I don’t even want to think about how long it has been since I last posted. I do know that the last couple years have been incredibly busy and fruitful. Many brides have walked through my door, as well as their mothers and bridesmaids.
I have also begun doing contract alterations work for a well known local bridal shop. They keep me very very busy!
It would be almost impossible to list and show all the lovely dresses I have been privileged to create in the past months; so I thought I would just show a quick slide show of my favorites!
Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed the creating!
This was a “Pretty in Pink” gown for a bride that had brought me a picture of a gown completely different form what we actually created. The only thing that really stayed the same from her original idea, was the color pink!
Some brides want lots of color! This bride did not want anything traditional! Red and black were her colors! Its actually a short red and black lace short sheath, with a removable over skirt of cascading ruffles. The short sheath was necessary for her departure ride – on a motorcycle! I put invisible zippers at the bottom of the side seams, that she could unzip for more freedom of movement.
A very good friend asked me to make her a beaded tunic for a special occasion. Simple construction, but it turned out so beautiful! The asymmetrical hem is trimmed in a beaded fringe.
This was a purchased gown that had a very long train, which I cut off, and created this pretty back drape with cap sleeves, to cover the open back.
This sweet young lady needed a flower girl dress for the wedding she was attending. She was such a joy to work with! When she put on the finished dress, she teared up and said, “I am beautiful!”
In the first picture, here, you see a cathedral length gown that was worn several years ago by the bride, who brought it in to me ans asked that I take it apart and create 2 small flower girl dresses for her daughters, aged 18 months and 3 years.
Okay – so this is certainly not everything I have worked on in since I last posted, but it will give you, dear readers, a small taste of what I have been up to!
Next up – my recent fav’s – both created and altered!