50s inspired soft polka dot tulle tea length wedding dress - Silver Sixpence

This super cute dress was my very last custom design that was shipped off before I finished up for 2014 and what a gorgeous dress it was!  Hayley contacted me as she had noticed one of my discontinued Retro Bride designs and really loved the design but wanted to make some custom changes as she really loved the idea of polka dots.  What we came up with was this lovely 50s inspired soft polka dot tulle tea length wedding dress…. Read more »

This week we go back to the roaring 20s with this gorgeous flapper style pattern: This pattern would look stunning made up in a lovely crepe backed silk satin or a double sided silk satin with the belt made from the same fabric and then a gorgeous vintage style diamante clasp at the front to add a little splash of bling. The bow details on the shoulder could be from ribbon or pieces of silk chiffon (or completely left off… Read more »

Phew… what a busy time it is…. my maternity leave is fast approaching and I’m busy, busy, busy with the final custom bridal gown orders before then as well as planning a really exciting new event – The Vintage and Handmade Bridal Showcase along with Hermia’s Wishes.   For more information on this event pop on over to www.thevintageandhandmadebride.com. So this is what’s going on in my work room at the moment… I’m just about to put the hem on… Read more »

It’s been a while since I posted some of my recent work so while I have the chance I thought I would share these gorgeous images from a recent bride of mine.  Aimee wanted a simple but stunning short 50s inspired gown with short sleeves – something which is almost unheard of in bridal stores these days!!! She fell in love with one of my pale pink dupion silk shades and I think you will agree that the style and… Read more »

Aahhhh… I can finally put up my feet and relax… (well momentarily before I get back into the world of custom bridal gowns!).  We had an absolutely awesome weekend at A Very Vintage Wedding Fair which was a huge success and hopefully we see more of them! It was so inspiring to meet with other vendors who share my passion for vintage / handmade / eclectic weddings – I have made so many fantastic industry friends who I plan to… Read more »

At the end of last year I was lucky enough to get to work with a gorgeous Toowoomba bride, Katie.  Her dream was a simple but elegant country wedding with a bit of a 1960s flair to it.  We worked together to create an oh so cute 60s inspired dupion silk and organza short wedding dress with a touch of lace trim that I just love!!  To complete the look I also created a puff style flower for her hair… Read more »

I have just received a small order of really cute (and really affordable!!) beaded motifs in very art deco styles.  I plan to find some time to hand sew these onto wide ribbons to be worn as a 1920s style headband for brides and bridesmaids…. fingers crossed I can find the time so that I will have them on display at the upcoming A Very Vintage Wedding Fair.  In keeping with this gorgeous 1920s styling I thought I would put… 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 »

Well it has come to that time of year where it is time to pack away my sewing things and roll up my sleeves to make some rum balls and drink lots of wine!! As I sign off for the year I have some images of lovely vintage inspired wintery weddings to get us all in the festive mood…. I will be back in the new year when I emerge from working through metres and metres of silk that I… Read more »

This absolutely gorgeous wedding just popped up in my inbox today and the dress was so beautiful I just had to share for a little gown inspiration!  I just love the first picture as the confetti shower almost looks like snow!! The Boho Wedding Blog The gown is a very 1930s inspired Valentino in a nude colour with tiny little black and white flowers hand sewn all over the fabric with a gorgeous black ribbon around the waist and black… Read more »