About 15 years ago, we did.
Back then, we were at a crossroad. Many of our clients were asking us to provide swimwear for their particular needs and we noticed a few trends. Many of the same questions were being asked over and over. A niche was obviously not being met in the swimsuit market so a decision had to be made…we could continue to offer mainstream fashion swimwear for the average woman or tap into this niche we knew to exist - to provide swimsuits for the Real Woman with curves (or not). The rest is history. We decided to conduct a deeper “research” into women’s figures and what they/you really wanted in a swimsuit. We decided that the best way to do this was by making individual swimsuits for you.
Little did we know how popular it would become. We learnt a great deal about women’s figure types and their/your needs during the next few years. It was a very valuable experience and the swimsuits we offer today incorporate all of the lessons we learnt and continue to learn in our Glebe Shop.
Why did we stop? It became totally unworkable for many reasons. Mainly, the designers were being run down with an unsustainable workload and the original goal to provide that niche market with swimwear to fit the Real Woman was only being provided to a few. We had a grander vision to provide for the many!
We continue to receive requests for made-to-measure swimsuits on a daily basis. We are grateful for the experience but it is a thing of the past.