Elegant Bespoke Costuming and Wedding Gowns, Ready To Wear, Corsetry, Couture, Home Beautification
(and an odd comment and craft or two)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Wedding On The Beach
My nephew got married yesterday. I made his fiance a little wedding dress. She brought me some photos of dress ideas that she liked and I figured out what would look best on her, what color would look best on her, and what we could do with her budget. I cant copy something exactly because I dont like copying other people's work and I cant help but put my own twist on things anyway.
She wanted something simple and elegant and I think I gave that to her. Stretch silk. Empire waist. Drapery in the back for a taste of drama. A little lace.
I lined the dress in a lightweight silk and gave it a side zipper. I didnt go into a lot of detail, but I gave her a flattering, quality gown that fit her and was easy to wear. It took her from the beach to a picnic reception in the woods, but would have been suitable for a church wedding as well. If she was so inclined, she could have this dress dyed and get a lot more wear out of it.
Heirloom Quality Sewing,
Clothing and Costume Design,
Tribal Belly Dance Costuming,
Soft Home Furnishings.
I will often tackle jobs with my well honed stitch witchery skills that others fear to take on. I love taking a garment that needs repair and breathing new life into it again. My brides are usually the off beat types of all ages and persuasions who want something different to wear on their special day - something not possible to purchase off the rack. Ive made things for rock stars, for the hard to fit, for the girl next door, for the tribal belly dance kings and queens!
I take inspiration from the days of olde and the world's diverse cultures.
And when I'm not making awesome things, I'm trying to help save the world by getting in touch with the land and changing my old ways of doing things..........
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