The last days have been pretty busy. I am leaving for Los Angeles next week, and for once I have started packing well in advance instead of postponing it until a few hours before check-in. The funniest thing to put in my suitcase was of course my wedding dress, which I have bought in Thailand. It is made in creamy white Thai silk, and I think it looks absolutely adorable. I promise to show you some pictures from the wedding, so you can see it yourselves.
Finding a good tailor in Bangkok can be challenging, and many are the times that I have brought home items, which was either so poorly made that it almost fell apart after a week, or the fit was so miserable that I might as well have bought it in a super market.
Before I went to Thailand I therefore made some research regarding the tailor made-to-order business in Bangkok and went a myriad of Internet forums entries regarding the subject. One of the tailors, who were mentioned many times was Cotton House, which apparently should be especially good at making clothes for women. Since it was also virtually impossible to find anything negative comments about Cotton House, it was an obvious choice to have my wedding dress made there.
Unlike most other Bangkok tailors, Cotton House is not run by assertive Indians, and there are no signs outside the shop stating special promotions. As a matter of fact, Cotton House is tucked away in the beautiful but very discreet shopping center O.P. Place, and once you step inside you are greeted by 2 competent Thai ladies who definitely are not afraid to state, what they think suits you and, more importantly, what does not.
My original idea for a wedding dress, was thus somewhat modified by well-meaning advice from the ladies regarding what style I should choose if I, which they assumed, wanted to look slim. The price was not negotiable, but fair, and they were also very realistic about the time perspective. I had an idea about some embroidery on part of the dress, but they said that there was not enough time to make it properly, so they would rather not do it.
I was at 3 fittings and decided to order a silk dress and a cotton shirt as well, all of which was delivered to my hotel in a nice package, the last day I was in Bangkok. Cotton House is without a doubt the best tailor, I have ever used in Thailand. The workmanship is excellent, and they know what women want in every detail, such as bra-hiding straps, sleeves, which gives the illustration of thinner upper arms, and the most flattering cuts for your body type. I can therefore only join the crowd of Cotton House fans, and I look forward to showing you my wedding dress.