McCalls M7154 vintage 1930s evening dress pattern

Well I almost died and went to heaven when I flicked through the new pattern images at McCalls recently.  Even though I create my own patterns, from time to time the big pattern companies have some cracking designs that are a dream come true for some of my unique brides. As everything old is so fabulous and new the big pattern companies frequently roll out multisize patterns that are reprints of an original vintage pattern.  This is a godsend for… Read more »

1930s inspired silk and tulle vintage wedding dress

As much as I adore creating cute 50s and 60s inspired wedding dresses I also really love the classic and romantic styles of the 1930s.  It was so lovely to work with Sally recently who had her heart sent on a soft floaty gown with a 1930s feel. Sally was wanting a floor length gown that had a little bit of movement but not too much fabric at the hem and she really loved the look of lightly gathered tulle… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Erins lace and chiffon romantic vintage wedding dress

Last week I was up to showing you the bodice of Erin’s lovely lace and chiffon vintage wedding dress.  The next step was to add the silk crepe and the silk chiffon overlay skirt.  Although the silk crepe has a matte texture to it Erin really wanted the extra layer of softness that comes with a silk chiffon so that she can have that lovely swoosh when she walks around on her wedding day.  To break up the bodice and… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - vintage wedding dress design sketch - Erin

I seem to be on a bit of a roll lately with working on gowns with lace bodice’s which is very lovely.  I recently completed a lovely romantic vintage wedding dress for Erin which had a bit more of a nod to the 30s and 40s compared to my usual busy workroom of 50s and 60s inspired dresses. Erin had fallen in love with elements of a few gowns so we worked together to pluck out what it was in… Read more »