Saturday, November 19, 2011

Another Internet Dating Wedding!

My client came to me back in the summer with a sweet story of meeting her fiance through pone of the dating sites online. I used to be pretty skeptical about these sites, but I have been fortunate enough to meet plenty of "Internet Brides" as I call them, to start to believe in them.

The wedding was small, just family and close friends. The design she came to me with was so sweet and feminine. It was truly a pleasure to work with her.

Her dress is a tea length ivory satin dress with a crotched lace bodice
and a dropped waist with a satin ribbon sash. It has a light crinoline underneath, and covered buttons embellish the back zipper.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Valentino and Me!

I was recently asked to come by a new shop in Senoia, Ga., - Fabulous Frocks ( to see about doing some alteration work for Abriel, the owner.

I left with a gown to work on that basically needs taking in, a hem and bustling. Then, a few days later, Abriel called me back about another gown. This one is kind of exciting!

The work I will be doing will be 'pro-bono'. It is for a mock wedding photo shoot, by PaperLily Photographers.( The mock wedding shoot will be so very cool! I won't give away any details, but I will show you pics of the dress they chose!

Who would have ever thought that I would be working on a Valentino Gown?!
The delicate fabric on this gown seems so fragile, that I was truly nervous about working with it. The couture workmanship is perfect. Lots of hand sewn detail.
This photo is the "before". Fortunately, it only needed a hem and bustling.

After the  hem

The train before bustling

And the train after the bustling.

I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work on such an exquisite piece of workmanship!