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The Coolest Rock n’ Roll Wedding Ever

If it’s your wedding day the world is your oyster. The scope of your imagination is the only limit for making your vision of that perfect day come to life. This was the case for Crystal and Buzza and this neon and zebra print rock n’ roll wedding was one of the coolest weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of working on!

I’ll start with my favourite part. I thought this was such an original idea and I loved the versatility of these removable tulle BUSTLES!!

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Crystal, the bride, wanted her bridesmaids to wear a fitted black strapless dress of their choice. My job was to make each of them a layered tulle bustle in a shade of neon that matched the colour of the shirt the groomsman they were walking with was wearing.The skirt tied around the waist with a satin ribbon. The ladies then had the option of removing the skirts later for the party!

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I made all the guys a zebra print tie to match the ladies shoes.

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And the junior bridesmaids and flower girl dresses were to die for! How cute is that!? It was so fun working with all these crazy colours!!

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What is your unique vision for your wedding day?

Cristy – A Different Kind of “Groomsman”

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In today’s world the lines of friendship and gender are no longer firmly drawn. Many women have male best friends and many men have great friends who are women and they want them included in their special day. This was one wedding that proves just that!

Working on Cristy’s tuxedo was so much fun. The girl has so much style and stood up to the challenge of looking fantastic and fashionable in her suit right down to her Jimmy Choos.

For Cristy’s outfit we took the sleeves off of her dress shirt, saving the cuffs for wearing. When she had the jacket on you would never know there were no sleeves underneath.

A few more alterations to the shirt and jacket to make them more flattering and feminine, adding some curve, then we cropped those pants!

The results were awesome!!

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Katie’s Prom Dress

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Prom season is just around the corner so I thought I would share some of the prom designs I’ve made and altered.

This is Katie. Katie was so fun to work with on her prom dress, she was so excited for this big event in her life and she knew she had to have the right dress!

A short, full skirt with a strapless bodice was a popular dress style with girls that year. Katie’s dress was no exception but she knew how to make it unique to her vision. She wanted a sweetheart neckline, the beautiful satin bow situated on her natural waist as well as all the sequins (hand-glued!! by yours truly) on the top layer of tulle and cascading down the skirt.

What a fun and pretty dress!

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Katie’s Wedding Gown

 

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I loved everything about making Katie’s wedding gown. The design of her dream dress was so graceful and elegant from the halter style neck to the small train trailing in the back. So perfect for a beach wedding!

I started with a muslin fitting for Katie’s gown so we could get the drop waist in the back just right and adjust the the length of the train. When you are having a dress custom designed your seamstress will usually make the dress out of a cotton “practice” fabric called muslin in order to make all the necessary changes to the pattern before cutting into the actual dress fabric.

Here is Katie on her wedding day!

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Cathy’s Vintage Wedding Dress

Working with Cathy on her wedding dress was such a pleasure. Cathy wanted to wear her mother’s wedding dress on her big day but needed to give it a bit of a modern twist! What a great idea!

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Here is the before dress. Beautiful lace but the full sleeves and shoulders had to go for Cathy’s vision of what her dress needed to look like!

Here’s Cathy showing her mom the dress! She didn’t even recognize it!

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If you’ve inherited your mom’s or your grandmother’s dress why not consider wearing it on your big day? The possibilities are endless! Having a vintage dress revamped or remade is such a personal and dear way of breathing new life into a family heirloom. It also reduces the number of beautiful gowns going to rags in closets and second-hand stores!

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Lesley’s Jumpsuit

A client came into the shop last week needing an outfit for a work event. Lesley does not like her legs and was set against a dress but was armed with photographs of jumpsuits. We put our heads together to come up with the design details she was looking for and voila! Totally custom made jumpsuit for Lesley. Fits her perfectly and looks great!

I am totally hopping on the jumpsuit bandwagon this spring! Jumpsuits are flattering to the figure and well….fun!!

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Catherine’s Wedding Dress

I had the immense pleasure of creating Catherine’s gorgeous and original wedding gown for her special day in August 2015.

Catherine knew she didn’t want to go through the stress of shopping for and trying to fit the dresses available in the shops and decided that having her dress custom made was the way to go.

She knew the style of dress that she wanted, bringing me a photo of a dress from a magazine that had a unique layered skirt with a pointed hem! So fun!

Every woman knows her body and Catherine was no exception! Together we designed her dress to accentuate the parts of her body she loved and downplay the parts she doesn’t so she could feel her most beautiful on her big day. She even added a little extra bling here and there and a family momento – the butterfly broach at centre waist. So pretty.

Here is her beautiful dress!

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