Wednesday, March 28, 2012

LA textile show and district shopping!

I got a chance to attend the L.A. textile show Monday & Tuesday. I had never been before. The show was unique, as I got to see what type of fabrics would be in for spring 2013. It was so fun to see what type of fabrics could be walking down the runway this fall as designer's work on their spring/summer '13 collections.
Here are some trends I've noticed for the bridal, formals and evening wear: Embellished laces with 3D details, all with a vintage feel. Feather embellished fabrics, big florals, cotton crotched laces, vintage cotton fabrics like viole, batiste and silk/cotton blends.

The picture below is my spoils from the L.A. fabric district where I picked up some hard to find locally fabrics and trims for brides I am sewing for, for their summer weddings. I can't wait to sew them up!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012


I've gotten a few of my long-awaited photos! yay!

These stunners are from the Art Meets Fashion promo shoot last July. Featuring my Jayne dress, a silk chiffon and charmeuse empire waist stunner from my 2010 collection. (Which is on sale!, email me for pricing:) It walks like a dream and my model who wore this gown told me: "It's like walking on a cloud."

What's really cool about the full length shot? It was recently featured on! (Italian Vouge's website)

Model: Taylor Ann Harmon (McCarty Talent) Make-up: Daniela Rowson Hair: Heggy Gonzalez
Photography: Zuzanna Audette Jewlery: Katie Waltman Jewlery

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I have been waiting on a few pictures, which is why I haven't been posting much this last week or so. I hope I can get my hands on the pictures I am waiting for soon! But in the mean time I had to share .....


If you don't know, I'm a big fan of Pinterest. I love, love, love it! It has been THE best design research tool I have so far come across. Plus I have found SO many links to cool websites, blogs and web-stores to explore.

This is my latest site, I've really enjoyed playing around on. I kept seeing these really cool color schemes based on real life photos all over Pinterest. The picture would be on the left and the color swatches on the right. So I finally followed the link to this gals' blog and LOVE it. She has schemes all organized into themes, pick a theme like The Sea and find several color schemes all based on ocean colors from waves, shells, corals, beaches, boats, reflections, sea creatures etc...

What a great idea for helping you pick paint colors, wedding colors, and design theme colors...You could design your whole wedding/home decor around one of these photos. I'm so excited to continue to explore and see this gal's love and fascination with the wonderful world of color...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Coming up!

Angela's dress is almost done. Still waiting on that rhinestone trim (it was backordered) and then I will reveal the final photo once I get some of her going-to-be-fabulous bridals, which are going to be taken by the fantastic Jessica Janae Photography . I can't wait to see them, I know they are going to be beautiful.

But to keep your curiosity going on what's in the works here in my little studio. Here is a photo of the sketch for the mid-summer wedding of Cindy. Who is getting married in July in Montana, we are using silk 4-ply (my favorite, favorite fabric ever to sew, it's so fluid and buttery soft....mmmmm) silk chiffon and an embroidered net in blues and greens florals. Cindy brought in a handful of photo's of musts for her gown. Deep V-neck back, kimono sleeves, and color! To wrap up the finishing design details I was inspired by the nineteen-teens and Downton Abby. I can't wait to start on this one, I love gowns like this. Soft romantic, ultra chic and feminine, plus this is going to look stunning against the stunning sky's and landscapes of Montana!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Angela's Third Fitting.

This dress has been so fun to make, I have been breezing right through it! Here are some shots from our third fitting. We are almost done! Just another adjustment to the fit of the sleeve and then I can put in the zipper and hem. The pleated sleeve detail. It will have a rhinestone button at the point of the pleats. Each seam on the bodice is decorated with silver top stitching.
The front of the dress with it's hand sewing pleated point empire waist detail. The black is not going to be there, we were just using it for a reference for the rhinestone trim we are waiting on.
A little bit fuzzy, but a full shot of the gown.
And the back, It is going to have rhinestone buttons on the top half.