LilypaDesigns

Bespoke Bras, Lingerie and Supplies

Frequently Asked Questions

 

QUESTION: 

Do I have to get fitted in person?

ANSWER:

Yes. As with other custom clothing, custom bras require personal measurements followed by in-person fitting(s).  This process cannot (quite) be duplicated via technology just yet.


QUESTION: 

How do I get a custom made bra?

ANSWER:

Begin by making an appointment.  The initial consultation will cover current fit issues, expectations, cost and turn around time. If we are given the go-ahead, measurements will be taken and an underwire (if applicable), sample cups/bras and fitting bridge will be tried on.

Depending on the individual need, there may be more than one fitting.  The bra will NOT fit perfectly at this stage but is a critical step toward the ideal fit.  Once fittings are finalized, the final bra with details (removable padding, multiway straps, etc) will be completed and soon ready for pickup.


QUESTION: 

How long will it take?

ANSWER:

The overall process will take between 6-8 weeks depends on work flow and fitting(s).


QUESTION: 

How much is the Novice Discount?

ANSWER:

The average cost of a Ready to Wear bra at leading lingerie stores is approximately $60.  For reference the average cost of the initial custom bra (including consultation and fittings) is between $220 and $299.  Made to measure bras can take 10+ hours between the custom drafting, cutting, multiple bra muslins for the fittings and final construction.  Subsequent bras (with a recent fitting consultation) are usually significantly less. 


QUESTION: 

Why does a custom bra cost more than the ones in stores?

ANSWER:

A few reasons.  It can take upwards of 10 hrs to create ONE custom bra.  This includes measuring, drafting, sewing, and multiple sessions of fitting and adjustments.  The retail industry can make thousands of bras in the same time.  

The custom bra process is not dissimilar to a custom wedding dress.  You make an appointment, discuss styles, get your measurements taken, go back a few weeks later for a fitting, and then a few more fittings until the garment is completed.  There is one major difference - most people only wear a wedding dress once while a well-fitting custom bra is something you can wear for years.

Lastly, rest assured that your made-to-order bra was crafted in-house supporting the local economy and families.