Custom couture

Based in michigan

You’re looking for the most perfect high-end couture gown for your big day! Let’s make that happen!

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Bridal gown

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Couture is more than just pretty dresses, it’s about telling YOUR story.

J & N Studios

client love

"The entire design/creation process was so fun and resulted in a dress that was everything I dreamed and more!"

MEGAN, 2022

Penny Ralene Photography

the Process


step one: DESIGN & fabric selection

Color,  silk fabrics, and style are all discussed and selected in the beginning stages that lead to a semi-final design. Measurements are taken and initial sewing patterns are created.

For custom couture gowns

our process


step two: mock garment

A low-cost cotton mock dress will be sewn up to confirm the fit and style before cutting into the actual fabric. This is intended to simulate what your final gown will look and fit like. Sarah will fine-tune the perfect fit and any reasonable design changes may be made at this time.

our process


step three: final dress

Your final fabric will be cut and sewn into the gown of your dreams!

Is a custom gown for you? Do you...

Have an appreciation for couture fashion?

Want something 'different'?

Feel you want a look designed just for YOU?!

if yes...then let’s get started!

Book a 20-minute, no-obligation zoom consultation appointment with Sarah to discuss your dream dress! 

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J & N Studios

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Design and fabrics are choosen.


A mock dress is made of a cheap cotton fabric to confirm fit/style.


The final couture gown is made and fit perfectly to YOU!


Three things to expect:

i get it...

Choosing a dress is exciting, but can also be stressful!

Don’t worry! Our process ensures you will feel confident in the choices you make when getting your gown designed. We’ll work with you to learn your personal style, fabric preferences, and color choices so you feel comfortable with the process!



Great! Head over to the "Inquiry" page of this website and fill out the form! You will then receive a questionnaire to fill out and Sarah will be in touch with you shortly!


Why Silk?

Silk is a natural fiber rarely found in store-bought gowns as the plastic-based fibers tend to be much more budget friendly. However, Sarah stops at nothing to ensure your gown is absolutely perfect, and this includes exclusively using 100% silk fabrics and linings that are typically and historically found in high-end couture gowns. (Also, silk does not always mean shiny!)


When do we begin?

I recommend starting this process about 1 year from your wedding date. As these gowns are Made in the USA, shorter timelines are sometimes flexible! Fabric orders alone typically take about 8 weeks.


What about a veil?

Of course! They are made to your exact gown's length and trimmed to perfectly coordinate for the MOST beautiful couture bridal look!


How much do these gowns cost?

As every gown and individual is so different, pricing varies greatly. For reference, material budgets alone can be thousands of dollars as Sarah works with the absolute finest of luxury fabrics!


What if I change weight?

If you plan on changing weight throughout your engagement, please be very transparent with your plans to Sarah to ensure the gown will fit absolutely perfectly by your wedding date!


How many fittings?

Somewhere between four and six fittings will be necessary. Out-of-town brides may need only two. Ask about travel options!


Can I tag @SarahKolisdesigns in my wedding photos on social media? 

Yes, please! You may tag @SarahKolisDesigns for any custom or alterations service, I would love to re-post!


What if I do not know what style I want?

Sarah Kolis is an expert in her field and is is excited to talk about styles that work great for both your body shape and personal style! 


Can you do a rush job?

Of course! Email with your wedding date and needs! Sarah will do her best to fit you in as soon as possible.


I live elsewhere, are there travel options?

Of course, Sarah would be happy to accommodate! Let's discuss this together!



Of course, Sarah loves vintage restorations! I can alter to fit and/or change the style.

client love

"My guests were BLOWN away by the gown and the detailed large satin bow that draped to floor. She brought my dream dress to life and made me feel beautiful leading up to my wedding."

Kat, 2021

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I can’t wait to hear all about your love story and the vision you have for your big day.

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