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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!  

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...

Cataloging My Collection of Vintage Dresses
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Cataloging My Collection of Vintage Dresses

I made this small (but fun, hope you dig the music for each era!) video showcasing a few of my vintage wedding dresses that I’ve started to collect. I’ve been holding onto them hoping to get around to making some changes but I though maybe I should just put them out there and see what...

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...

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...

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