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Posh Frocks, Prom Dresses and Special Commissions

Corinne

Corinne loved the idea of having a fifties style wedding dress in a colour rather than white.

She now has a beautiful dress that she can wear as a posh frock!

Corinne's dress was made in pink duchess satin covered with a layer of pink organza. The skirt was cut as a full circle, and stood out from the waist using very full pink net petticoats.

The bodice was fully boned and had a halter neck organza strap, which tied at the back, and was covered in soft pleats of organza, with a band of duchess satin at the waist.

Little buttons and loops fastened the back of the dress.

Many thanks to Corinne for sending me the photos. Photos by stephenbunnphotograghy.com

Testimonial

I can't recommend Angela enough. Over the years I have accompanied friends when they have been hunting their elusive "perfect" dress and seen how traumatic trawling around wedding dress shops whilst being given the hard sell by pushy sales assistants can be.

When I got married in 2011 I had a really clear idea of what I wanted my dress to look like and asked Angela if she could help me. Angela really understood what I was looking for and the look I was trying to create and her advice over the colours was spot on (I didn't want a traditional white dress).

The whole process was really easy, very calm and certainly helped reduce the stress of organising the big day - and I think it was excellent value for money.

I was so happy with my dress, it did exactly what I wanted and, because of the style I chose, I have a beautiful dress that is perfect for black tie events and helps to bring back happy memories of the day.

Corinne

Lynda asked me to make up a party dress using Vogue pattern 1016 by designer Guy Laroche.

She also purchased some lovely bright red silk satin backed crepe.

The bodice was covered in rows and rows of stitching creating a chevron effect, with soft ruching over the bust.

The skirt part of the dress was gathered in at the waist falling into soft folds.

A little train at the back completed the glamorous look!

I usually make my own patterns but I am happy to make up commercial patterns. This one was great to make up!

It took just three fittings before Lynda took home her stunning dress.

Lynda, Thank you for sending me the picture.

Lynda

Special Commissions

Carol

Peter asked to make a complete Edwardian outfit, including underwear, for his wife Carol to wear to a special Edwardian weekend held at a full life size museum of shops streets and houses.

They sent me these stunning pictures.

Caitlin

I love a challenge and always like to take on work that is a little different to the norm.

You will be surprised what I get asked to do sometimes!

I have made some traditional Irish dance dresses for Caitlin.

She has come to me for the last three years to have a new outfit made as she keeps on growing.

I have recently been commissioned by Caitlin's dance school to make class skirts - I have made fourteen so far!

Autumn is the time of the year for competitions and I have been kept busy with Irish dance dress alterations.

Testimonial

Thank you so much for making me a new Irish dance dress.

I love it so much.

Caitlin