Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Silk taffeta bridesmaids dress for an October wedding.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

One more for Johanna

I am going to have to make one of these for myself once the work backlog has cleared a bit. It is my standard dress pattern; she wanted it to be a black dress with a pleated sleeve which has a white inset. I piped the hem, neckline and sleeves in the same subtle white on white stripe. The hem is faced which gives it an incredible weight and stiffness. Very much in line with structured details that have been all over the runways for fall. Girl knows her stuff and is going to look fabulous at the GLBT gala she is hosting later this month. I included a detailed pic of the sleeve, it turned out so much better than the first few sleeve samples I put together to test.

Autumnal colors

This is a skirt I made for Johanna. The green goddess is receiving an award and needed a great skirt for the presentation event.Her only requirements were that it had fall colors and a gold ruffle. I love the way this one turned out! I did a yoke skirt with smashed ruffles, the way they move and the sound of the rustling silk is evocative of autumn leaves rustling in the breeze. Very cute with some super high heeled mary janes and a simple black top.