ABOUT

Markina Smith Atelier is a Houston, Texas based design house dedicated to bringing your dream outfit to life. Bring us your ideas and let us create a custom one of a kind creation for you. We take pride in quality fit and fine finished tailoring.

Our custom made designs are tailored to your own unique measurements. Be assured that the finished product will fit you like a glove. All designs are made to order. Your design will be the only one of its kind!  Before sketching the design and offering you choices based off your desired look,  bespoke designer and tailor, Markina Smith, will sit down one on one to discuss your needs.

All creations are sewn in our Studio in Manvel, Tx. Having a custom made garment created with couture techniques and quality fabric will give you that unique look and create a one of a kind expression of who you are.

Please take a look at our Portfolio page to see our quality made custom designs.

The estimate for custom work is  based on cost of materials, how many hours of labor and detail are involved in the design.  Our labor cost includes sourcing fabric and trim, pattern making, fitting, cutting, and the sewing process itself. Basic custom projects normally take a minimum of 10 hours. It can vary widely depending on fabric selection, style, and details. An estimate of the full cost will be provided upfront and should be agreed upon before any work begins.

Our lead time of custom made clothing such as special occasion dresses is 3 weeks to 2 months depending upon detail of the design. Custom bridal gowns or reconstructed vintage bridal gowns lead time between 3-5 months.

  • The initial consultation to determine the design, style, and fabrics, is $25/hour (1 hour minimum). Once you decide to pursue bespoke/custom made/restyle and redesign with us, this consultation fee will be used toward your order. Please bring your ideas such as photos or drawings.
  • A deposit to cover supplies such as fabrics is required upfront.
  • 2-4 fittings are required before the garment is completed depending on complexity of design.
  • Final payment is due at delivery.
  • Even if you are not local and cannot see us physically, we can do all of the above processes long distance.

For questions and concerns about placing an order, please contact us by phone or email. 

Our bespoke bridal gown starts around $1100 plus cost of materials. Special occasion dress starts around $500 plus cost of materials.

Contact us today!  We look forward to serving you......