Sew Elegant Custom Design Timeline



First Phase (Usually Weeks 1-3)


  • Fill out our online form: Sew Elegant Design Form

  • We will discuss design concepts and ideas with you and your team. We will also discuss the budget you would like to stay within for the costume.

  • Send you an online contract with a timeline and break down of the payment schedule. You will need to sign and return this before designs are created

  • We will then have our design team sketch up 3 options for your design.

  • You will pick the design you like and make any changes that you want to that design.

  • We will now discuss colors and fabric options

  • Sew Elegant will provide a colored sketch of your finalized design to approve


Second Phase (Weeks 4-5)


  • Invoice sent out for intial payment, or PO received from school.

  • Sizing chart filled out completely

  • Once Sizing chart is complete, we will now order the finalized fabric

  • Create patterns for your design based on sizes provided.


Third Phase (Weeks 5-10)


  • Fabric received and cutting/manufacturing begins

  • Final invoice will be sent out with due date and shipping date. Final payment must be received by the shipping date in order to not delay delivery.

  • Designs are shipped and should be received by the client within 5-8 business days. 

  • Try on the new costumes immediately and let us know if there are any problems with them. 

  • If a mistake was made on our end we will correct it immediately.

  • Do not alter the costumes prior to discussing any problems with us. 


*Need a design faster? Contact us for expedited design and shipping charges.






Sew Elegant Payment Options



  • School and School Disctrict PO's - This option is only available to Schools and School Districts. It is not available to School Clubs or Booster Clubs.


  • 50% Down Payment - 50% down payment will be due before any fabric is ordered for your design. Once received, ordering and production will begin. The remaining 50% will be due by the costumes shipping date. If there is a delay in payment, then the outifts will be delayed as well.


  • Full payment - 100% payment may be paid before the fabric is ordered and production begins. If you select this option then ground shipping will be free for your designs.


Care and Washing Instructions


  • Always hand wash using cold water

  • Line dry and do not machine dry

  • Never use a washing machine. "hand wash" and "delicate" cycle will ruin the costume

  • Do not use hot water

  • Do not use fancy laundry detergent 

  • Use a gentle, non deoderized soap or detergent

  • Do not iron

  • Do not have the costume dry cleaned

  • Do not soak the costume, or leave it bunched up after washing.

  • Do not wear your costume while using hairspray or heavy makeup. If you do, make sure to cover your costume.

  • Always let the costume air out after a performance and do not seal it in a costume bag.