• Handmade with ♥ in Victoria, BC

    Custom Bridal Gowns

    One of a Kind Creations for the Modern Bride

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  • Restored & Altered to Make it Yours

    Vintage Bridal

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  • For Bridesmaids & The Bride

    Convertible Wrap Dresses

    Versatile and fun options your girls will wear again and again.

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  • It's Your Day, You Deserve

    Personal Attention

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  • Step Back In Time

    Themed Bridal Gowns

    A Costume Gown provides a level of fantasy and intrigue. Now that's an entrance.

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Custom Bridal Gowns & Vintage Wedding Dresses


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Elise Tonn Designs creates completely custom wedding gowns for your special day. My name is Britney King and Elise was my Grandmother. I believe that every bride deserves to look beautiful and feel comfortable on her wedding day. All gowns are unique and “one-of-a-kind”, designed and created specifically to your style and body. I love to up-cycle old vintage gowns into something new and unique to brides. Things were simpler and better made back then and it’s my goal to bring that notion back into the forefront of bridal gown design.

Bringing a fresh and young sense of design to each gown and drawing inspiration from vintage style I can create the gown you’ve always envisioned.

Every dress by Elise Tonn Designs is made to order, custom cut and sewn to the bride’s measurements. I also offer convertible multi-way wrap dresses for bridesmaidsI work with you closely throughout the entire process, a personal service beyond any expectations. Take a look at some past projects and see if a custom bridal gown is right for you.

From Concept

To Reality

The Process

Everything begins with a free consult. I will sit down and discuss your ideas in detail; from fabric choice and colour to the type of hem. After taking some in-depth measurements I will be ready to start your pattern. From there, at least for you, the rest is cake!

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Using fabric and a padded dress form to make a starting pattern, then altering it by hand to your own unique design. Next a muslin or first draft of your dress is made for an initial fitting.


When the final pattern is complete, it’s time to help you choose the right fabric and materials for your gown. My knowledge of textiles and care for them will help make your garment last.


The last step in the dressmaking process where the sewing and construction of your gown is done using the final pattern. After another 1 or 2 fittings your gown will be complete.

Sewing Lessons

share in the knowledge and fun

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Design Studio

my creative space

Designing is so close to heart that my studio is my home, literally. This space may be small but it has everything I need for designing and making garments.

When you drop by for a consult, studio cat Lucy will require some affection…

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