1. Be A Muse
You inspire us! The dressmakers will celebrate you, your body type, and your style. We work with you to create a balanced, cohesive look that draws attention to your glowing wedding-day face. We often craft your entire look, including veils, headpieces, and accessories, all the while keeping your choice of shoes in mind. Also, because the gown is made especially for you, it will fit you perfectly, with no need for alterations.
2. Get Good Karma
Choosing a custom-made dress supports local businesses. Jill Andrews Gowns is located in Hampden, Baltimore, a neighborhood anchored by generations of hard-working families whose great grandparents worked in nearby textile mills, now long gone. When you work with us, you reestablish that connection. You know the people making your dress with care and love and we know you. And it all happens right here, at the corner of Keswick avenue and West 36th street.
3. The Experience Of It
We could just say, “It’s fun!” But it’s also a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Having your dress made by hand, there’s really nothing like it. What better time to have such a special experience? Attending fittings with your bridesmaids in a working atelier, seeing your dress go from sketch, to mock up, to the real thing—it’s an experience you will cherish.
4. Make A Family Heirloom
Bespoke dresses are made with expert craftsmanship from the finest fabrics. We make them to become heirlooms. We can also make your custom dress from an existing heirloom. We have remade mother’s and grandmother’s wedding dresses. We can maintain their vintage aesthetic, or completely reimagine them- whatever the bride desires. We have had brides incorporate family heirloom pearls and even their grandmother’s hand-crocheted breadbox doiley into their gown!
5. Wear Your Dream Dress
When you wear a bespoke gown, every detail you desire can be yours. We have travelled with clients to find the perfect shade of moss ribbon and sourced lace with a specific lily of the valley motif. Your dress will have the best dive of the neckline, your favorite back detail, the perfect color. You don’t have to compromise. A bespoke wedding dress can be whatever you want it to be. When you have highly trained and talented artisans working with you, and for you, the wedding dress you always dreamed of will become a reality.