Friday, 16 December 2011

Wedding dresses

I have had the pleasure of making some unique wedding dresses for some lovely ladies recently.
Thanks to my facebook page and word of mouth I was contacted and asked if I could create something that combined the ideas and dreams of my clients and my individual, quirky style.
Each dress was a challenge and although I found it quite stressful at times, I loved making my very first corset style bodice, ordering special tartan cloth (even if it took me ages to make the first cut),
finding beautiful pieces of vintage lace and linens that would go with each dress, gathering up different fabrics and piecing them together...adding details and seeing the finished garments.
The best part had to be seeing the photos of the weddings themselves and knowing that everything was perfect.


Mairi's 'Skye tartan' dress...
corset bodice and long skirt with vintage linens.

A beautiful Highland wedding in a woodland chapel.


Laurie's wedding dress, inspired by Avril Lavigne's 'Alice' dress.
black and white vintage fabrics with bustle.

Winter wedding... x

Black and white sleeves with button detail.

Chelsey's bridesmaid dress made from vintage cotton, linen and lace.

Making a printing stamp from pizza packaging.

I sometimes buy pre-made pizzas. I think they are pretty awful and have no taste, but if the family are hungry and I'm feeling lazy...t...