FAQ Page

How do you accept payment?

I accept cash, check and credit card.

How does the design process work?

First Step – Consultation

For new clients who are unfamiliar with the custom design process, we recommend scheduling a private consultation; we can walk you through the whole process step by step.
During the consultation, we will help you choose the fabric for your custom dress—we can also provide recommendations for where to purchase the desired materials..
You will leave the consultation with a sketch or picture of the dress. Your measurements will be noted so that we can develop a custom pattern to fit your figure.

First Fitting

A sample muslin dress will be created for the client to try on so that we can confirm the fit, style, length and overall proportion of the dress. During this phase, we encourage clients to voice any concern during the fittings so that changes can be made promptly.
Once alterations and final adjustments have been made, the original fabric will be cut and sewn in the style of the muslin pattern.
The client will be notified within two weeks of the first fitting whether or not a second fitting is necessary.

Second Fitting

We recommend a second fitting in the actual fabric so that clients can check the progress of the dress to ensure proper fit.Once the fittings are completed, it generally takes about two weeks from the final fitting to complete the dress. Clients will be contacted to pick-up the completed dress.


The dress will be covered in a garment bag for the client to take home.
We suggest techniques for the client to care for the dress.
The client will receive a receipt of payment.
We accept credit card, cash and checks.

What are your business hours?

by appointment only email us CLICK HERE

Do you provide fabric?

No. I can provide a list of quality fabric stores or recommend which fabric would work best with the design.

Where are you located?

New York City and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas etc. Dress as Ritual is willing to travel within New York and the Virgin Islands to do Consultations.

How long does it take to make a dress?

Custom dresses range in time line from three weeks to six months, depending on the details of the dress, fabric and design. If you have questions, email us CLICK HERE and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

How much will a custom design dress cost?

Custom dresses range in price from $300 -3,000.00, depending on the complexity of the design, the materials, and embellishments. I can provide price estimates, but I will need to see a photo, sketch or description before a final price is confirmed. If you have a project in mind, send us an email CLICK HERE and we can help you with pricing.