Custom Orders

Is there a historical dress that you've seen in a period drama or described in a book that you have always wanted?  Stitchin' Addiction would love to partner with you to make your dream dress a reality!  

Please note the following regarding custom orders:

  • Currently, custom order requests for femme fashions of the Regency (1800-1820) and mid-Victorian (1840-1869) periods are the only ones that will be considered.  Any other styles or time periods will not be accepted; thank you for understanding.  
  • Custom orders take at least 3-6 months of work and there is extremely limited availability, so inquire early!
  • Custom order slots for 2024 are full, as well as the slots through Spring 2025.  Inquire now to procure a slot for Summer 2025 (order will be completed and shipped by June 30, 2025).
  • No vouchers, coupon codes, or sales can be applied to custom orders.  Please note that custom order pricing starts at $1,000.

To request the dress of your dreams, follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Fill out the form below with all the details of the dress you have in mind.  Please consider the following questions and answer as many as possible in the form.

  • What do you want?  What time period is it from?  What will it be used for?
  • When do you need the item?
  • What type of fabric do you have in mind?  Do you want cotton, linen, silk, or wool?  What color/print/design?
  • What type of trim details are you wanting on the dress?  What color trim?
  • Will you need any undergarments or accessories to go with the dress?
  • Do you have any photos, fashion plates, or sketches that help illustrate what you have in mind?  If so, please email them to contact@stitchinaddictionshop.com

STEP 2: I will be in contact via email within 3-5 business days with either clarifying questions or with an estimated price range.  Once all questions have been answered, you will be provided with the estimated quote.  Please note that the quote will be a price range due to the fact that we will still continue to decide details in the next step.  Make sure that you are okay with the highest end of the price range before proceeding.

STEP 3: You will be provided with an invoice for a nonrefundable downpayment of $250 and a custom order contract.  Once the invoice has been paid and the contract signed and returned, I will begin sketching your design and researching fabrics.  This step will include many conversations between us, so please be prepared to either answer emails promptly or to schedule one or two virtual conferences to discuss details.  Response to these emails in a timely manner (2-3 business days) is required to guarantee delivery by the original delivery date.  Once the details are decided, I will order the fabric(s) and trim(s) and assist you, if needed, in taking accurate measurements.

STEP 4: Now that all the details are finalized, I will provide you with the final quote and you will pay the half of the balance.  After that is received and if this is your first order with Stitchin' Addiction, I will construct the mock-up of your bodice and complete a fitting (virtual or in-person, depending on your location).  

STEP 5: After the fitting is completed, construction of your dream dress will begin.  As the work proceeds, you will receive progress photos and may be asked to provide input on finishing details such as trim and buttons.  The final payment will be invoiced to you during this time and payment of the final balance is required before the garment will be shipped.

Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to working with you!