Friday, April 18, 2014

A Beautiful Maggie

This Maggie is one of the most delicate dresses I have worked on. 

I love the beading on the tulle, it's amazing.  The most impressive part was the phenomenal lace edging.  The dress was slightly too long so I hemmed the dress, which involved removing all the lace trim, cutting it shorter, and hand stitching it all back on.

It was an extensive amount of work however, having a too long dress does not look quite polished. 

The bride is actually planning on bringing the dress back to have cut off short.  Her and her husband and planning on doing a photo shoot for their 1st anniversary.  How special is that???? 

A lovely dress to work on and it was such a pleasure meeting another wonderful bride. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Most Slimming Bridesmaid Dress

I have seen many bridesmaid dresses over the years and I have to admit this is the most slimming dress I have seen!  It is also the best dress I have ever photographed.  I think it all has to do with the black with the red sash. 

The dress style is relatively simple.  A subtle sweetheart neckline tight to the waist with a flowy skirt. 
The sash accentuated the smallest part while the fuller bottom hides everything a girl wants to hide.  Love, love, love this dress and the colour combination. 

I am also a huge fan of double wrapping sash's.  Not sure why but it has to do with the way the light shines on the different layers.  This bride gets a thumbs up for picking wonderful dresses.  I think this dress also falls into the category of re-wearable. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Mint Bridesmaid

Mint is really common this year and this bridesmaid dress was a slightly more saturated version of a grad dress I worked on a few weeks ago. 

The style was great because the bridesmaids were all quite busty.  The alterations were a bit tricky to get every dress fitting great though.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Mermaid Dress Bustled

This bride had an extensive overhaul on her dress since she is tiny.  I took the dress in everywhere, hemmed, added, cups, and bustled. 

I wanted to showcase how the dress bustled.  The fabric was quite stiff.



I love how the detail on the train was not lost when the dress was bustled.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mint Grad Dress

I primarily advertise my services to weddings however, every once in a while I get to work on a grad dress and it's really fun.

I love mint this season so working on this dress was a dream.  I loved the draping of the fabric and the low back, simply beautiful.


I could not close the upper strap because the grad is a lot smaller than my dress form.  The back of the dress has a slight train which looks amazing.  I am so jealous, I wish I had picked something this nice when I graduated! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Dress with Just Enough Detail

This dress looks amazing on the bride.  I love the pleating on the bust and the belt of bling. 

 
The train was simple but works so well with the pleated detail on the back of the dress.  


The bustle is amazing.  I love the layering and fold of the fabric.  This style of dress always bustles amazingly!

Friday, September 20, 2013

One Shoulder Dress with Rouching

This bride bought here dress on line and it turned out really well for her.  The one shoulder strap is covered in fabric flowers and the bodice is rouched.

The train wasn't super long so the bride opted not to have a bustle.


 
The bride bought this dress from China and when it came it was slightly too short.  I ended up adding an additional ruffle in the front to increase the length.  The bride was shocked that the fix was so easy and the design of the dress didn't change at all.