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Lesbian Wedding Suit Gallery (pt1)

Lesbian Wedding TuxedoWe make suits for hundreds of lesbian weddings every year.

Each of them is a awesome event and an amazing chance for us to show off our best tailoring techniques.

The pics show one of our favorite suits of 2014.

This tux was made from a soft crepe.

Crepe has a gorgeous “vintage” look with a very subtle matte/sheen.  The texture of the fabric is somewhat “pebbled” rather than smooth.  The French pancakes are actually named for the fabric.

This fabric contrasts beautifully with the ultra smooth face of the “blush” satin we used for the lapels, pockets, and tuxedo stripe.

For the style, we chose a shawl collar style.  This rounded collar is one of the classic menswear details and is found extensively on classic tuxedos.  But here, it takes on a more feminine appearance and keeps the look from feeling harsh.Lesbian Wedding Tuxedos

The pants are classic tapered leg tuxedo pants and feature a traditional tuxedo stripe.

We make custom suits for women all across the world each year—-most of our suits are for ladies who are not able to make the trip to come in for a fitting in person here in our studio in Denver Colorado.

To get the best fit, we use our muslin fitting method—-where we actually mail you a mock-up of the whole suit to try on before cutting the actual suit.

So if you are planning a wedding, contact us (superhero@vigilantelabs.com) and let us sketch something for you!

Wedding photos are by Colette Kulig.  Check out her website for more amazing work!

 

Women’s Formalwear on the Runway!

Cropped Tuxedo Jacket with Silk and Lace Corset
Cropped Tuxedo Jacket with Silk and Lace Corset

We just completed one of the most fabulous runway shows we have ever put on.

For this show, we focused on our women’s formalwear collections—-which is what Denver Dressmakers is all about!

We led off with some of our amazing suits, pairing some of them with cummerbunds and some with corsets.

We showed some of our rocking tailcoats and some of our cropped jackets.  And we finished up with our mod tea-length dresses and finally a ball gown.

We don’t always show on the runway, but we felt that this was one of our best collections yet and we wanted everyone to see the amazing pieces coming out of our studio here in Denver, Colorado.

We even made it onto the front page of the Denver Post!

Moire Tuxedo with Silk Cummerbund and White Veil
Moire Tuxedo with Silk Cummerbund and White Veil

Everything we do here is couture—–which means that we can make something just for your event.  So if you see a suit or a dress that you want in a different color (say for a rock performance or a lesbian wedding), just drop us a line and we will discuss how to design the perfect look for you.

Every year, we make clothing for clients all over Europe, Australia, and the US, and we would love to make pieces for you.

You can contact us at superhero@vigilantelabs.com

All photos are courtesy of Jim Bailey.  Definitely check out his Facebook or Website for more of his amazing work.

 

 

Lesbian Wedding Vest Gallery (pt1)

We love making our vest and pant suits for lesbian weddings!

No more frumpy boxy suits with ugly shoulders!

Lesbian Wedding Attire

Our vests can be so much more fitted than a jacket and are structured just like a dress bodice for a beautiful slim shape.

Here are some of the most recent pics from this season:  Weddings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, in California, and in Tel Aviv, Israel.

We are so proud to have made suits for clients in all parts of the world!

Fashion Patternmaking

Wide Leg Pant

How do you do it?

For our retail clients who order a dress or suit, our whole process seems simple and straight-forward.  They tell us a bit about what they are looking for and we create a completely unique garment that fits them well.

For other dressmakers and industry professionals, this is a bit more confusing.  Or even somewhat astonishing.

Mod Dress

You mean that you can create, from nothing, a new style that looks exactly like a Victorian Worth dress or a 1920s sport coat or one of the dresses or winter coats from a top TV show?

And then you sell it for that little?  How is this possible?

Mod Dresses

Custom patternmaking is the backbone of what we do and we have spent years developing a system that allows us to turn out amazing patterns at a rapid pace.

Because we make so many more patterns than any other business aside from corporate fashion houses, we already know how to create every detail at a snap of the fingers.

Furthermore, we use a system of base patterns that has been shaped by taking thousands of actual measurements and creating thousands of sample garments which we then fit on clients.  The result is that we have a better understanding of fit and customer preferences than a freelance patternmaker could hope to achieve.

Custom Corsets
Custom Menswear

We call this system TheFrockEngine and over the next year we will be rolling out a large scale new offering to other dressmakers and fashionistas who are hoping to start or perfect their own businesses.

So if you are looking for the perfect patternmaker and the perfect pattern, we can help.

Our computer-assisted patternmaking is truer, cleaner, and based on a better data set than anything that most new designers can afford.

Leather Jackets

More than this:  We have better prices.  Because we don’t start from scratch each time, but draw upon thousands of existing and well-tested details, we don’t need to spend hours working out how to make something work, and our prices reflect this.

We combine old-school dressmaking techniques with cutting edge technology and superior data.  Making for results that are just right.

We can also grade the patterns into any number of sizes immediately and on site.  So if you are looking for a pattern in 5 sizes or 32 sizes, you don’t need to take the pattern elsewhere to have it graded.

So whether you are starting a fashion line or looking to expand your dressmaking business into more daring styles, we can help.  Just contact Lianna K. (superhero@vigilantelabs.com) to find out more.