Vintage Redesign Down Payment
*This service is for local Finger Lakes brides only or someone who is willing to travel to Hector, New York for at least two fittings.* Taking a vintage gown and redesigning it for a second chance at love is an honor and a joy. Together we become a part of the living history of a garment, and I love helping you reuse a dress, often an heirloom. This is ethical, economical, environmentally friendly, sentimental and so interesting! The cost to redesign a customer provided gown averages around $250, but this is a highly variable process, much like custom designing. A vintage redesign is much more than alterations, we are taking someone else's dress and truly making it yours! The transformation is done with patience and skill. Designer Jesse Junko Beardslee has over 20 years experience redesigning vintage fashion. Each vintage gown is completely unique, with unique challenges. Together we assess the feasibility and then fit new design elements. Working with a bride on a Vintage Redesign takes considerably less time than creating a Custom Gown, but we do need four months to get fittings and design changes finalized. This is a down payment, not a contract.