What we do – Working from Photographs

Many customers come to us with a photo of an outfit that they absolutely have to have.

We are masters at analyzing how the original garment might have been created, sourcing the appropriate fabrics and trims, and realizing your dream outfit for you.


The final piece is always slightly different than the original – this is almost always the result of the fabric that is chosen, or alterations made to the style during the fitting process to better suit the figure and fit on the customer.

The examples below are womens wear, we can also do this for men.

Here is a spectacular example:

ash studio wed dress (1)




This dress is particularly difficult to make – we needed to source the ostritch feathers and find a way to get the skirt to stay in those luxurious folds.








Here is the dress in progress – we started in paper to figure out the form and to see if we could make it fall like the dress in the photo












And here is what the final dress looked like!














Picture 7


Here is another photo that a client submitted to us for a dress for a major event:








Jersey Gown



And here is the dress that we created for her:







and here is another from a Kylie Jenner dress:

Kylie Jenner Dress



This is the original photo we worked from


Kylie Dress


And this is the dress that we made – we think ours actually fits better than Kylies!  We could have matched the colour, but our customer preferred the brighter red.






Whatever you are looking for – we can make it as long as we can find the fabric.   Email us your ideas and we can give you a quotation – tell us what you like about the photo – and what you don’t (if anything) and give us an idea of what you were hoping to spend.  We will let you know if we can do it.


As a general rule, short dresses range from $500 to $1500 and long gowns from $900 to $2,500 plus the cost of fabrics and taxes.

Particularly intricate designs and details such as beading, hand sewing, delicate fabrics or lace, and complex pattern making will be more expensive.

There are different ways to approach any project – we can often find a way to make your dress and meet your budget.

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Womens Gowns – How We Work

From start to finish, getting a custom gown is a very special experience.


Beginning with the initial consultation we will sketch up your project – incorporating your ideas and helping you at find the perfect combination of cut, fit and fabric to realise your dress.


Working in true couture fashion we create a pattern from your exact measurements, and do several fittings to make sure that we have all the details just right.


There are thousands of fabrics available – sourced either form the many nearby fabric stores our our own suppliers from Spain , Italy, France, New York and England

Final touches include beading, lace, built in corsets or bras, and luxurious linings.


We will work to meet your budget and deadlines – and have been known to work miracles to help clients who are in a tight situation.

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Custom Mens Tailoring


We have been custom tailoring clothing for men since the mid 1980’s – perfecting our craftsmanship and our team of experts to help you get the absolute best in fit and function for your clothing needs.

Our suits are hand crafted – and each is individually cut to your exact measurements.

We can work from photographs or drawings, and we have many design details and special touches that we include in each suit.

Fabrics are sourced form Europe, using the finest in wools, silks, leathers and fur.

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