Commission Karin Graves to design a Beswarmed jacket just for you!
Bespoke and Beswarmed
Commissioning Karin to create a Beswarmed jacket is a personal, interactive journey of re-imagination. Typically the experience goes something like this:
• Contact Karin to discuss your project and budget, and schedule an initial consultation.
• Pick out a classic jacket that you love—one with good 'bones' that fits you well and that you want Karin to use as the starting point for your Beswarmed commission. (Or, at your initial consultation, you can ask Karin to surprise you with a jacket she feels will work well for you, your figure and desires.)
• Meet with Karin in her studio for the initial consultation: get acquainted over an espresso or pot of tea; relax and establish a personal connection and understanding with Karin. She will take your measurements, discuss your lifestyle, your intended use for your jacket, types of jackets and materials. The two of you will brainstorm and Karin will sketch ideas and design features.
(You can do this consultation remotely of course, by phone, photos, FaceTime or Skype, but in-person is best if possible. And Portland is a really fun place to visit!)
• Over the next days and weeks, Karin will mix her potions, cast her spells and work her swarming magic.
• Return to Karin's studio to see your jacket in process, test the fit and discuss next steps. You and Karin may elect to schedule additional fittings as needed. (Again, this step can occur remotely and with the aid of digital photos, videos and shipping services, but in-person visits are best.)
• Once you're thrilled with your jacket and have paid Karin (a jacket commission typically runs from $400 to $800), you are ready to sally forth—uniquely Beswarmed and immeasurably proud!
A Life Beswarmed
We hope your first Beswarmed jacket is just the start of your friendship with Karin and your relationship with our studio. We welcome your photos, cards, letters and 'likes,' and we stand ready if your jacket requires alterations or repairs.
Better yet, you may have gotten the Beswarmed bug and want to commission or purchase additional designs from Karin. You can even try your own hand re-imagining a jacket by enrolling in one of Karin's workshops.
In any case, we invite you to join our circle of friends Beswarmed.