Clients visit Dao in her studio or she will meet you in your own home. She will work to your own concepts after discussing the dress-style and image you are looking for. Some clients know exactly what they want. Other ideas come from discussions over coffee and a pile of magazines.

Dao will sketch the design and adjust it to your satisfaction. Next, she cuts the pattern and makes a rough version of the garment in plain calico so you can see what the finished item will look like. There will be at least two further fittings before you take delivery of the dress.

There is no charge for consultations. Final price depends on the style and complexity of the design. Fabrics are charged at cost.