by appointment at
The Atelier's Parlour
3765 Sweeten Creek Rd
Arden, NC 28704
828 678 0196
The Charles Josef Design Studio
Charles Josef is an atelier that offers finely made clothing that is not only stylish but timeless. For us, fashion design encompasses all aspects of the garment construction, from pattern making to the hand finishing. Our garments offer style substance and all the classic details and workmanship that assure you a staple garment that you can enjoy for years.
We provide alterations and ready to wear as well as full custom design for those who value a one of a kind experience for their made to measure wardrobes and special occasion ensembles.
We believe in patterns made completely from scratch, using the old fashion methods of hand drafting and draping, not to mention a designer that takes an active part in those designs
Policies for 2017-18
All Garments are custom made as a made to order or custom designed commission, therefore, all sales are final.
All services performed will be subject to a fee.
Made to order Garments that are chosen from a specific style that we offer, are made in standard sizes to accommodate the client's measurements and may require alterations. Alterations are not included but can be performed in our studio at an additional cost.
Custom designed garments are constructed based on a sketch or concept and include 2 fittings. There will be a minimum fee of $50 for each additional fitting for any changes that the client would like to make.
There is no maintenance program with custom garments. Any changes or repairs needed after the garment is finished will incur an additional fee for services performed.
Changes due to clients fluctuations in weight that require adjustments will incur additional fees.
Fittings are done on a one on one basis, clients that require a third party to assist with decisions will be subject to an additional consultation fee per fitting.
Custom design is an exclusive service that is not for everyone. We reserve the right to refuse these services to people that may prove difficult to work with.
If circumstances arise that require the project to be stopped by the client, the client is still responsible for all fees and labor.
All garments and fees for services performed must be paid in full before items are taken by the client.