Sometimes, I get to make wedding dressed for friends. And when I do, it is an extra special feeling. Why? Well, for one because I get to share such an intimate and unique experience, the choosing of the most special dress, which is fun, sweet, emotional. But most of all, because I also get to […]
About change, growth, identity. The past few months have been full of stirring and brewing, ever since my partner and I decided to ride this restlessness we have been feeling for a while, and move across the country. We are moving to Reggio Emilia! Moving is sometimes like the moulting of a skin. The old […]
Today I wanted to share with you these beautiful images from a bridal styled shoot in the Arizona desert I participated in this past spring, featuring the ombré Helianthus wedding dress.
I visited the area a few years ago, but it was the dead of winter and the scenery was quite different. Hues of grey, pinkish haze, stones and the geometric cacti dominated the horizon, where in these photos everything is green, alive, vibrant, and full of the energy of spring bursting alive. The light and florals matched the fire tones of the dress perfectly, and the resulting photos are breathtaking.
New bridal designs for 2018 I’ve been taking advantage of the slower weeks of winter to put ideas to fabric and create some new designs for the coming year. Here’s a quick preview of some of the new wedding dresses that I will be adding over the next weeks (not complete, just my favourites!) Here are […]
It’s sample sale time!
I just put a few dresses on sale in my Etsy shop! It’s that time of year when the bustle of bridal season lets off a bit, and I get to create entirely new ideas, experiment with new fabrics and see where inspiration leads. This also means my showroom’s racks are on the verge of bursting with dresses and I need to let go of the ones I no longer wish to keep for in-person brides to try on.
I’ve put them on sale at 50% off, go see it any meet your desires!
My in-studio photo setting is finally complete! It’s taken quite a few months and a lot of research but it’s finally all set up. Today I tried it out for the first time and I am so happy with what came out! I cant wait to experiment some more, and get some of those new pieces I have been working on online!
Today is my website’s birthday! (and I also sent out my first ever newsletter!!!)
It’s been one crazy year since I launched it, and the learning curve has been steep and intense. Self taught as I am in all things business, design, marketing, sewing, designing, e-commerce, I follow where the work leads me and roll up my sleeves and jump in.
My beautiful, long, warm island vacations are long over, and the tan is already fading. It ended up being Sardinia after much organisational procrastination and debate, and it was lovely!
Sooooooo….. I’m fully booked! Yay! I’m closing my Etsy shop till the end of May in order to finish up all the beautiful wedding dresses that have been ordered, and then take a couple weeks of vacation (hopefully Madagascar…. we will see!!)
Aaand…. it’s made! The custom wedding outfit, that is.
After I draped out the pattern for the blouse yesterday, getting the v-neck and shoulder folds exactly the way I wanted them, marking everything out and drawing out a nice armhole, I proceeded to remove the muslin from the dress form.
I ironed it out flat, and traced the shape and markings on to paper, smoothing out the lines and correcting the curves as I did, and then I added seam allowances.