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!
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.
The pics show two of our most amazing recent dresses.
We can make almost anything—–and we are never too afraid to fly head first into the face of the unknown—–at least when it comes to dressmaking.
So we wanted to make a dress that symbolized the superhero spirit!
The first dress (in most of the pics) is cut from a gorgeous silk duppioni fabric in black and then hand-painted with metallic silver and gold paint and fluorescent sign painter’s enamel in neon pink.
The paint makes the dress literally glow in certain lights.
Under blacklight, the dress is almost shocking.
The dress has a 1950s style ball gown shape that can be worn bustled or let down for a full train.
It is cut with pleats at the front and side and a princess line in the front.
Of course, this is only one example of a dress that we can make.
We design each dress from scratch for each customer.
And we work with you to bring out and express your inner super powers.
When a client contacts us to order a dress, we talk with her about the styles that she loves and the life that she lives, and then we start sketching until we get a style that is exactly what she loves.
Then we draft a pattern from scratch that is exactly to her measurements.
Store-bought dresses start out as a B-cup and then need to be altered to fit.
Our dresses start out as a cotton muslin which we mail to you to try on. You send us digital pics and comments and we alter the patterns to capture exactly the right fit and style.
Finally, we make a dress that is designed from top to bottom to fit your body and style.
The final few pics show a second version of this dress that we made for a client.
This dress is cut from 3 tones of silk duppioni for a similar look that isn’t quite as shocking.
If you are looking for a wedding dress, the best way to get in touch is to send us an email.
You can write Lianna at email@example.com to talk more.
We would love to get started designing the perfect thing for you.
We make some of the most amazing custom dresses out there.
You let us know a bit about yourself and your style and we start sketching.
This dress, however, is the one that I have been promising to post for the last few months: My own wedding dress.
As a designer and dressmaker, choosing the right fabrics and details for a once in a lifetime experience is especially challenging.
I had so many strange and wonderful ideas and obsessions, spent so much time thinking about different colors and textures.
What I ended up making was partially based on a pattern that I recreated in my size from a Victorian-era fashion magazine, and partially emerged from my own fantasies and a lot of thought about what would look good on me.
The base fabrics are hand-underlined silk duppionis: iridescent gold and brown for the body, with flowers handcrafted in purple, teal, and gold-orange iridescent colors.
Hand underlining the silks adds structure and wrinkle resistance and makes it possible to sculpt the silks into any shape you can dream up.
The front of the dress has a wide panel of tulle that is gathered over the base fabric to add dimension and texture. The green detailing on the bodice is made up of many sewn on iridescent beetle wings. The wings of these gorgeous Asian dung beetles can be pierced easily with a needle—a traditional Victorian needlecraft.
My hat is made from sculpted leather and was made to go with the outfit by ArtsMyths here in Denver.
So if we are making you a dress, we can definitely help you out with a hat as well, either a silk, straw or wool hat made by us or an incredible leather hat made by Tiffany Smyth of ArtsMyths and her workshop.
We specialize in making non-traditional wedding dresses. Some of them are tea-length 1950s style dresses. Some of them Victorian and Edwardian. Some of them incredible fantasy dresses. And many of them are in full color—white dresses are gorgeous but don’t look great on everyone.
We also do make dresses for customers all over the world. To make sure we get the fit right, we mail you a cotton mock-up of the dress first to try on. You send us digital pics of yourself wearing it, and we alter the pattern so that we can get something that fits you wonderfully.
We can make dresses to fit every size and shape!
If you are thinking about a custom dress, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will get started sketching something unique for you and sourcing gorgeous fabrics from around the world.
Amazing photographs are by Denver/Fort Collins area photographer Sarah Christine Photography. Be sure to check out her website if you are getting married in Colorado!