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How much to tailor (create from scratch though) a shirt?

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theclick Sat 27-Aug-16 22:05:23

I'd like to get a few blouses made that copy these from a brand called Realisation Par as the real ones are a bit too much for me. How much would I be looking at? Obviously the reason I would want to get them made would be so they're cheaper!

Labyrinthian Sun 28-Aug-16 18:07:36

I've had a number of high end shirts tailored in Vietnam using Egyptian cotton, high end fabrics - $40 a shirt. Just a comparison price for you. I don't know how much it would cost at home

AnnieOnnieMouse Sun 28-Aug-16 18:18:12

As you don't have a pattern, the seamstress would have to design one, especially to fit you, make a mock-up, order the fabric, cut, sew, fit, finish and all for under $200. It may be worth it if you plan to have several made at the same time. Also, you would be asking someone to pirate an existing design.

ITCouldBeWorse Sun 28-Aug-16 18:25:37

So you want someone to create a knock off pattern ( it won't be identical) and adjust to fit you, then Hand-make some in different fabrics (which will handle diffeently).

If you buy decent fabrics and pay a reasonable hourly rate, you would probably do better to at least buy one to reverse engineer.

Bit cheeky though, can't you look for a similar pattern?

theclick Mon 29-Aug-16 22:32:47

Thanks all. I've looked everywhere for a similar shirt, ASOS have one but not really the same.

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