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Ok, this is out there, but I'm banking on diversity here in MDC...Anyone know where I can have an ao dai custom made in the Vancouver area?<br><br>
For those who are curious, and ao dai is the beautiful national dress of the Vietnamese. See <a href="http://www.aodaichamkhanh.com/" target="_blank">http://www.aodaichamkhanh.com/</a><br><br>
TIA!<br>
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There's a lady with a shop on Main and 16th who makes custom ladies wear. She specializes in evening wear and asian dresses eg. cheong sam. I got my wedding dress made there. She takes your measurements and custom makes it to any style you want.<br><br>
I can't for the life of me remember what the store was called, but it was on Main St/16th, northwest corner. It was 1/2 block across 16h from Bello wedding world.<br><br>
HTH, if you still can't find it, you can pm me and I'll look through my receipts.
 

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Thanks, Ellaine, I appreciate the referral. I know the area you are referring to and will look into finding this seamstress. Custom ao dais made in Asia can be had through ebay for about $70 US, but I'd prefer to go local and ensure a good fit with a fabric that I love. I'll be curious to find out what this person charges.<br><br>
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Oh hey...I just drove by there yesterday and I didn't see the shop anymore! They may have moved or just plain closed up. I hope it isn't the latter because she was quite talented. You might want to have a look just in case.<br><br>
She didn't come cheap btw. My cheong sam dress was about $500. But that was everything included, fabric and labour, and it was detailed with edge pipe-ing. I vaguely remember that she charged about $90 for a skirt or blouse for workwear.<br><br>
I had a similar dress custom made in asia about 2 years ago, and then it was about $130. But the handwork was shoddier.<br><br>
Hope you find her or something similar.
 
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