The Vlisco in- house tailoring service, Pret-a- Couture is one that I absolutely love and so that is why I am embarking on another Journey. As usual, you get to come along with me for the next two weeks through this amazing process.
At the Vlisco store at the Accra Mall, I met the in-house tailor Elizabeth. The tailors are only available from Tuesday till Saturday for consultations. Immediately, she took me through the Pret-a- Couture look book, introducing me to the illustrated styles that were available. When I had decided on my design, Elizabeth pulled the already made sample from a rack for me to try on. This would ensure that the style suited my body type. What I love about the Vlisco in-house tailors is their level of expertise. They understand the different body types and what silhouette looks good on them.
The next step was to choose fabric from Vlisco's newest innovative line, "Bright and Beautiful". Once I have fabric that I love, Elizabeth helps me to understand how the fabric will be arranged on my garment.
My measurements are then taken. It is very important to trust the tailors at this point and not to dictate what you think your measurements or dress size is. We often get this information wrong and will adversely affect the outcome of the garment.
After my measurements are taken, I leave my contact information for Elizabeth and sign off on the style and my fabric choice and head over to the check out counter.
A 50% deposit must be made in order for my order to be processed. The other 50% of the payment will be paid when I pick up my finished outfit in two weeks. Next week I will have my first fitting!
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