Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Playful/Sophisticated Purple Jersey Sundress

This dress was a custom order for a young woman who said that she couldn't find anything that fit her properly! No problem for me, much rejoicing for her. Cost: $35

Sunday, June 21, 2009

1920s style dress for the modern figure

Just what it says. Price varies depending on desired details.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hand-Dyed Peasant Dress

Navy was requested and produced in this custom order. The method of dyeing created the watercolor appearance, lending it depth and variation. 100% Cotton, Est. Price. $30

Little Chocolate Dress (sketch)

A theoretical bridesmaids dress. Lace bodice, ivory sash, swiss dot net over the skirt. Est Price : $100

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hand-dyed Fabric

Here are samples of my latest work in dyes -- the dark navy has a watercolor effect in its dye process, and the blue and purple batik was bunched up tight, splashed with purple, and immersed in deep blue. The floral is solid. The lighter materials are samples of the pre-dyed fabric.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wedding gown in eyelet cotton with a splash of color

The straps are softly gathered where they join the bodice to cap the shoulders, the blue in the bodice is framed in an optional lace that would trim the neck and below the bodice (hence my hatch marks), the skirt is full, and then the train is either dip-dyed (as painted) or enhanced with a godet insert that adds fullness to the back.

Est Price: $275 (heirloom quality sewing)

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A Bustle Skirt

Cotton twill, historical inspiration from about 1880 (shown with black corset for effect). Est. Price $40

The Sundress that wants to be a Wedding Gown when it grows up

This dress didn't want to stay simple, and insisted on being more sophisticated than I had any notion it would be -- and so here it is.. Soft cotton, lined bodice. Est. price: $75

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Satin formal gown and cocktail dress

Purple stretch satin cocktail dress, 2008, see previous post (college dresses) for intended fit. Fawn-colored rayon satin gown is bias cut, minimal support garments required.

Black lace formal gowns

Intended for wear over other formal foundations, such as spaghetti strapped or sheath-type gowns.

Sundresses and Tunics, 2008/2009 Collection

The MocKimono

From winter 2008/2009, this is a versatile, elegant, and comforting garment. Unlined, heavy reversible brocade, kimono pocket-sleeves.