Caroline Andrew bespoke, exclusively specialises in hand-made garments; Savile Row meets Couture. Made by hand, the bespoke suits adhere to the age-old disciplines and etiquettes of Savile Row tailoring. The Nature of a bespoke suit is not only based on the skills and physicality of creating an exclusive suit, but also the need to reflect the personality, lifestyle and aspirations of the wearer.
Your suit will be cut from scratch, handmade and created by a team of highly skilled tailors. Your suit is made only for you and will fit you to perfection. Bespoke is far superior to that of an off the peg garment. Off the peg is constructed to fit the manufacturers definition of an average customer, where as bespoke is constructed to fit each client individually.
Your first fitting will involve a consultation, where we discuss your cloth and design of suit you require, such as choosing your lapel, pockets, inside finishings, cuff details and so on. We have thousands of fabrics for you to select from as well as hundreds of linings. One we have completed all aspects of your design we will then take a series of body measurements.
Caroline Andrew bespoke tailors are specialist in any type of clothes alterations offering you a professional service. Whether you need a basic hem or reducing the shoulders of your jacket, we will make sure your clothing fits you in the best possible way.
We offer a high quality work on restyling, relining, remodelling, altering hemlines and waistlines. We can also do all types of alterations like hems, sleeves, zips, pockets, waistbands, coats, trousers, jackets, skirts, jeans, slimming in, letting out and any other type of repair or alterations.
Caroline Andrew consultancy exclusively specialises in providing a deeper level of expertise and understanding I am available to consult on all matters tailoring, such as:
- Pattern creation for bespoke or engineered garments
- Measuring and garment fitting
- Pattern manipulation from block patterns
- Specialised cutting, bespoke or engineered garments
- Traditional tailoring methods
- Wholesale garment construction techniques
- Pressing and garment finishing My specialist expertise is in that of Traditional English Tailoring. Professional advice and help can be the difference between an OK product and a GREAT one!
STEP 1: CONVERSE
We converse with each client on his or her suit requirements: is it for business, how often will it be worn, what kind of look do you want to achieve?
STEP 2: FABRIC
Fabric choice follows. We have thousands of fabrics for you to choose from as well as hundreds of linings.
STEP 3: STYLING
I will advise on styling according to personal state of affairs. Options such as double or single breasted, notched or peaked lapel, slanted or straight pockets, 1, 2 or 3 button front will be rejoined.
STEP 4: MEASUREMENTS
Measurements are taken to ensure your suit fits like a glove.
STEP 5: CUTTING OF PATTERN
Every client has their own pattern, conscientiously hand cut to his individual measurements and figuration, and refined through the fitting process.
STEP 6: FIRST BASTE/ FITTING
Notes are taken and marks are chalked onto the suit to instruct the tailors on how the suit is to be altered
STEP 7: RE-MARKING
Re-marking the garment and the pattern. After the first fitting, the garment is then completely taken apart and re-cut and given back to the tailor to be prepared for the next fitting.
STEP 8: THE SECOND FITTING
The Second fitting is where previous alterations and amendments are refined as to give the suit its exceptional fit and comfort. The suit is checked over for break over shoe, seat of trouser and the drape.
STEP 9: FINISHINGS
The garment is hand finished; final press and buttons/buttonholes are put on before delivering.