These cuts were affixed with a label which read ‘been spoken for……’ (hence the bespoke contraction).
Today this term, even if it is sometimes abused, still identifies the purely artisan tailoring, in other words that which creates a dress from scratch, cutting and shaping the fabric chosen on the body of the customer.
Our concealed dress
A complete dress is sewn with about 30,100 stitches, threaded by as many gestures in about 40 hours of work.
The well-sharpened scissors make a precise cut; the pieces of fabric become geometric figures that will be recomposed in perfect harmony. If you are wrong? You start over again.
And for every cut and every sewing there is a steam iron blow.
This process, together with the quilting of thin layers of cloth, gives that roundness so loved by those who wear tailor-made clothes.