The Pinterest Dress....

I was able to make a dress for a sweet little bride who sent me these photos of a dress she fell in love with from Pinterest. I saw these and fell in love too. I mean what a dress right?!

She loved the layers of chiffon and lace. 


So we hunted down enough lace and chiffon and I got to work. one little problem though, the bride was in Idaho until a month before the wedding! So after a few dozen emails, a skype measurement fitting, and only a few hours of talking over the phone getting the style, silhouette, fit, and feel,  I pieced together an assortment of patterns. I had so much fun with this design! I have known this bride for years, and she is not a fancy big dress girl, and if I think right, she mentioned she wanted the dress to be really comfortable, like a night gown comfortable! 
With only her measurements, I started putting together the bodice. 









The skirt was going to be at least 5 layers of liner, chiffon, and lace. 



I wanted to make sure I had enough chiffon and I loved how it draped on the bias. 


This is almost ready for her first fitting.


The first fitting was a bit funny. Both bride and her mom were apprehensive when they saw all the pieces, it was too early to see the dress through the mess!  I was so happy that the dress fit almost perfectly. 


Adding the many layers for the skirt. 


2nd fitting. Not the bodice and sleeves fit much better, and the skirt is almost done. 

Cutting the chiffon and adjusting the hemline. 



3rd and final fitting! Finishing the skirt, adding the ribbon tie and finishing the neckline.


I love this moment, when the dress is done, you can tell how excited both the bride and I are! I love that her mom took this photo, I feel this way with every dress, and every bride on the final fitting.



The Wedding Day! A very happy bride. 










Vintage Themed Wedding

 One of the bridesmaid, I had previously done her sisters' alterations for her wedding dress. I love when clients come back for something else! It means I'm doing my job and well!

This was a fun bridal party to work with for sure, hello full swing 50's style bridesmaid dresses in a cotton blend. Heaven! Not one bias, chiffon, silk, beaded dress in sight! 
I resized all three of the bridesmaid dresses and adjusted the bodice for the wedding dress as well. They went to Las Vegas for this wedding and I bet it was quite a party! 





Lace and Blush

This bride found the most beautiful dress, but the lace bodice we sheer and she wanted it to have more coverage. Luckily I had a nude, silk blend liner, and it worked perfectly! 
It also needed to be taken in through the bust and waist. 

It fit like a glove and she looked beautiful! 



I was also able to work with lovely ladies and re-size their bridesmaid dresses. Because even ordering  correct size dresses don't always fit! I really love the color of the blush chiffon they picked for the dresses. 


We wanted to keep the focus on the lace but still have the dress be modest and comfortable.



I get nervous at the receptions during eating of the cake. The couple is thinking about being cute by smearing cake in their faces, the whole time I'm thinking Don't Spill on the Dress! When it happens I'm usually the first to jump in and help the bride wipe it up. After all the hours I've spent with that dress, let's keep it clean people!






Tory Burch meets DVF

I found this fabric at the Stitching & Sewing Expo back in February. I wanted to make a nice summer dress. I love Tory Burch, I wanted something that was easy to pack and that didn't need to be ironed. This stretch poly-blend just spoke to me! The colors and the print was exactly what I was looking for.


I had a vintage Vogue pattern for a DVF look alike wrap dress. 

The final dress, it fit like a gloves, washes beautifully and goes with so many things!
 Hello Summer!