The Atelier

Hey there!:) So you’re probably thinking to yourself: “….hmm, I wonder if I can customize my own dress at Fermare?”. That’s a great question, and I’m really excited to tell you more about the Atelier:P


For a quote on an Atelier garment, contact us through the channels below.

So what is an Atelier?


An Atelier is simply the private workshop or studio of the designer. Ateliers are where designs and the arts are conceived and created; and at Fermare this is where you’ll be able to get work which is more tailored to your specific desires.


So what will you be able to find at the Atelier?

The Fermare Atelier is where I do my work and it’s where I can create something more unique and special for you. So what can I offer you at the Atelier? The Atelier is specifically here for you, if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind piece, tailored to your specific measurements. Atelier is made-to-measure, and is perfect for those wanting a quality garment that will fit perfectly to your unique figure.

The Different Levels of Customization.
Level 1 – Bespoke

Level 1 is the most basic form of customization, and is the most affordable option with prices similar or slightly higher than Ready-to-Wear. Browse through our catalogue of historic designer patterns; find the design you love, and customize the fabric, colour and size. The level 1 dress is made to standard graded sizes (as well and intermediate half steps), to be more affordable, however, it is recommended that you send us your measurements so that we can size the final garment to fit you perfectly.

This is the perfect option if you are looking for a versatile casual/ occasion dress. Also the perfect option if the design you love is Out of Stock.
Level 2 – Made to Measure

Level 2 customization gives you more flexibility and uniqueness in your final design. Prices typically start from R1500 plus, and includes a first consultation and measurement, as well as final fitting. Browse through our catalogue of historic designer patterns; and customize the design to your exact requirements. Choose any fabric and colour of your choice; and customize the design elements such as skirt length, neckline, fit and flare, and size to your exact requirements. You can also add specific details such as slits, extensions, etc.

This is the perfect option if you are looking for an Occasion dress.

Level 3 – Couture

Level 3 customization is the highest form of custom dress – this is high Couture. Prices typically start from R3 000 to over R15 000, and includes an initial consultation where I take your measurements and discuss the various design ideas as well as fabric options with you. I then take your ideas and create a new design using fashion sketches which you will approve. A pattern is then drafted according to your unique measurements, and a first fitting and final fitting of the garment will be done. I will personally work with you to come up with a unique design based off of the initial ideas and concepts you have in mind. The end product will be a unique Fermare dress, made in the style of the studio.

At the Atelier we do not simply recreate a design from an image that you send us, instead we re-interpret the design into a Fermare dress – a truly beautiful, minimalist garment that can stand the test of time.

This is the perfect option if you are looking for a Wedding or Ballroom dress0
Please feel free to contact us any time if you are interested in an Atelier dress – we’d love to get to know you better and discuss more about what we can offer. To get in touch, simply private message us through Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, or Email.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon:)

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