How does this all work anyway?
We meet, we plan, we make! Not too complicated! But for a detailed introduction into our whole process, take a look here.
What are the benefits of a custom creation?
You are a goddess and deserve more than ill-fitting, mass-produced garments. Your one-of-a-kind creation will be an outward expression of your powerful life story.
What does my budget need to be to work with Zeita Studios?
Depends on what your dream is! We are willing to work with any budget, but a smaller one will require compromise.
If your budget is less than $1,000 the services we offer include alterations, custom accessories, consultations, or singular garments with a less complex design. You can also bring us dress shopping or lingerie shopping-- we will show you the best fit for your smoking bod'!
Our custom gowns with inner structure average $4,000-6,000, however a custom single piece such as a skirt, bodice or accessory would be considerably less as would a simpler design such as a sheath dress. For more information on the custom creation process, view our PDF. A custom creation includes designing, pattern making and draping, the cost of materials, dressmaking, fittings, and so much more--it adds up to over 100 hours of time spent on YOU (isn't that fabulous?).
Message us and we promise to do all we can to send you in the right direction. P.S. The answer is always "no"... until you ask.
Do I need to be in Washington for custom creations?
We do need to conduct the initial measurement session and subsequent fittings in person because it is the ONLY way to assure excellent fit of a custom creations. Seattle is an awesome city to take weekend vacations, though! ;)
How long will it take?
It will fluctuate depending on availability and complexity. Alterations can be finished in about two weeks, but custom gowns could take up to six months. A safe average for garment creation would be 2-4 months. If you need something sooner, message us!
Where will fittings and consultations take place?
Our location is right near the Space Needle on 1st Ave N.
Do you have anything ready-made and for sale?
We have some exquisite head pieces made by our friend at Millinery by Miriam in our studio, and a few fun surprises up our sleeves for later this year!
Could you teach me how to create a custom garment?
Yes! We offer private lessons as well as workshops. Sarah has instructed classes on sewing construction for all levels, draping, pattern-making, design, and illustration. We also love having men and women come in periodically throughout their own custom creation process to have us fit garments they have made. This is especially valuable for cosplayers or thrifters.
Could you replicate this gown I found on Pinterest?
Nope, we can't! We love to be inspired by the artistic work of other designers but we love even more to create something all our own. Our mission is to create something that tells YOUR story. If you fall in love with another designer's piece, GO BUY IT! :)
For more on the process, view this PDF!