Our seamstresses and pattern makers are highly trained specialists who are experienced in working with different fabrics. Here at Lena London, we assist with creating and finalising designs, as well as fabric advice and selection. Fittings are arranged according to the clients time frame and the level of details on the garment.
Prices are quoted based on each design, taking into account the fabrication and design details. You can purchase your own materials to use. If you can bring along fabric samples to the design consultation, it will help with the design process and we will be able to advise further. If you can email through inspirational images of what you would like to get made and let us know what fabrication you would like to use, we can get back to you with a ballpark quotation.
About our process
We start with the initial consultation where the final design is sketched out and the fabrication is selected. Once the design is finalised and we see the chosen fabrication, we can set the making cost. If you'd like to proceed, we will then take your measurements and a half deposit payment to secure the order and book in all your fitting and collection dates. The second installment will be taken upon the fabric fitting and the remaining balance will be paid upon collection.
We require a minimum of three fittings before final collection, starting from calico toile to fabric fit and finish. More intricate and detailed garments such as wedding dresses and embellished pieces will require a further few fittings. If there are design changes during the making process after the cost is confirmed, it could incur additional charges. The turnaround time can differ for each garment. We ask that sufficient time is given for a bespoke garment.
At your first garment fitting, if required, we will produce a prototype which is fitted to you to ensure the design features are at the right proportion and the fit will be tailored on you. Any design changes need to be discussed at this stage, as once we progress and cut the real fabric, it may not be possible to make further changes. From the prototype, we can measure and let you know how much fabric it requires. We will then progress onto a minimum of two fabric fittings depending on the complexity of the design before the final completion.
Design and fabric selection
Fittings and adjustments stage
Adding final touches by hand
Intricate details done by hand
Silk satin two-piece wedding dress fitting stage
Placement details for embellishments during fitting stage
Finishing touches by hand
Embellished tulle dress with silk satin slip dress underneath
Printed silk crepe dress for a wedding guest
Wedding guest: Silk crepe gown with embellished belt
Wedding guest polyester satin dress
Silk satin bridesmaid dresses
Red carpet appearances: silk crepe jacket and gown
Sister of the Groom: Midnight blue silk dress with embellished belt