Recently I received these lovely images from a bride whose bridal gown and bridesmaid dress I made a little while back (pre baby days!).  Shona chose a lovely short wedding dress that had a full organza overlay with cute little capped sleeves.  Underneath the organza was a layer of dupion silk which was made as a strapless bodice underlay and the skirt had lovely box pleats to give the perfect amount of fullness without being too bulky.  Then to add… Read more »

Oh gosh…. I just got this link sent through from the fabulous Steph Tout (www.longwayhome.com.au).  This is the wedding of the absolutely gorgeous Fiona and her lovely husband Scotty that I did quite a while ago (some of you may recognise a couple of the snaps from my real brides gallery.  Fiona was so dedicated she few up from Melbourne to have her dress made by me and it was just a pleasure!! One of the many things I love… Read more »

During WWII fabrics were extremely rare for dressmaking purposes, particularly fine fabrics such as silks.  Families were on rations when it came to materials for clothing as well as food. Many cotton and  wool manufacturers had converted their production to join the war effort. A common practice for fighting men who had access to parachutes was to lug the huge parachute around throughout the war effort. The parachute would be used as a pillow and blanket while on the front… Read more »

Recently I posted some happy snaps of one of my Toowoomba brides 1950s inspired dresses here.  Kristen had fallen in love with Audrey Hepburns wedding dress from the movie Funny Face, so we came up with a dress and veil that was very much inspired by this dress. Kristen was kind enough to take the time to send in some of the most spectacular pictures from her wedding day in some amazing Toowoomba locations along with the story of her… Read more »

I have been dying to see some pictures from this wedding!  My beautifully tall bride, Jess, just dropped me a line to share all of her amazing photos from her Gold Coast wedding and I have chosen some of my favourites that show off her fabric flower bouquet and gown.  The images are all shot by the super talented Ben Lynch from Blue Tulip Imaging. Jess’s gown is made from a champagne coloured silk satin.  Her gown features a cowl… Read more »

Just in are some pictures from my gorgeous bride Amanda’s wedding in Toowoomba about a month ago.  Like so many of my Toowoomba brides, Amanda was good enough to come down every week for fittings for several weeks for her beautiful wedding dress. Amanda had fallen in love with one of Clarissa Grace’s wedding dresses but unfortunately that business was closing down so Amanda and I worked together to come up with the perfect gown for her, very much inspired… Read more »

Some of you may recall a few weeks ago I shared one sneak peek picture of Rebekahs gorgeous lace and silk satin gown.  Well after eagerly waiting I have received some absolutely stunning pictures of Rebekah in her dream gown.   Rebekahs gown is sweetheart neckline bodice with a lovely lace overlay and a dropped waist.  The lace edging on the top and bottom of the bodice was hand cut and hand sewn in place.   Her lovely floaty skirt… Read more »

The 1930s inspired wedding dress with detachable over dress is such a lovely idea for brides who are wanting to have quite a modest/formal style gown for their reception but something fun for the reception.  Antique Dress Instead of having two completely different dresses these gowns are worn together at the ceremony, often with a button up closure at the front of the bodice, and underneath is a slinky bias cut gown which is used as a slip during the… Read more »

Shannon came to me seeking a really fun 50s style dress and it was an absolute must for her to have a matching bolero.  During the initial consultation she fell in love with the “cherry blossom” colour on one of my other samples so we created a custom design together incorporating a lovely fitted waist, a full gathered skirt with a soft sheer overlay and a matching bolero all in the soft cherry blossom shade. The Proposal: I was lucky… Read more »

Here are a few happy snaps taken in my overcrowded work room of one of my recent custom gowns.  Kristen came to me via my mum after she read an SOS email requesting a dressmaker.  As fate may have it she was after an Audrey Hepburn inspired gown which is my specialty!!  Kristen is a Toowoomba girl (my home town!) so after several weekends of coming to Brisbane for fittings her dream finally became a reality. The gown is made… Read more »