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.
“No two wedding dresses the same”—-this is the motto of the dressmaker.
All of us are so different—different lives, different interests, different bodies.
So why should we try to fit ourselves into ready-made wedding gowns? Or try to fit a wedding gown to our selves when the style and fit aren’t quite right?
Of course, getting a custom gown isn’t for everyone. The process is a bit more intense—-an unlimited amount of choices, thousands of possible fabrics and textures, a custom fitting process that begins with a cotton prototype that we mail to you, and lots of sketching.
But the result is something that you were involved with from start to finish. It is simply a piece that is more individual.
The pics show one of our most recent “natural form” style Victorian gowns. This gown was made from gorgeous silk shantung in a gorgeous cream color with vivid teal blue and brown deerskin leather trimming.
Like many of our Victorian gowns, this one began with an inspiration from a Victorian fashion plate.
The client loved the ruched front and the draped contrast bow on the side. We also loved the idea of doing a very trim late Victorian silhouette—definitely not what you usually think of as a ball skirt shape, but something with a more modern (and yet still Victorian) feeling.
But we didn’t want to do a straight reproduction style dress either.
The Victorian-era was one of the most inventive and experimental periods in history. And so we wanted to be equally inventive.
We embroidered the corset and added flower shaped filagree buttons and draped chains and added filagree buttons to the bows.
But we had the most fun designing the deerskin trimmed shrug and the deerskin belt and pouch (in which the bride kept the groom’s ring and vows).
We also added heavy swing clasps to the corset.
All of our dresses are so different and unique—just like the clients that contact us.
So if you are getting married and might like a dress, just contact us and we can talk more.
Every year, we make outfits for clients all over the world. To get the ideal fit, we cut and sew a mock-up version of the dress and mail this to you and then have you send digital pics of the fitting so we can get the perfect style and look.
To get started, send us an email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and we will get back to you with more ideas. We can do pretty much anything and make any dress in any size!