I have also begun doing contract alterations work for a well known local bridal shop. They keep me very very busy!
It would be almost impossible to list and show all the lovely dresses I have been privileged to create in the past months; so I thought I would just show a quick slide show of my favorites!
Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed the creating!
Some brides want lots of color! This bride did not want anything traditional! Red and black were her colors! Its actually a short red and black lace short sheath, with a removable over skirt of cascading ruffles. The short sheath was necessary for her departure ride - on a motorcycle! I put invisible zippers at the bottom of the side seams, that she could unzip for more freedom of movement.
A very good friend asked me to make her a beaded tunic for a special occasion. Simple construction, but it turned out so beautiful! The asymmetrical hem is trimmed in a beaded fringe.
This was a purchased gown that had a very long train, which I cut off, and created this pretty back drape with cap sleeves, to cover the open back.
This sweet young lady needed a flower girl dress for the wedding she was attending. She was such a joy to work with! When she put on the finished dress, she teared up and said, "I am beautiful!"
In the first picture, here, you see a cathedral length gown that was worn several years ago by the bride, who brought it in to me ans asked that I take it apart and create 2 small flower girl dresses for her daughters, aged 18 months and 3 years.
Okay - so this is certainly not everything I have worked on in since I last posted, but it will give you, dear readers, a small taste of what I have been up to!
Next up - my recent fav's - both created and altered!