Custom suit - for a woman
October 18, 2011 12:03 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking about having a suit custom-made. I have read the AskMe archives (and the English Cut website) on custom-made clothes, but most of them refer to men's suits. What should I look for (and ask for) in a woman's suit?
posted by OLechat to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I have found a tailor I really like, and his alteration work has been top-notch so far. He is quoting me $700 for a two-piece suit (either skirt or pants) in a 130 weight Italian wool. Does that sound accurate for Melbourne, Australia?
What are some details I should insist on? Where can I find inspiration for jackets that will look good on me? I mostly wear skirts, but I'm wondering if I should also have a pair of pants made in the same fabric.
I'd love to hear about your experience in getting a woman's suit made, or even shopping for one!