Hand-cut and entirely made by hand in our London atelier, our Women’s Bespoke process provides limitless possibilities. Each garment is drafted from a paper pattern allowing us to create and innovate in making you a garment that is free from limitations of a pre-determined block, cut or style – A truly one of a kind garment that compliments and enhances your body to best suit you.

In addition to our artisanal craftsmanship, we are renowned for our informative and collaborative approach. Every women’s bespoke suit is approached with years of knowledge and experience, but we are equally open to creating innovative new styles. We ensure that our expertise provides you with the confidence to make decisions they may be uncertain of so that the whole process is seamless and enables our clients to navigate with ease. 


We are inspired by the desire to empower each client and make them feel their best when they wear one of our bespoke women’s suit or custom-designed garments. We offer a basted fitting or a calico toile (a mock-up of the finished garments) for truly custom designs. Both options allow us to construct major changes as the process develops. The Casely-Hayford women’s bespoke suit experience is about creating garments that are truly representative of each individual client and their identity.

We specialise in perfectly tailored women’s wedding suits, occasion wear, business suits and custom fit tuxedos. Unlike many other Bespoke tailors, we also uniquely offer more directional fashion suiting for those that so require it combining nuances from our runway shows with custom detailing.


Cutting & Sewing
Basted Fitting
Finished Garment


At Casely-Hayford we begin the process by understanding your needs and individual style, guiding you through any uncertainties. Our intention is always to reflect your characteristics in every aspect of the cut and design of your suit.

After establishing how and when your suit will we be worn, deciding the style elements of your suit soon follows – we make sure to guide you through each and every step as you select your fabric, trims, and styling.

An in-depth set of measurements are taken, and body figurations and posture considered as we work to accentuate your best features and reflect your individual look. Our 3000 cloths are exclusively hand selected from the finest UK, Italian and Japanese mills. Details such as lapel style, shoulder construction down to thread colour can be determined as this stage. This generally takes one hour.


 Once the final measurements have been taken and details finalised, we begin the cutting process.

Your measures, posture and figuration move from notebook to pattern as the Casely-Hayford pattern cutting team create a template to cut your fabric. Your own paper pattern will be hand drawn and cut and refined through the fitting process.

This will then be transferred to your chosen cloth and crafted and sewn by hand ready for your first basted (loosely sewn together) suit fitting. We will then keep your paper pattern with all updates on record to use for subsequent orders. 


During this initial fitting a few weeks after your consultation you will try on the ‘skeleton’ of your suit for the first time. It is not yet fully constructed at this stage. Instead, it is basted (loosely stitched) together to allow us to mould the suit to you before it is completed.

We will then pin, chalk and take notes for any necessary improvements from a technical perspective but also invite collaboration to make sure we are achieving the silhouette and fit that you desire. Any changes are then recorded on your paper pattern.

The garment is then completely taken apart (known as ‘ripped down’) and re-cut ready for your next fitting.


Following on a few weeks after your basted fitting will be two or three more fittings, re-working the garment and sculpting the suit on the body to achieve the perfect fit and desired look. The suit is then recut with these adjustments and sewn by hand. With each adjustment to the suit we update your paper pattern, ready for your next commission.


The look and feel of a bespoke suit is unmatched by any machine-made garment and denotes the highest level of womenswear. Our jackets are made with a full floating canvas, hand padded chest piece and lapel, to ensure that the garment holds its perfect shape and moulds to the body over time.

At Casely-Hayford we maintain the intricacies of traditional English craft and handwork and inject these intricacies with a forward-thinking modern outlook. In this final stage our Bespoke women’s suit process is completed by an expert presser who meticulously moulds and shapes the garment into its final form using steam and pressure.

Your finished garment is now ready for a final fitting to carefully check the fit, silhouette and ensure everything is perfect before being ready to take to its new home.



The Casely-Hayford bespoke process usually takes 8 – 10 weeks and is available from our London Chiltern Street store – so book your initial consultation today to begin the experience.


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