Sunday, 29 August 2010

Christening gowns

Researching lovely gowns for fabrics, lace and embroidery. They are so beautiful.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Wedding dresses

Today I'm doing some major alterations to a wedding dress. It's quite a challenge to find a way inside and then to orientate yourself to what piece is what when its inside out. Acurate measuring is the only way with such a volume of fabric.

Theres an over skirt in organza, the actual dress fabric of satin, a petticoat layer of ruffled tulle (to make the dress stick out) and then the lining. 4 layers in total to shorten.

The shoulders also need shortening and as this is a beaded bodice, all the beads will need to be secured before I cut to shorten the straps.

Then there's the bridesmaid dresses. They are much simpler to alter and only consist of top fabric and lining.

Tilly Dachshund

This lovely lady is made from linen union in lovely sea green and blue colours. She has a blue collar with silver button detail. Antique pearly buttons as eyes and an embroidered nose add to the character.

Tilly is available from Tel: (01896)822759

Hadrian 36 cm artist bear

Hadrian is a beautiful olive/silver short mohair bear with olive suedette pads. His cranberry and raspberry nose contrasts the silvery green.

He is made from the usual traditional bear components and is completely had sewn.

You can buy him directly from