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Lesbian Wedding Suit Gallery (pt2)

Lesbian Wedding Suit Butch LookHere is the latest batch of pics from one of the amazing weddings we worked on this year.

This gorgeous women’s tuxedo is cut from navy blue silk duppioni with a satin collar.  Duppioni is a wonderful fabric for women’s tuxedos—both feminine and formal.

We make the best suits out there for women.

We do this by combining our skills in true hand-tailored menswear (we also run the site www.DenverBespoke.com) and our abilities to shape fabric to fit curves.

But not only that, our suits are awesome because they are designed for the clients.
Often a client comes to us with something part way figured out in her imagination and we work with her to turn the idea into the perfect outfit for her wedding.

We make suits for brides in every part of the world each year using our Muslin Fitting Method.

If you are thinking about a custom suit, check out our Etsy store: www.VigilanteLabs.com

Or contact me via email so I can sketch something for you: superhero@vigilantelabs.com

 

Custom Suits and Tuxedos for Women

Traditional Womens Suit Jacket Sketches
Traditional Jackets

Every suit that we make is completely custom.

We work with you to design something that is exactly right for your taste, body type, lifestyle, and the events that you attend.

Women's Blazers and Tuxedos
High Fashion Jacket Styles

We make business suits, trendy blazers, Victorian inspired tailcoats, and tuxedos in all women’s sizes.  So whether you are looking for a piece for work, fun, or a wedding, we can make something just for you.

The sketches in this posting show some of the styles we are working on right now.  So definitely let me know if any of them seem like a good place to start for designing your piece.

womens military blazers
Sportswear Blazers

The first sketch shows some options for a classic jacket with point shawl, notch, and peaked lapels.

The second sketch shows a mixture of high fashion jacket styles including business and formal styles with shawl, notch, lark’s tongue and peak lapels.

Victorian Womens Jackets
Victorian Jackets

Most of these styles would be perfect for formal wear as part of a white or black women’s tuxedo (we make lots of gorgeous tuxedos for lesbian weddings).

The third sketch shows some sportswear styles with subtle military detailing.

Houndstooth Women's SuitAnd the final sketch shows some Victorian inspired jackets that cut away in the front and are perfect for weddings and special events.

All of our jackets can be made with a matching vest, pant, or skirt and can be made in thousands of different fabrics.

So just contact us with information about what you are looking for and we can send you swatches.Houndstooth Womens Suit

All of our jackets also include a muslin fitting.

Custom Womens Wool VestFor this, we cut and sew a muslin cotton mock-up of the jacket and mail this to you before cutting the final pieces.

You send us pics of yourself wearing the mock-ups and we alter the patterns to fit you exactly.  Womens Tuxedo Vest

This process allows you to get just what you want and allows us to make suits for customers around the world.

If you are thinking about ordering a custom suit for us, drop us a line at superhero@vigilantelabs.com with a bit about yourself and what you might like us to work on.

Women's Tuxedo Pant

We are a full service couture studio located in Denver, Colorado and we make suits and dresses for customers around the world.

What is a muslin?

When you buy a jacket at the store, there are several sizes that you can try on. Of course, none of them will fit perfectly, as every body is a bit different. But after trying on a couple you find the one that fits the best.

Bomber Jacket Sketch

Often this means that if you purchase a jacket that fits at the waist, the bust will be too large, or if it fits at the bust, the shoulders will be too large. With mass market clothing, there is always some part that doesn’t fit quite right, but we learn to accept a less than perfect fit partly because of the price and partly because we have no choice.

But when we make a custom jacket, dress, or suit blazer, we actually try to tailor it exactly to your body at every fit point. This is a slightly dangerous process, as there is always a chance that it won’t fit. But when it succeeds, it is utterly marvelous. The features of your body that have always seemed awkward, suddenly seem completely natural, and you realize that the clothes made your body seem awkward and that with the right fit the parts of your body that you might not like suddenly seem necessary and perfect.

To get the perfect fit every time, we use muslins. A muslin is a rough cotton version of the piece with some of the details drawn on. For this jacket muslin, I used a sweater from the thrift store as trim.

When you look at the pictures of the customer, you can see that the fit is basically good, but that the customer stands with her shoulders thrown slightly backward. She has an “erect” posture. Because of this, extra fabric (or leather) bunches up in the back and a bit at the sides while the front is tight. On a store bought piece, this would be acceptable. But luckily we can correct for it so that the back turns out looking smooth and the waist more fitted.

The price for a jacket or dress muslin (including shipping) is $65, but it makes the difference between acceptable and incredible when it comes to fit. With the muslins we can also change the placement of pockets, the shape of the lapels, pretty much anything so that the look is just right for your style and your body. We can transform any idea into a sketch and from a sketch into the perfect garment via our muslin fitting process.