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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!

How to Sew an Invisible Zipper, Easily
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How to Sew an Invisible Zipper, Easily

Sewing an invisible zipper is intimating at first thought. But when you’ve got the right tools and the patience it becomes even easier. It’s tricky and takes practice. I’ve found this method the easiest way to accomplish this kind of zipper. Remember your invisible zipper foot!

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.

Lace & Tulle Prom Dress
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Lace & Tulle Prom Dress

That Raspberry Ballet Some highlights of this recently completed prom dress. The bodice features a seamless lace overlay, delicate off-the-shoulder sleeves, and corset back with eyelets. Skirt is a full circle with a ton (two layers of 7m to be exact!) of tulle for the overlay. I have another video that shows more on sewing a...

Art Deco “Atonement” Inspired Gown
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Art Deco “Atonement” Inspired Gown

I had the pleasure of designing and creating this to-die-for dress inspired by a gown worn by Keira Knightly’s character in the film Atonement. It is a romantic war-drama set in the 1930’s that involves a crime and the consequences that follow in the next six decades. A very good and beautiful film, it was...

Big City Wedding – Bridges Restaurant Vancouver
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Big City Wedding – Bridges Restaurant Vancouver

It’s been a very exciting summer, one of the most memorable by far. My big sis Leeza was married back in August and the photos are in! This was a pretty special task for me and something I always looked forward to being able to do for her! I have taken photos and video throughout...

Happy Holidays!
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Happy Holidays!

Wow, what a crazy year it’s been! I had some amazing clients and really unique projects. Enjoy my little video montage of my projects this year. The only thing not show, is the oodles of wrap dresses I did. Nearly 40 of them! I loved making them, so keep’em coming! Here’s some special projects I’ve...

Go Bold! A Cotton Floral Printed Wedding Gown
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Go Bold! A Cotton Floral Printed Wedding Gown

This was one fun dress to make! The cotton is the nicest I’ve ever had the chance to work with and that came of no surprise because it’s from Liberty London. If you don’t know much about the home goods and fashion store here’s a little bit of history:

Pale Pink Grecian Gown
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Pale Pink Grecian Gown

This bohemian, grecian style bridal gown is my latest design. Now that its complete you can see a slight retro 1970’s influence, made to look vintage, while not actually being vintage! It very much reminds me of a dress my Grandmother had when I was young. A regular occurrence was my sister and I trying on her clothes...