As a creative and alternative bride, I had a vision for a very unique wedding dress. The delicate and nearly unrealistic design I had in mind was a dream, and going into the process of finding a dressmaker, I was fearful that it would only ever be a dream. I was unsure that I would be able to find someone up to the task, and even if I did, there was always the fear of an uneasy process and I was of course afraid of an unsatisfactory result. After countless hours of research, I finally began communicating with Northwic, and all of my doubts and fears were completely forgotten about.
I had sent messages to several dressmakers and I received multiple responses that it just couldn't be done and a few just ignored my inquiry entirely. When I received a response from Northwic, not only were they up for the task but they were downright excited about it. That's when I knew this was the vendor to move forward with, and I am so infinitely glad that I did.
Northwic's communication, understanding and attention to detail went far above and beyond my expectations and was everything I could have hoped for. They were prompt with responses, straightforward and honest, true to and respectful of my design and above all, confident and passionate about the project throughout the entire process. They took every precaution to ensure that I received a perfect product and I will confidently speak to the fact that an absolutely perfect product was delivered.
When the highly anticipated day finally came and at last I had the honor of "meeting" my finished garment for the first time, I simply couldn't believe it was real...that questionable vision I had come up with long ago was finally a beautiful, tangible thing of perfection that would make me feel even more beautiful than I had hoped to be on my wedding day. It was absolutely everything I had imagined and more...and by more I mean sorting through the folds of fabric and checking over each detail, and saying out loud "What?? How did they? This is completely unreal!" with every turn of the garment.
Northwic is a rare master of their craft, an alchemist of material and is seriously capable of turning impossible thoughts into beautiful, wearable things. I can not make enough positive statements about my experience and strongly implore any inquirer to entrust your vision into the immeasurably talented hands at Northwic.
Lauren, California USA
A mutual friend referred me to Amy when I was having trouble finding someone willing to make me a custom suit for my wedding. Being a genderqueer person and told no when approaching suit makers because I don't have a man's body was very disheartening. However as soon as I approached Amy she responded with enthusiasm and I felt I was in good hands. Her communication is excellent, and she dove into the project of my wedding tuxedo with confidence. The fittings were quick, she's exceptionally good at patterning and very little had to be adjusted. I absolutely adore my tux. Everyone complimented me on it, and asked where it was made. It had pockets everywhere, including a sneaky one in the tails. I have already suggested a couple of friends look up Amy for suits, and am considering getting another jacket made myself. Thank you so much Amy for being a fantastic metal fairy godmother and making my dream a reality
Jamie, Auckland NZ
I wanted my wedding dress to be unique and to use someone in NZ. Amy was fantastic from the get go, and everything I wanted was done. I got so many compliments on the day, the colour scheme was perfection!
Thank you Amy for your hard work, efforts and talent. You’ll be my go to for anything fashion related!
Why go anywhere else?!
Amy, Auckland NZ
I had my wedding dress custom made by Northwic and it was absolutely beautiful. I didn't have a strict idea in mind when I got in touch with the designer, but she took my ideas and came up with something that was perfect for me. The process was really easy and fun. And I was blown away by the quality and detail of the dress-making. If you're wanting a special, custom-made dress, Northwic is the best!
Tracey, Auckland NZ
I wanted a very specific dress and when I saw the dresses Amy makes I knew she would be able to do it! I sent some photos and explained what I wanted and she came up with the perfect design. She kept me updated every step of the way (including sending photos). The dress was absolutely perfect when it arrived (only a few days after it was posted). I cannot express my appreciation for Amy. She is truly an artist and provides exceptional customer service!
I was quite apprehensive about getting a wedding dress as I had had a painful experience with the usual ‘bridal stores’ and did not want to have the typical white wedding gown. I was so glad when I found Northwic! Amy made the process of getting a wedding dress custom made simple and painless. She has the great ability to take what was in my head and translate it into a cohesive dress design. I had so many comments on how stunning and unique my dress was and it turned out exactly as I imagined. Her attention to detail is immaculate, down to the finest details such as the embroidery, and lace trim. Amy has a great eye for creativity and her support doesn’t just stop when she finished the garment – she gave me advice on how to clean the skirt and ideas to potentially amend it to wear again. I would not hesitate recommend Northwic to anyone wanting a custom made, beautiful dress.
Vanessa, Auckland NZ
I’ve loved the colour blue, ever since I was a little girl and I knew this had to be the colour of my wedding dress. Having the need for black lace as well, I didn’t know anywhere where I was going to find this specific design. After asking Amy about it, I was dead set on my concept for my wedding dress and I am ever so glad I went with her. She also then had the task of making all my bridesmaids dresses. My dress was everything I had imagined and I know the bridesmaids are happy with theirs also
Bex, Auckland NZ
I went to Amy with half an idea in my head of what I wanted and a whole lot of trust in her ability. Amy worked with me to iron out the idea in my head, from style, to fabrics, to the finer details - The ones that turn simple into extraordinary. Amy’s attention to detail is second to none.
We also had a waist coat from tweed for my husband and two tweed bow ties for our dogs made.
Everything Amy made for us was divine. I got the dress of my dreams, and my boys on the day looked very handsome in their tweed.
I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to come back to Northwic for another creation, and cannot recommend Amy and her beautiful creations highly enough.
Thank you SO much Amy x
Erin, Auckland NZ
Amy did an amazing job on my wedding dress. She was with me every step of the way through the design process. We never met in person, which makes it even more incredible. I don't think I could have had anything that fit me more beautifully, nor anything that was so special without Amy! If I could, I'd wear that dress every day forever.