Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based?

Our atelier is based in the heart of Covent Garden in London. We are just a 2 minute walk from Leicester Square tube station.

How do I start the process?

We begin creating your Semple garment with a pre booked consultation. This is a informal meeting to get to know 
you a little better and learn your likes and dislikes. This takes approximately 45 minutes and during this meeting we will show you our styles and fabric options. We will take your measurements during this consultation too.

How long does the process take?

We ask you to expect a 4-8 week turnover for your garment. This completely depends on your availability for fittings and how complex your garment is to make.

How do I choose a style?

Some clients attend their consultation knowing exactly what they want whilst others do not. Fear not if you are unsure on what to choose as we are here to help you. You can view our lookbooks before your appointment for ideas or we can design together at your consultation. You tell us what you love to wear and what you wish to hide and we will accommodate and choose the perfect garment for you!

How many fittings do I need to attend?

From start to finish, you will attend a consultation meeting and typically 1-2 fittings. Depending on the complexity of your garment, it could be your require extra fittings to tailor your garment to your liking.

How does the measuring process work?

Our measuring process is simple and enjoyable. You will be measured with your clothes on by your seamstress whilst Dulcie chats to you about your clothing preferences. Your measurements are top secret and your seamstress will gather these discreetly behind a screen.

Do you work outside of the UK?

Yes we do. We encourage you to visit us at our atelier in London for the full Semple experience but we can accommodate for overseas clients. As long as you can complete our measurements sheet, we can work our magic and post your garments to you!

What happens if my Semple garment needs alterations?

As women, our bodies change numerous times over our lifetime so it's to be expected to see some changes. If your body changes shape or your garment alters within one year of purchasing this, you may return it to us for free alterations. We can amend your garment at an additional cost if this is older than one year old too.

How much does a bespoke Semple garment cost?

Our garments range between £500-2000. We began the business with our signature dresses but now make a whole range of clothes, including made to measure suits. Our product pricing is shown below:

  • Dress £500

  • Trousers £450

  • Skirt £350

  • Top £250

  • Jacket £750

  • Suit £1500

  • Luxury Gown £1700+