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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?

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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 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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Services

IMG_9490Full Service Alterations – Offering full service alterations including pant hemming, zipper replacements, mending and repairs. Whether it’s casual or business wear we can make you look and feel great in your clothes!  Maybe your wardrobe just needs a little facelift. Sometimes a tuck here and a shortening there can make all the difference!

Wedding, Prom and Evening Gown Alterations – You found that perfect gown and now you need the perfect fit. With complex details like boning, bustles, beads and lace it’s best you trust it to professionals like us! From modernizing your mothers wedding gown for your day, making your bridesmaids look gorgeous, a stunning mother of the bride dress or a flower girl to ahhhh over we have the services you need!

Custom Wedding Dresses and Bridal Party Design – If you are having a hard time finding “the dress” why not have it made? Having your wedding dress custom made is the experience of a life time! We can make your design come to life. Having your dress made is a much more personal and attentive experience and can be less expensive than buying a dress off the rack. It is a great idea for anyone who has body issues. Whether you are pear shaped, plus size or skinny this can be the way to go!

We can also make and design your bridesmaids gowns! Do you have a colour or pattern in mind but can’t find the dresses? Many brides are turning to seamstresses to have their wedding party’s dresses made. This is a great option for the bridesmaids too as they can have the option to pick the design and everyone is happy!

Custom Clothing and Remake a Favourite – Do you have an item of clothing that is like an old friend but is on it’s last legs? Why not have another one made?

Are you a fashion lover who wants to transform trends into real-life looks by adding your own personal touches? If yes, then have your custom-built closet with us and our hand-executed techniques.

This is a great service for Pinterest fans!! Do you love the DIY look but don’t know how to sew? Leave it to us!

Leather, Suede, Fur and Shearling – We can alter, repair and redesign leather, suede fur and shearling. Whether it’s out of date or needs some repair leave it to us to breath new life into your beautiful clothes.

Tailoring – For the love of a well dressed man! We offer all tailoring services. Some examples are shortening sleeves, turning collars, narrowing lapels, taking in or letting out waists and relining jackets.