Ready-made things are standardized and bought right off the shelf, rather than being specially made. You might have to hem your ready-made curtains, but they're cheaper than having custom curtains sewn.

Ready-made clothes are the ones you buy in stores or online that come in standard sizes. Custom, tailor-made, or bespoke clothing is the exact opposite — they're constructed to perfectly fit your body. Ready-made food is store-bought, and made commercially, not homemade. You can also use this adjective to describe something that's so quick and automatic it's become a cliche, like a politician's thoughtless, ready-made response to a reporter's question.

Definitions of ready-made
  1. adjective
    made for purchase and immediate use
    produced by a manufacturing process
    off-the-peg, off-the-rack, off-the-shelf, ready-to-wear
    (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock
    manufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere
    food products that are prepared in advance and can be eaten as sold
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    custom, custom-made
    made according to the specifications of an individual
    bespoke, bespoken, made-to-order, tailor-made, tailored
    (of clothing) custom-made
    custom-built, made-to-order
    built for a particular individual
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  2. adjective
    commercially produced; not homemade
    ready-made clothes”
    produced in quantity at a factory
  3. adjective
    repeated regularly without thought or originality
    ready-made phrases”
    synonyms: cliched
    not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
  4. noun
    a manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase
    “their apartment was furnished with ready-mades
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    custom-built, custom-made
    an item made to the customer's specifications
    type of:
    artefact, artifact
    a man-made object taken as a whole
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