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Sewing a Bridal Gown Part 1: Muslin Making
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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...

Vintage Vlog: 90’s Wedding Gown
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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!  

What Being a Good Bridesmaid Means to Me
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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
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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!

Sewing a Full Circle Skirt Hem
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Sewing a Full Circle Skirt Hem

This video gives some tips on how to approach hemming a full circle skirt! If you’ve ever tried you probably noticed how tricky it can be turning up… what to do with all that extra fullness?! Well, give this a watch and find out.

WoW Bridal Fashion Show for BC Cancer Foundation
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WoW Bridal Fashion Show for BC Cancer Foundation

Exciting news! Victoria Women of Weddings (a network of prestigious wedding industry professionals) is putting on another bridal show in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. I’m happy to be a part of it again and will have a few dresses in the fashion show as well as a item in the silent auction. Here...

Vintage Dress Transformation: 70s to Futuristic
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Vintage Dress Transformation: 70s to Futuristic

My latest video is really a “making of” diary of my latest vintage project, transforming this 70s style gown into a futuristic inspired look complete with cape. This dress was my Aunt’s and it was made by my Grandmother Elise originally. It was pretty amazing to work on it and eventually sew on my label...

Three New Wrap Dress Styles & Photoshoot
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Three New Wrap Dress Styles & Photoshoot

Very excited to announce three new styles to the bridesmaid wrap dress collection! I also have been busy working with photographer Michael Butler and model Christy Bird to create new shop images that showcase the dresses beautifully, I think we were pretty successful… It was a pleasure to work with these two and Christy is beautiful.

The Making of a Custom Bridal Gown
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The Making of a Custom Bridal Gown

This new video is made from footage I took throughout the design process of my sister’s gown. Obviously not every detail was captured, but this provides good insight into have a custom made bridal gown, which is typically a 6 month process. It all starts with an idea, a concept, and flourishes from there.

Victoria Vintage Show
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Victoria Vintage Show

I will be at the Victoria Vintage show this year! Come drop by my booth (#79) if you have something vintage that needs altering or just need some sewing tips. Offering 20% off alterations on any show purchase! September 30 – October 1, 2016

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