Thursday, 19 December 2013

Photo's kindly shared  from a Wedding this year. Photos by This modern Love.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

New for 2014

New for 2014 a glamorous silhouette with delicate detail and a beautiful back.

Monday, 9 December 2013

It is a busy time, I am working on updating my website, doing my sewing, and meeting new brides for 2014.
I have decided to have a special day when the shop is open for people who would like to see around the studio.You don't have to be a bride, just someone with an interest in weddings. We will be showing you the newest ideas for 2014 . The doors will be open from 9am Friday 20th December for a social gathering , RSVP to "Old brides bring your photos so we can reminisce  and catch up.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Party dresses for little ones

 If there is a party what better excuse to get your best dress on.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Party Dresses

It's party time, I thought I would share with you some silk chiffon dresses with embroidery detail that can make you feel special, elegant and sophisticated, never over dressed nor under dresses just perfect. Accessorise the dresses with different jewellery for different occasions.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Inside the costume design rooms for Strictly Come Dancing

Vicky Gill designs the costumes we see on the Strictly Come Dancing shows. She has a background both in fashion and dance Costuming. Her clients have included girls Aloud, Cheryl Cole, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue. However in the last ten years she has been involved in the costuming for Strictly,which takes her through from August to December each year.
Let's take a look as to how it works .

Vicky works the sketches of ideas.
 Once the shows are under way it is totally Full On, with up to 14 new sets of costumes per week.
Sketch with an idea of how Abbey dress was to look, high collared neckline going into a back less dress, but it eventually had sleeves too.
Sketch with an idea for one of the costumes
The dummies taped with padding to replicate the dancers body shape to help with fittings
The sewing room, there are loads of workers behind the scenes.

The pattern cutter in action.
The fabric being cut out in shapes to make up the garments
One of the many stitchers sewing at her machine.

The garment being pinned on the dummy to see how it is shaping up

The skirt and waistband being added

The many many layers of tulle being trimmed into shape.

Embroidery details with bead work being added to the dress

Lots and lots of sparkly beads being glued into position.

A close up of the beads being added as quickly as possible. They put glue on a wooden stick and them lift the bead up and present onto the dress

The finished effect

Sophie's dress for the Rumba, with sleeves and high neckline, but low "V" back.
She is well covered up but is very alluring with see through effects over the flesh tone dress with all it beading

A close up of the neckline of Orla's dress for the waltz.