I'm happy to show you just some of my lovely dresses.
I am now only accepting commissions for true couture gowns.
I require a minimum of one year for bridal gowns
and nine months for other dresses.
I would be happy to discuss your needs for the most wonderful dress of your life!
Award Winner 2002:
My entry in the 2002 Threads Magazine Design Challenge won the top award 'Most Successful Garment Overall'. My design for a white denim wedding ensemble was a hand-beaded strapless column dress with a jeans style jacket. The dress had a detachable swallow-tail train. It was featured in the January 2003 issue of the magazine.
Award Winner 2004:
This design for a hand-beaded cocktail outfit was the 2004 award winner in the Threads Magazine Stripe Challenge for "Most Imaginative Use of Stripes". The subtle stripe woven in the gauzy silk was used to create a zig-zag pattern in the slip dress and a plaid in the coat. It was featured in the November 2004 issue of the magazine.
Alyssa's dress was in the style of a Vera Wang design she had loved. Alyssa chose a champagne silk satin organza with sand colored satin trim.
Donna chose this lovely pale blue silk chiffon for her second wedding. To give visual balance to her figure, tiers of chiffon gave width below her waist and small coordinating flounces at the surplice neckline helped minimize her upper body while keeping a consistent fluid style.
Heather's gown was really a long brocade coat with side vents over satin pants. The design was inspired by a Princess Diana dress, which was based on the Pakistani garment called a shalwar kameez. The veil was designed in a scarf-like drape around her face, to complement the dress.
Lauren's dress was a design based on many features from several pictures she had clipped. The cream colored satin dress was overlaid loosely with a delicately embroidered net lace with a sweep train.
Jill's dress was designed in white silk organza over white silk taffeta with venice lace trim. The scale of the sleeves and dropped waist complimented her petite figure.
Tammy's dress was designed with her special wheelchair and body brace in mind. Using pictures of fabrics and styles she liked, the dress was designed to fit her without emphasizing her brace. Special openings in the back of the skirt allowed a support strap across her knees to be attached to her chair. This allowed her to both sit and stand for pictures and during the ceremony.
Mothers and Other Special Garments
Shirley's dress for a garden reception at her daughter's wedding was a softly draped hand-painted silk. The vivid color of the silk was echoed in the abalone shell button trim at the front of a bias draped scarf neckline.
Juliet's evening outfit was made from black satin and metallic gold brocade. The gold pattern was of wonderfully whimsical bumble bees. The Chinese chongsam style dress was trimmed with golden piping and black satin frogs.
Dave's vest and bow-tie were made from ivory jacquard. The vest had matching fabric covered buttons. The fabric matched the bridal gown Evelyn made for his bride, Linda. Care was taken at his fittings that he did not see his bride's dress but of course we had to let him see the fabric at the final fitting!
Mary's mature figure was considered in designing this silk chiffon cocktail dress. The rouge colored embroidered silk chiffon over apricot silk crepe de chine had asymmetrical hemlines with Swarovski crystal embellishment on the split butterfly sleeves.
Deb's ready-to-wear wedding gown was re-styled into this adorable Christening dress for her little bundle of joy, Caitlin.