Creating your dress
How it works


The process of ordering your bespoke, made-to-measure dress begins with a free, no obligation 45-minute consultation with Scott. 

This appointment, which can be done face-to-face or at a location of your choosing*, is a chance for you to discuss your ideas and your budget and agree on the shape, fabric, cut and colour of your dress. You'll discuss what you do and don't want from your dress and the occasion you're having your dress created for, be it a day at the races, a wedding, a prom dress or just to treat yourself!

During this consultation, Scott will sketch out rough ideas for you to approve and will take your measurements. 

If you're interested in having your own bespoke dress made, get in touch with Scott to arrange your appointment.


COSTINGS & deposit

Following your consultation, you'll be asked to formally agree your bespoke dress design and an estimate cost will be supplied to you.  

A 40% deposit will be required within five working days of the estimate being supplied. Once this deposit has been paid, Scott will get to work creating your dress, making it to measure your exact body shape and size. You'll be provided with regular updates on progress. 


first dress fitting

At your first dress fitting*, you’ll try on a ‘mock’ dress, made from the lining of your finished garment. This is an opportunity for the size and proportions of the garment to be tweaked and any minor changes to the design to be made.  You’ll also finalise the fabric that will be used to make your dress or skirt. 


second dress fitting

At your second dress fitting* you’ll try on your near complete dress. This is your chance to see how the finished garment looks and for Scott to make any small alterations required. Your second payment instalment will be required at this stage.


final dress fitting - you've got your own bespoke dress! 

Your final fitting* is when you’ll get your finished bespoke dress. Scott will do some final quality checks to ensure your item fits and sits right, and final payment will be required. 


*All fittings take place at SCOTT NICKSON'S STUDIo near sheffield. Home visits AND ADDITIONAL FITTING APPOINTMENTS can be arranged ON REQUEST, for an additional fee.