Silver Sixpence - Naomi's 1930s inspired vintage wedding dress

Now this dress is an absolute stunner (along with the gorgeous bride wearing the gown!!), and naughty me has been unintentionally sitting on these gorgeous images for quite some time.  As I’ve been so busy I lost track and only recently realised that I hadn’t shared any with all of you! Naomi was very inspired by the super glamorous designs of the 1930’s when it came to her wedding dress.  She was after something with a very “blousey” bodice, a… Read more »

Silver Sixpence 50s inspired lace tea length wedding dress

I recently had the pleasure of creating an absolutely stunning 50s inspired lace tea length wedding dress for one of my custom brides Lisa and she has kindly sent through some images from her big day to share with you all. Lisa’s dress is made with a soft chantilly lace overlay on the bodice as well as skirt.  The bodice has a flattering v neck design with a sheer layer and a sweetheart neckline strapless underbodice.  To add a bit… 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 - Vintage tea length wedding dress - Grace

I recently had a second line of bridal gowns available which were an inexpensive line that were made overseas and after several months of offering those designs I decided to close down that side of my business to focus my time exclusively on creating my own high quality handmade vintage inspired wedding dresses which I have always been offering as the Silver Sixpence label. With the closure of that side of the business it’s lead to some sad brides who… Read more »

Caitlin 50s Lace & Tulle Tea Length Wedding Dress

A few weeks ago I completed the gorgeous lace and tulle vintage inspired tea length wedding dress for Caitlin.  She now has the gown and is on the countdown until her big day in a few months in regional Victoria (and if I were her I’d be secretly doing dress ups every few days!!) So last post I had completed the bodice and was about to cut and sew on the full circle skirt with the gathered tulle overlay.  Once… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Caitlin's 50s inspired lace and tulle tea length wedding dress

As a new addition to the Silver Sixpence website, after plenty of time meaning to get around to this I am starting to showcase snippets of the process behind some of the bespoke gowns that I’m working on from time to time. One of the gowns that I’m currently working on at the moment is Caitlin’s 50s inspired lace and tulle tea length wedding dress. I’ve been absolutely dying to get started on this design since we first met many… Read more »

I love a bride who opts for a dress that is more their personality and doesnt want to confirm with the traditional concept of a wedding dress.  It’s always exciting for me when I meet a bride who is after a short, chic dress for their wedding day! I recently heard from one of my previous brides who was one of these girl who chose a short wedding dress and just loved getting to see the pictures of her all… Read more »

The use of “alternative” materials for bridal gowns is really gaining momentum at the moment and I’m often receiving enquiries about cotton gowns.   Not only does it make the price of the gown that little bit more affordable but they are also lovely breathable garments that you can even wash yourself after the big day instead of the $300+ dry cleaning bill that most cleaners charge as soon as you say the words “wedding dress”! Recently I had the… Read more »

1950s Wedding Dress Design Inspiration

A while back I shared some happy snaps taken of the custom dress that I created for the gorgeous Eve’s high school formal.  She chose a design from a very rare 50s sewing pattern that featured Audrey Hepburn modelling the Givenchy design (McCall’s 3788): Her proud mum just sent me through some pictures of Eve all dressed up on the day for me to share with you all.   I think you will all agree that Eve looked absolutely stunning… Read more »

There are times when I love what I do more than ever, and this was one time when Nicole came along requesting a short fitted wedding dress as she wasn’t interested in a big bouffant “meringue” for her day.  I love a bride who knows what they want and doesn’t let traditions dictate what they wear!! Nicole went for a fitted strapless bodice with a sweetheart neckline with a guipure lace overlay that she found through www.tessuti-shop.com.  The skirt was… Read more »