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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...

7 Alternatives to the Classic Bridesmaid Dress
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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!

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!  

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...

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.

Vancouture Course With Claire B. Shaeffer
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Vancouture Course With Claire B. Shaeffer

I had the pleasure of spending the best three days learning from one of my idols, the couture guru, Claire Shaeffer. The first book I took out of the library on couture dressmaking was written by her and have bought/read several of her books since then. There are lots of elements that define couture but...

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.

Video: Making a Silk Sash
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Video: Making a Silk Sash

This is how I made a silk wrap around sash on a 1930’s style dress. Materials You’ll need general sewing supplies (machine, thread, scissors, needles etc). I used Stretch Silk Charmeuse for the fabric, 4 metres or your desired length of your sash. Make the width as wide as you want. Mine narrowed in the centre and...

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...

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