Some time ago I developed a set of patterns that I´m copying for the new garments, but bespoke furcoats always require from me transforming the ready ones into the measurements, needs and style concepts for a particular client.
Very often it is a process of developing a totally brand new pattern from certain measurements and drawing the perfect one, that would fit certain body type.
Fur coat though is not a dress or blazer which have to be perfectly fitting the body, so bespoke fur coats are possible to make from the distance and without the client by my side, coming for trying it on. However, it is always better to try on :) especially if we are not 100% certain what we want, and how we are going to feel in it.
I am always trying to show the client (from abroad) through photos during the development of a coat, hows gonna look in different options, to make sure it will meet the expectations... and in 99,9% of the bespoke cases when they get the coat they are super happy with my work. It is nto about my modesty or not when it comes to the trust of making the work done well :)
It is a kind of the magician´s work though, especially when I´ve never seen a client (even in the photo, having no measurements etc)... happens once and it was like a poker game to cut and sew a fur jacket for a lady that does not use internet and I´ve never seen how she looks (not even to estimate the bodytype from the photo all info I had was like ¨ok size 40 and two fingers more¨ :D!) #magician