Re-Create your favourite bridal design with a twist. Bring us your ideas and we will bring them to life!!
Our qualified team have many years of experience and knowledge which can guide you to bringing that stunning designer gown to life, for a fraction of the cost!
Saying ‘Yes to the dress’ is an extremely fun and special moment for every bride but sometimes saying yes to that designer price tag isn’t as exciting. D’Italia’s Dressmakers in Melbourne allows brides to recreate that stunning couture bridal gown that they’ve always dreamed of having. Whether you’re struggling to find your perfect dream wedding dress in store or you’re trying to stick to a certain budget, our team are here to guide you in bringing all your ideas to life.
Our Dressmaking Service is accessible to residents from all across Melbourne and it allows brides to bring us all their ideas and inspirations, from gowns they’ve seen in store, to images they’ve admired online. You’ll have the opportunity to work one on one with a bridal designer to discuss all your goals and bridal gown must-haves. Our incredibly talented team of designers and dressmakers have years of experience and knowledge from various fashion academies from all over the World. We understand how to interpret and analyse gowns from a simple picture or magazine print, to source the most beautiful and perfect fabrics to re-create your dream dress and bring your vision to life. Our Melbourne based Dressmakers Service isn’t just limited to the bride’s dresses. That is right, our wonderful team can re-create anything, from well-tailored bridesmaid dresses to mother-of-the-bride or groom dresses.
d’Italia will make the exact style wedding dress or mother of the bride/groom dress you want, with custom corsetry to fit you perfectly, using the best quality silks and genuine French laces.
Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics. Our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of beautiful gowns for the romantic bride at heart.
Unlike most Designers, d’Italia doesn’t charge a designer or “label” fee. We believe every bride deserves to have their dream wedding dress and as professional Bridal designers and dressmakers it is our absolute honour to be able to make this possible for you. Your initial design consultation is also completely free of charge! That’s right… we will work with you one on one to design your perfect dream gown and select the most beautiful fabrics to bring this vision to life and you don’t need to worry about any fees or additional charges.
Our beautiful custom couture bridal gown service starts at ONLY $2000!
Your beautiful bespoke gown will vary in price depending on several factors such as:
Yes, it is definitely possible to be able to re-create that exact bridal gown that you’ve been dreaming of. In fact, not only is it possible to re-create a World class couture gown, but we believe your gown will be much better than an off-the-rack bespoke piece. Whether you’ve sketched it up yourself or have images and inspiration ideas to share, our talented team of designers can bring them to life. Our in-store designers have a great eye for detail and can refer to any image and confidently recommend the appropriate and most suitable materials and laces to be able to re-create your vision and goal. Along with this, our professional Melbourne dressmakers have many years of experience in garment construction, designing, pattern-making, fabrication, drapery and so much more. They have the exceptional skills to be able to analyse and interpret ANY image or magazine print, in order to bring it to life from a 2d image to a 3d masterpiece JUST FOR YOU!
It can understandably be a daunting and nerve-wracking process, however be rest assured that we work with brides every day. We understand and respect the work of other designers and dressmakers, so legally each piece we create needs to have a 10% variance from the original. This is often achieved through minor changes such as the train length, the fabric you select, the beading or lace selected, the colour you desire, the neckline feature or how low you want the back etc. It’s important to keep in mind that no two gowns are ever the same. This is what makes your custom bespoke piece truly one of a kind. No one else in the World will ever have your gown and because of our dedication to achieving the perfect fit, no one except you will be able to wear your custom piece.
Our wedding dress designers, bridesmaid dressmakers and Melbourne wedding dressmakers can create virtually anything and everything. From simplistic and contemporary, to exquisite and extravagant, our team can do it all.
Here’s what we can re-create:
If you can’t bring your garment to your appointment, that’s not a problem at all. Ensure you take some great pictures of the front and back, either on a hanger or of you wearing the piece. If your garment has a lace, beading or some intricate detailing, it is always best to take some close-up pictures so our designers can do their best to match the correct fabrics. In terms of colour, to get the best and most accurate representation of your garment, take a photo of your piece in the natural light. This may mean near a well-lit window or outside. Our designers have an incredibly great eye for detail and can analyse your images in order to bring your pre-loved piece to life.
At d’Italia, we stock a wonderful range of exclusive designer materials, prints, textured fabrics, standard everyday fabrics, laces, trims, beadings and so much more. If you can’t find what you’re after, you will have FULL ACCESS to our Source-It-Service, which means that our team can source and hunt down the perfect fabrics JUST FOR YOU!
You will be referred to one of D’Italia’s expert Couturiers (dressmaker) and will head over to the studio to work one on one right up until the completion of your piece. We have a great team of dressmakers that specialise in various areas of construction, so you will be referred to the correct dressmaker that is perfect to re-create your specific garment. Before we begin, we do a mock-up trial run. This allows all of our clients to try on their custom piece from a cheaper (yet similar) fabric. This is called a toile. During this stage, you are given the opportunity to tweak and modify your piece accordingly.