Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Non-Traditional Design

This beautiful, yet non-traditional, wedding dress was designed for an outdoor summer ceremony. Inspiration began with the fabric that was purchased at Allyn's Bridal and Millinery in Cherry Creek, Colorado. It was a sheer fabric that faded from light silver to a deep gray and then featured an exquisitely sequined floral border made of deep purple sequins, pearls and silver cording. I underlined the gown with a silver gray crepe and made a matching shawl from the bordered sheer.

Designing for Hillery

Working with a bride to design the gown of her dreams is one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of my work. The design of this gown started out from an idea in a bridal magazine but after several fittings and talking with the bride it evolved into a completely different look. What matters most is that she feels beautiful on her special day and I think that we achieved that!

The gown was made of a winter white polyester sateen with a chiffon overskirt. The strapless bodice was overlayed with antique lace and accented at the waist with an antique pearl broach. The mantilla style, cathedral length veil was edged with a thin winter white cording.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Welcome to My Sewing Blog

Custom gown made summer 2007 - and a really cute wedding guest!