Custom made dresses, made to order in London
Make your own dress with Contrado! Personal style is key to standing out from the crowd and making a statement. Our Custom Skater Dress is the perfect way to embrace your inner fashionista. The cut, style and fabric makes this dress a truly special piece, which is different from anything you might find on the high street. We make everything to order to ensure you receive a beautiful and one of a kind designer dress, which you will love. Whether you need petite or plus size dresses or anything in between, this exclusive skater is perfect for you.
UK Printed Skater Dresses
Designed and handmade at Contrado in London, this unique skater dress is available in large and small runs with no minimum order an is available with fast delivery. Gorgeous full colour print will bring your dress to life and make you feel incredible.
Your label, your brand
If you want to really sell your designs, then look no further than our printed fabric labels. Add your brand name and info for a really professional touch. Each fabric label is as unique as the dress it’s made for, so you can personalise it with your customer’s name, or even a personal message. Get recognised, and build your fashion brand with our fabric labels.
Style it with
Our all over printed skater dress is the perfect style for accentuating and flattering your figure. The classic A-line cut hugs the waist and kicks out at the hips, making it ideal for most sizes and shapes. When it comes to styling your Custom Skater Dress, why not add a pair of our personalised leggings in a matching or even contrasting print? This is the perfect look when you want to create a more casual and fun outfit. To add a touch of cute, tomboy style, throw our Custom Bomber Jacket over the top and roll up the sleeves to show some attitude.
Your new garment is made from a high quality, long lasting fabric. Follow our care instructions to ensure it lasts for many years! Turn inside out before washing. Iron on the reverse of the printed side. 30°c wash. Low tumble heat. Do not wring. Low heat iron. Steam safe.
The Contrado promise
Our talented team of 55 makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in our London production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% made in the UK
- Quick turnaround, usually inside a couple of days
- Original and innovative products often with next day delivery
- Exceptional quality with everything made to order
- A personal service from staff who care
Turn your design talent into business
Create a brand. Create a store. Make a living. Join our vibrant community of online sellers and start earning. Our online marketplace for designers is free to join and allows your designs to reach audiences around the world. Contrado gives you access to our wide range of beautiful, handmade products, all waiting for your prints. We take care of making, printing, shipping and customer service so you can just create.
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Frequently asked questions:
What parts of this personalised skater dress can I design?Our Custom Skater Dress is made from 2 parts - the front and back. You can upload your design; a photo, a montage, a print, and illustration etc, onto the entire front and back panel of this designer dress. Our technician team will then print it and cut and sew the dress by hand. You can also design an internal label, which is perfect to add an extra element of personalisation.
Which is the best fabric option?We have selected 2 of our custom fabrics to make this exclusive dress. Choose from Chain Jersey fabric or Crush Velour. The choice is really yours when it comes to which material to use, as they both have their own unique qualities, which lends themselves perfectly to the dress. Crush Velour gives a sexier and more textured finish, while the Chain Jersey is very stretchy with a characteristic "chain" effect from the pique knit.
How long will it take for my dress to be made?You might think that a handmade, designer dress would take days or even weeks to complete. Not so at Contrado! Our specialist team of designers, printers and sewers work together to ensure all orders are printed and handmade quickly, carefully and efficiently. Your dress takes between 2-3 days to complete and is available with next day delivery.
You have the designs, we have the amazing products and place to sell, and together we make.
All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the hand crafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile the orders roll in and you get paid fast.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric, and sewn into finished products, which gives a better finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns, but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.