Custom Design Guide

Please let us know how we can help you. Our policies below do not cover every situation, so let us know if you need more information.


We charge $40 per hour, plus 1 hour for the first consultation ($35). All other following fittings are included in the hourly rate. When estimating the cost of the garment to be made, we carefully evaluate the style, details, and type of fabrics to be used in the garment. All fabrics are additional cost and vary in price depending on the client's choice.

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During your first appointment, you will meet with a qualified Harmony Designs team member to discuss some ideas about your desired garment, look and feel you would like from the garment, and any other information that could be helpful to creation of your perfect design. This first consultation is $35 and usually lasts about 1 hour.

We will go over photos and talk about ideas. If there is something very specific that you would like to have made (if Jennifer Aniston wore something amazing to the last event and you just have to have the same dress), it would be very helpful to have the image of this garment.




Measuring and Production

Harmony Designs team will take all the measurements needed for the production of the garment. We will also discuss together the specific details of your garment and finalize the design. We will also pick out the fabrics and establish time frames for the fittings. At this time, the deposit of 25% of the total price of the garment will be due.

On the first garment fitting, we will do a “mark-up” of your design, which will be done on a muslin/cotton fabric. This process is necessary to ensure the most perfect fit and that you like the lines of the design before we create the garment on the chosen fabric.

On the second fitting, we will try on a garment from a chosen fabric loosely put together. We will do all the final adjustments and modifications. Depending on a complexity of your garment, there may be additional fittings before we reach the final fitting.

The final fitting will be of completely finished garment, which should fit you perfectly. This is when the rest of the payment will be due, as you optimally will be picking up your garment. If there is anything else that would need to be adjusted, Harmony Designs team will be sure to complete these adjustments within next few days, if not hours.




The "Fine Print"

If we start on any work or order any materials for your garment, and you decide not to have it made after all, we will only ask you to compensate our time spent at $40 per hour and for our cost of materials purchased (after which the materials are yours to keep, of course). We will accommodate any request that you may have throughout the garment construction process that is different from the initially agreed upon design. That is to say, you are perfectly free to change your mind on some aspects of the design, if you chose so. After all, you are the boss and it is your garment! With that said, please be prepared for the following changes as well:

  • additional cost of the work performed and for the materials added
  • extended time on delivery of the finished garment

That's pretty much it. So, if you are willing to pay for changes and have time for us to work on it, we will be happy to accommodate your request, provided that our schedule and other commitments also allow us to perform those changes.