1. initial consultation

During this first consultation we will discuss your inspirations and wedding themes. for reconstructions we will assess the style and condition of your heirloom gown, and brainstorm design ideas.

Vintage 1940's gown worn by bride's grandmother

Vintage 1940's gown worn by bride's grandmother

 

2. design consultation

during the second consultation i will present sketches and fabric samples based on the ideas and inspirations discussed. we will then come up with a final design often after a second round of sketches.

Final design sketch for reconstruction of heirloom 1940's gown.

Final design sketch for reconstruction of heirloom 1940's gown.

 

3. pattern drafting to first fitting

I will begin the design process by drafting an original pattern for your design to your exact measurements. With that pattern i will construct a sample dress (also called a mock-up or muslin) for our first fitting. you will be able to see how the design will look on you, and from there we will tweak and fine tune the design to perfectly flatter you. After this fitting i will return to the original pattern to make the necessary changes before moving on to the actual fabric.  

Muslin mock-up dress for first fitting.

Muslin mock-up dress for first fitting.

 

4. second fitting

this will be your first time trying on your dress in the actual fabric. this is when you will really be able to see what the finished product will look like. the dress will be partially finished at this point so that the fit, and all design details will be perfected before the dress is finalized.

Vintage lace reconstructed gown

Vintage lace reconstructed gown

 

5. couture details

intricate hand stitched finishing is what truly makes your gown an extraordinary one of a kind creation. 

 

the big day!

Photo by Verve Studio

Photo by Verve Studio