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What is Custom Made?

Whether you're looking for your dream occasion coat or perfectly tailored dress, our Custom Made service is here to help. With Custom Made, you are able to choose your fabric and trims to create your dream garment. Every Custom piece is made exactly to your measurement to ensure the perfect fit. 

Every order is handmade in London, one at a time, according to your combination of fabric and trimmings, assuring you of individuality and quality with every Katherine Hooker piece.

 

Do I need to make an appointment?

We suggest making an appointment at our London Boutique. A dedicated member of our team will be on hand to help you create your dream garment. We will discuss what you'd like over a cup of tea and you will be able to try on our sample garments and RTW collection. You will also be able to view our full range of fabrics, trims, lining and buttons and have your measurements taken.

Our appointments typically take one hour. Our appointments are relaxed, informal and there is never any pressure to buy. 


What measurements will you take?

We will take your bust, waist and hip measurements. We will also take your shoulder measurements, sleeve length and preferred garment length.


How much does a custom garment cost?

  • Skirts start at £450
  • Dresses start at £850
  • Waistcoats start at £750
  • Jackets start at £950
  • Coats start at £1,200

    We take payment in full when you place the order and don't accept deposits. 


What can be customised?

Every aspect of your garment is customisable! You are able to choose fabrics from both our RTW collection and our extensive range of fabric books. You are also able to choose your trims, ranging from luxurious silk velvets to leathers and suedes, linings and buttons.

We can also make minor changes to the garment's pattern. For example, we can change the shape of the collar, add piping to the waistband or add a back belt! The options truly are endless.


How long does a custom made garment take?

A custom made garment typically takes between 4 - 6 weeks. We can expedite your order for an additional fee.   

Will I need to have a fitting?

We always suggest a fitting to ensure the perfect fit. Typically only minor alterations are needed and our seamstress takes care of these in-house. Alterations take up to 10 working days. Alterations for custom made garments are complimentary.

 


Can I remotely order a Custom Made piece?

It depends! We typically suggest you come to our store, but we can occasionally help with creating your custom made piece remotely. Please email us and we will be happy to discuss your options. 


Can you copy my favourite vintage jacket?

We offer a bespoke service where we can either design a new pattern for you or recreate one of your existing garments. Prices for bespoke start at £1,800. 




Where are your clothes made?

All of our garments are ethically made in our London workshop. Our on-site seamstress takes care of any alterations.

 



Where do you get your fabrics?

Our fabrics are sourced from the finest mills in the UK, Austria and Italy.


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