Have you ever been in the dressing room and thought to yourself, "I wish they made clothes custom made for my shape"?
I'm pretty sure we have all been there. Because let's face it, we're all unique. There is no true "One size fits all."
That's why Suuchi decided to make every piece customized to the customers measurements.
Don't believe me? Go to their website, HERE.
Just be sure to go there on a desktop computer. I tried doing it on my smartphone and could not get it to work very well. The best features of the site only work on a real computer.
Here's how it works:
- Go to suuchi.com
- Select whatever you're looking for - Dresses, Blouses, Skirts, Outerwear, Pants, Accessories
- Choose a style that you want (ignore the predetermined fabric and color for now) and press "customize"
- Scroll through and find the perfect fabric. Be sure to hover your mouse over each selection because it will explain in more detail what you get - some come with extra lining, some are stretchy, some are soft, some are better for pants, some are better for summer, etc.
- Now for the fun part!
- You can either choose a standard size based only on your height and estimated size (i.e. 4, 8, 12, S, L, XXL)
- Or you can customize it to your actual size! Be sure to press "Custom Size" and go for it! You will need a flexible measuring tape though. And don't forget to watch the how-to videos!!! Some measurements were not done as I thought.
- They even have a section for Additional Comments where you can tell the seamstress anything that you especially want taken into consideration.
You will need to measure your:
And if you're unsure about anything you can even view the piece of clothing on an animated 3D image. The fabric really does look different from the swatches. Plus, you can flip, twirl, spin, and do-si-do her. Ok, she may not be an ideal dancing candidate, but she did help me to figure out exactly what I wanted.
And the checkout process is a breeze. You can either create an account where they will save your information or you can purchase as a guest. Either way, you can use a credit card or PayPal.
Since these are customized pieces of clothing you don't get free 2-day shipping, but they will be delivered to you in just 5 days!!! How? There has to be some fairy godmother work going on here.
My favorite part is that they are MADE IN THE USA. You heard that right. They are sewn by an actual person in North Bergen, New Jersey. I LOVE supporting people in their business ventures. I love knowing that my purchases are helping someone fulfill their dreams.
Knowing that your clothing was made with passion by someone who loves their work rather than in a sweat shop overseas by suffering hands means so much more.
The only part I did not like about this process is that I could not seem to find the fabric the model was wearing in the options listed. Both on the Button Down Shirt Dress and these Cropped Slim Pants. Other than that, I am in love with designing my clothes!
I really wish the fabric swatches were more detailed however. They seem to be more computerized images of the design of the fabric. When placed on the cartoon model they look completely different. Sometimes the design is larger and sometimes it is a lot smaller. With this, you still cannot tell what the fabric will be like. They have descriptions, but I am more of a visual type person.
When my Shirt Dress arrived I was overwhelmed with excitement! But when I pulled it out I was slightly disappointed. The fabric I had chosen was way thick and stiff. It was more rough than I anticipated.
But it was still beautiful! I could definitely see that somebody had put a lot of work and passion into this garment. Each stitch was perfect. Every hem was beautifully closed. It did not look hand-made to me. I loved it.
Once I tried it on though I was heartbroken. The fabric was so itchy that I could not keep it on. I can sacrifice a little bit of comfort when it comes to fashion, but not like this. The golden threads were going to be the death of me. If it had been designed with a soft inside lining then this Shirt Dress would be wonderful! But I can't do it. I wish I had chosen a different fabric. Instead. I prefer mine more as a coat or with a cute pair of leggings.
Overall, I love this piece. I would recommend ordering from Suuchi to my friends and family. If I wasn't completely broke right now I would order another one in a different fabric. I've already chosen two that I like. Plus, you can't beat their customer service. These are some of the nicest ladies that I've had the pleasure of working with.
You can find the Shirt Dress that I ordered HERE.
Or you can browse the rest of their clothing line HERE.
UPDATE 1-14-16! SUUCHI HAS UPDATED THEIR WEBSITE. YOU CAN NOW VIEW THE FABRIC ON THE REAL LIFE MODEL.
I received this product complimentary in exchange for my honest review and opinion.