstairs – it’s not mice in the attic, that’s just where our work rooms are. We don’t sub-contract our work out and we don’t import ready made clothes and alter them to fit. We are very proud to be part of the continuing traditional of English Couture Dress Making.