for your perfect outfit
how I work
You may know exactly what you want but some garments just evolve. We can discuss what you want, think about styles and look at or order samples of fabric. I have a number of paper patterns but tend to put styles together to fit your shape. I like mothers of brides to have an outfit that they feel comfortable in and can wear after the big day. Party dresses need to be dance proof and brides need to feel amazing! At first measurements will be taken over your clothing as I usually make a toille - a cotton version of the garment. This acts as the pattern for fitting and to order the right amount of fabric. After a couple of fittings your outfit will be ready. These photos show some unusual gold brocade fabric which had a floral design on one side and was cream with gold butterflies on the reverse. I made a dress and jacket, for a mother of the bride, which was edged with reverse piping to make full use of the pattern.
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