Before the Process Begins: To develop a better grasp of your vision, We sit down together and create a visual or “inspiration.” to find the perfect representation. That will ultimately be the end garment. I will then note of design elements that you’re drawn to (e.g. silhouette, construction details, fabric manipulation, etc.). Then I will ask a few questions about specifics to round out my understanding. If you want more customization and/or an original Ontavia Roulette design, The inspiration you provide will serve as a reference for me to conceptualize. I will sketch ideas for you based on the visuals/preferences. After the review and feedback on your favorites, a final sketch will be fleshed out and approved at your consultation!
In order to complete your design, you and Ontavia Roulette generally meet a minimum of 4 times. A consultation is required, 2 fittings*, and garment delivery.
The Consultation is the first meeting and has several important elements: design finalization, fabric suggestions, measurements, design contract, scheduling fitting and due dates, etc. The client may also request to see work samples at this time.
Fitting 1 is done in using a design sample. This sample is often sewn in an alternative fabric, which allows me to pin and mark the garment freely.
Fitting 2 takes place with the garment in final fabric. Generally, the garment is 60‐75% complete at this time. This fitting is to perfect tailoring.
Garment Delivery is for final try‐on and pick-up.
*Additional fittings may be requested.
Designer provides fabric. For your convenience, I offer the option to have fabric sourced and purchased as a package with design and garment construction. The client is still kept abreast of fabric selection and fabric swatches (samples) can be provided upon request before final fabric order is placed.
You are set up with an online account for invoicing. It allows you to track your payments and balance. For in-‐person payment, a card swipe that connects to client accounts is available along with cash options. I accept major credit cards, CashApp, and Venmo. No personal checks are accepted.
The full design fee is split between deposit and balance. The deposit* must be paid in order for work to commence. The account allows for you to may make payments towards your balance at the beginning and end of your service. The balance must be paid on or before garment delivery. *Deposits are non-refundable once work has commenced.
Other Helpful Information
• Generally, garments require a minimum 6-week work-time (large orders, intricate designs, bridal, and/or formal wear may require longer). Inquiries under this minimum are subject to qualify as rush fee orders. Rush Orders may be fulfilled at an additional.
• Yes, the rumors are true we have a 24 - 48 hour garment construction service. #FashionEmergencyOR
• Work‐time may shift based on demand/season. Please ask about current work‐times!
• Custom design orders are placed under contract to ensure the understanding and agreement between client and designer throughout service.
Schedule your Consultation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org