FAQ

Sizing and measurement information is listed for each Ivey Abitz design in a measurement chart just below the description.

Please note that our sizing is based on garment measurements, not body measurements. Any numbers listed are taken across the front of the garment as it lays flat and taut on a flat surface. For example, a chest measurement for a frock might be 22 inches. That means the frock is 22 inches across while it is laying flat. You may need to measure some of your other clothes in this manner in order to get a sense for how our garments will fit you.

Prices are listed with fabric options on each design page. Make a fabric selection to display the price.

Measuring instructions are provided at this page: How to Measure.

Clients that wear a size 10-12 typically wear a size medium in our collection. However, it depends upon how you like your garments to fit and drape on your body.

The best way for those new to our collection is to measure a few of your favourite garments at present and compare them to the measurement chart for the IA designs you are interested in. If your size happens to fall in between sizes, we can do custom tailoring for you as well. Keep in mind that there are versatile side ties in many of our designs, and they allow you to control the drape to get it exactly how you’d like it to fit.

If you have more than one garment in mind and are looking at an entire ensemble or group of ensembles, we will begin by creating a couple of garments for you. We’ll send them along to confirm the fit. Then, we create the rest of the order for you. This puts our first-time clients completely at ease, knowing that we work with you to ensure the proper fit. We want you to be smitten with everything.

We do not offer wholesale pricing for retailers. This is so that we can give our utmost attention to those who wear our designs. Each garment is individually made for the wearer who orders it. It is this personal connection that fulfills our creative vision.

We can add up to 2 inches to any measurement of a size XL for an additional fee. Refer to measurement charts on the ordering page to see if that will work for the designs you are interested in.

NOTE: Our sizing is different than mass-produced clothing, so please take a look at the garment measurements listed on each design page. Our garment measurements are measured on a flat surface across the front of the garment. The garment should be taut without any wrinkles. For example, a size xl generally measures 27 inches across the front of the chest. The circumference of the actual garment in the chest is approximately 54 inches.

No. Ivey Abitz fabric is special and chosen specifically for our collection.

Yes, we create one-of-a-kind wedding dresses from the collection on our website at IveyAbitz.com. We also create garments for bridesmaids and mothers of the bride. Our designs lend themselves to everyday wear and special occasions, simply by choosing special fabrics and pairing garments appropriately.

Are you planning on wearing traditional white, or are you venturing into other hues? We have many in-house fabrics that are not featured on our website, so having an idea of hues and fabrics initially would be most helpful.

Are there garment designs you gravitated to initially within our collection? That would be helpful to know as well.

Inquire with us and we will be happy to work with you personally to create the dress of your dreams…or better.

Occasionally we release a print catalog. Sign up for our newsletter, IA News, and provide your mailing address. You will receive the next Ivey Abitz catalog when it is ready. We do not share personal information with third parties. See our privacy policy.

Most Ivey Abitz garments are machine washable. In fact, we wash most garments before shipping in order to get the look our designer, Cynthia, intends. Occasionally we will offer a fabric that is dry clean only, but it will be clearly noted on the garment.

We provide care instructions for each fabric in its description at IveyAbitz.com. Just navigate to the fabric chart. Click on a fabric and it will bring up a larger image with a text description below.