Make a Classic online style your own with simple pattern changes, fabric upgrades, and embellishments. Great for teams that have tighter budgets or shorter time frames but still want a unique look!
6-10 WEEKS /// $75+ /// ORDERS OF 5 OR MORE
|5||On 5 or
|Shop||2-8 Weeks||Starting at $20||1||On 5 or more||45 Minutes
for group orders
|Design||12-18 Weeks||Starting at $200||5||Varies with quantity||90 Minutes||$75/Hour|
HOW IT WORKS
Creating a custom look is as simple as choosing your favorite style and telling us how you would like to make a change. Modify a sleeve, change a fabric, add a team logo - the possibilities are endless!
SELECT A STYLE TO MODIFYDAY 1-2
Start your design by finding a favorite style, and figuring out how you would like to customize it!
DESIGN SELECTION To get started, shop from thousands of our existing styles. Any of our online styles can be modified!
Identify modifications Identify the changes you would like to make, and Contact us and send your ideas. Our team is eager to assist you and guide you through this process. Below are a few ideas of modifications that allow you to create your own look:
- Lengthen or shorten shorts, skirts, pants and sleeves
- Exchange a sleeve. For example, change a short sleeve to a long sleeve
- Convert an open back to a closed back for more coverage
- Switch out or remove a skirt from a biketard, leotard or unitard
- Add your team’s custom logo
- Incorporate a different type of fabric. For example, exchange a basic fabric to a novelty fabric like hologram.
- And more!
Budget & time frame Provide us with your budget and final performance date. This will ensure we stay focused on offering designs that fit within your budget, and make sure we stay on track to meet your deadline.
Western Michigan University Dance Team chose our online style 112-186 Top to modify.
DESIGN CONSULTATION, ILLUSTRATION AND FEEDBACKDAY 3-4
This phase is all about collaborating on your design ideas and needs.
DESIGN CONSULTATION We’ll call and talk to you about your ideas to make sure we understand what you are looking for and walk through the details. We’ll advise you on what is feasible and offer suggestions for making the best design choices to stay within your set budget and time frame.
design illustration and feedback Your design will be illustrated and sent to you within 1–2 days, along with fabric swatches and colors as needed. Once you receive the design, we’ll touch base with you to make sure we got it right.* Then it’s time to order!
*We understand there are times you might change your mind about the look you are seeking and want to redesign. We are always happy to work with you, just keep in mind that the first 45 minutes of design time are free. Additional design services will be billed $75.00 per hour. Your Account Manager will discuss this with you before proceeding with the redesign.
PRICE, ORDER AND PAYDAY 2-5
This step is all about confirming your order and the price of your garment.
PRICING Once you approve your design, our pricing and production teams meet to determine the cost and how the garments will be constructed. Your Account Manager will send specific pricing to you within 1-2 days.
Confirmation and payment Full payment is due prior to beginning production and secures your delivery date. Please keep in mind that if your payment is not received on time, your delivery dates will be adjusted. If we work together to meet all the deadlines in the project schedule, we can ensure we meet your delivery date. We accept the following forms of payment:
- Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)
- Pay Pal
- Purchase Order*
*If you are a College or High School and need to make your payment with a Purchase Order, let your Account Manager know. Our billing office will be in contact with you to get more information.
PROTOTYPE CREATIONWEEK 2-4
Once the design and price have been confirmed, a sample garment (Prototype) is created to ensure you love everything about your new look! Our preference is to send you a Prototype for your approval, but tight project schedules may not permit this. In some cases we can send you a photo of the Prototype on our fit model in lieu of sending the actual garment, or send a sample style you see online. Your Account Manager can help determine what option is best for you.
SCHEDULING & PRODUCTION It takes 2–4 weeks to create your Prototype. We’ll be busy making the changes to the pattern, cutting, sewing and embellishing your prototype. We try all samples on our fit model as a final check before sending to you. Your Account Manager will provide you with an estimated ship date. Time frame will vary based on the following:
- Number of changes to the pattern
- Availability of fabrics and materials
- Openings in our Prototype schedule (Plan ahead July to November. Schedules fill up fast during this popular time of year.)
SIZING, MEASURING AND PROTOTYPE APPROVALWEEK 4-5
Once you get your Prototype, we’ll need your help with a few things. Use this sample garment to check the fit and design, and as your sizing guide.
PROTOTYPE KIT Your Prototype includes a kit with a list of questions to identify any feedback you may have. This kit must be completed and returned with your Prototype. Download Prototype Kit here >>> . Be sure to:
- Check the fit: Try the garment on as many people as possible! Be sure to move in it and perform your choreography. If you have questions or concerns, send us pictures and we’ll help you find a solution.
- Check the design: Look at the garment from a distance and up close to make sure your vision is achieved.
measure your team For complete instructions on how to measure, refer to our Sizing and measuring guide.
- Fill out the sizing chart provided, and e-mail the measurements to your Account Manager. Identify which team members the Prototype fits. We’ll use this information to help you size your team.
- Have team members with special fit needs? No worries, we have custom sizing services for an additional fee.
return the prototype Return your Prototype promptly, otherwise your final delivery date will be delayed. We use it as our sewing sample, and cannot start production until it is received. Your original package will contain a return envelope and FedEx label. Return the Prototype and Prototype Kit by dropping it at your nearest fedex location.
prototype approval Once your Prototype is returned, it’s time to chat about any issues or changes.
- If there are no changes, your order will go directly into production.
- If you have small changes, we’ll do our best to make sure the Prototype is usable in the final order. However, additional fees may apply and this may cause a delay in your final delivery date.
- If you have significant changes, we will need to make a second Prototype. We will need to renegotiate your final delivery date and it will add weeks to your order.
Production begins once you have returned your Prototype, given final approval on your design, and confirmed sizes. Be sure you have the roster correct and everyone accounted for! Once we start production, your order is final and cannot be cancelled or changed. All of our garments are made to order in our Minnesota facilities by expert sewers and technicians. The Line Up carefully oversees all aspects of production and your Account Manager will be able to answer questions about your order as needed.
FINAL PAYMENT AND ORDER SHIPS!WEEK 8-10
Get excited, your order is almost ready to ship! Final payment is due and we will do a final quality check on all the garments.
FINAL INVOICE If you made changes to your order and there is a balance due, a final invoice will be sent before production begins. If you have questions, contact your Account Manager or our Billing department. Payment is due 2 weeks before the order ships.
quality check Our team performs quality assurance checks at multiple stages of the production process, to ensure your order is created to specification. Your Account Manager and Product Designer will personally check each and every garment before they leave the building!
Shipping Once your order has shipped, you’ll receive an e-mail with a tracking number! If you are picking up your garments at our Minnesota office, we will notify you for Will Call. Orders must be paid in full before they are shipped or picked up. If your order is being shipped, make sure someone is there to sign for the package. If you waive a signature, unfortunately we cannot be responsible for loss or theft!
Your order has arrived and it’s time to get ready for that much anticipated performance!
CHECK YOUR ORDER Open the box right away and have each team member try on their costume. You’ll want to make sure everyone looks their best before performance day!
Follow-up We’ll reach out to you to make sure you love everything about your new look. Questions or concerns? Don’t hesitate to call us!
performance day We love seeing it all come together for that final moment – your look, choreography, and passion! We welcome the opportunity to share these exciting moments – both with the hard-working team behind the scenes at The Line Up and with our friends – by sharing your story on our website! Your success is our success!
To learn more about Western Michigan University Dance Team’s 2016 Game Day top, check out the full story on the blog! >>>
WANT TO GET STARTED?
Share your ideas with us and let’s get started on some designs! Submit an inquiry belowand we’ll get in touch with you within one business day!