Custom Tailoring

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Custom garments are usually often preferred over store bought for such an important occasion such as a wedding, when the quality of styling and fit is of the upmost importance. Patterns for all my fully custom garments are made to your own body measurements. So there is no need for alterations once your gown is complete.

A custom gown already includes all the design features you wanted, such as, antique lace, detachable skirt layers, original hand painted or embellished silks. The quality is ultimately higher and the garment is entirely hand finished to the highest of standards.

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Helpful Hints on Scheduling and Costs

Your custom fit design pattern is styled from an original ‘block’ ( made from your own body measurements.) Fitting appointments will be required to complete your block, styled pattern and beautiful hand finished garment.

Once we have discussed a few points over the telephone and an appointment is made I will advise you of anything you may need to bring along such as shoes or undergarments. (Bust support is often best built into the gown, so my advice is not to purchase undergarments before your first appointment).

At your consultation/first appointment we will discuss all your design considerations. style and fit also possible colors and fabrics, with style books, designs and samples available. I will advise you of the costs, which can be clarified later once all the materials have been chosen.

Special Requirements for Wedding Gowns

All custom work is calculated on the materials costs plus labor calculated on an hourly basis. Therefore it is difficult to give a spot on estimate but every effort is taken to be as accurate as possible.

Please note: A consultation is important for an accurate estimate. Prices given over the phone without consultation can only be approximate. Custom work is tailored to the budget of each client without compromise to quality.

A personal consultation is important for a good estimate. Most work is calculated on an hourly basis.


Should you decide you would like to go ahead, I will require a first deposit to cover the first stage of work:- sketching up designs, begin purchasing fabrics and cutting the ‘basic block’pattern (1/3 of entire labor plus 100% of materials) and we can work out an appointment schedule.

The remaining costs would be spread throughout your fitting appointments up to completion of your
garments and your final payment.

Any additional items ordered will each require a first deposit and I will update your payment balance & schedule accordingly.
Please Note: Design changes may require extra fittings and time, therefore extra costs.

If you would like to inquire about a custom fit garment, please contact Linda.

Please visit our Bridal Gowns page.

Call Linda at 650-458-9345 to order or inquire about any styles.

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Retail Location & Contact

Linda Ayre Couture 
1813 El Camino Real, Suite 13
Burlingame CA 94010

(650) 703-5119

By Appointment Only

15 minutes from San Francisco
20 minutes from Hayward