Author: Elise Tonn Designs (Britney )

Home : Elise Tonn Designs
Re-Creating My Own Prom Dress
Post

Re-Creating My Own Prom Dress

Hey, I’m re-creating my own Prom Dress circa 2005 from scratch.. again! The original was the very first dress I designed from pattern to final product. I lost track of it sometime after I moved away from home and have yet to have it turn up. So I’m creating the prom dress 2.0 here and...

It’s Our Birthday!
Post

It’s Our Birthday!

We’re 8 years old today and looking back we’ve come a long way. But we’re not done yet! So much is in store for later this year.

Sewing a Bridal Gown Part 1: Muslin Making
Post

Sewing a Bridal Gown Part 1: Muslin Making

The first step of constructing any new design is the muslin mockup. This covers pattern layout, cutting, thread tracing your pieces and then sewing them together to create the basic foundation of the dress. Can’t wait to have you follow along with the progress of this project! Next, we’ll be fitting the muslin and looking...

7 Alternatives to the Classic Bridesmaid Dress
Post

7 Alternatives to the Classic Bridesmaid Dress

We all have a pretty clear picture in our heads about what a bridesmaid dress looks like... I'm pretty sure it's pink and poofy. Times they are a-changin' my friends! Time to wake up and smell the roses that are these alternatives or additions to bridesmaid dresses!

Raspberry Lace Tutu Prom Dress
Project

Raspberry Lace Tutu Prom Dress

Ballet-inspired lace and tulle prom dress seamless lace, strapless bodice sweetheart neckline lace-up back corset with grommets Off-the-shoulder lace sleeves full gathered tulle tutu

Shae Game of Thrones Inspired Gown
Project

Shae Game of Thrones Inspired Gown

This dress was inspired by the costume of the character “Shae” in the popular show Game of Thrones. Silk Charmeuse Draped on the bias Gathered neckline Client added her own silver chain and belt

Vintage Vlog: 90’s Wedding Gown
Post

Vintage Vlog: 90’s Wedding Gown

We are taking a closer look at how this vintage 90’s dress was made a constructed. From materials used to the inner lining. Let’s take a look and learn! Plus I have some big news, so stick around until the end of the video!  

One Dress For All Your Holiday Events
Post

One Dress For All Your Holiday Events

How you can wear your convertible wrap dress to every even this holiday! Christmas parties, dinners and New Year’s Eve, this one dress can give you endless looks. Here’s two more to add to your repertoire.

What Being a Good Bridesmaid Means to Me
Post

What Being a Good Bridesmaid Means to Me

There’s way more to it than holding the bride’s dress while she tinkles… Let’s discuss, shall we? Now that 2017 is about to close, and the season slows for a short time, I always find myself doing a bit of reflecting. Especially this year where I find Elise Tonn Designs ready to shoot for bigger...

Making a Simple Waist Stay
Post

Making a Simple Waist Stay

A simple ribbon waist stay can add support to a heavy skirt making the bodice appear smooth and stay in place. Plus it alleviate strain on the zipper at the waist. A great, simple couture technique that can be added to any dress!