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What are the best wedding traditions?

 ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ is a wedding tradition that originated in Victorian England and is still practised today. Alongside this ritual, many Western brides also toss their bouquets over their shoulders on the big day to confirm which wedding guest is likely to get married next. But in a world filled...

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Different types of live music to consider at your wedding

Your wedding is an exciting time. Whether you are going for a modern ceremony, a traditional style wedding, or creating a special theme just for your big day… your wedding should reflect you. With so much to think about, you might forget certain elements – such as the soundtrack to your day. One of the...

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Diamante belt wedding dress for Alice

Alice’s beautiful diamante belt wedding dress was made in layers of white chiffon with hand beaded detailing. I made Alice’s dress with a fitted and boned bodice. I designed a soft v-shaped neckline and invisible zip back closure. Her waistline is decorated with a double loop of hand beading in Swarovski diamante stones. Then we...

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Tudor wedding dress in red velvet – alternative wedding dress Surrey

Tracey wanted a Tudor inspired wedding dress with a modern twist for her wedding at the Tudor period hotel, Langshott Manor. I love designing alternative wedding dresses so this was a lovely project. The two piece ensemble made in deep red silk velvet has a firmly boned bodice cut in a ‘Tudor’ style with a...

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Cocktail wedding dress in pale blue and lace for Isabelle

I am a huge fan of wearing a bit of colour for your wedding, so this pale blue cocktail wedding dress hits all the right buttons! The dress has a cute, vintage, 1950’s wiggle dress vibe and suited Isabelle perfectly. Simple and sweet bridal mini-dress with tiered ivory lace skirt. Pale blue silk satin shows...

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Wedding dress designer London – Long sleeve top for Danielle

Danielle needed my help as a wedding dress designer near London to create her a custom long sleeve bodice that would fit perfectly over her wedding dress. Danielle’s wedding dress was beautiful even just ‘off the peg’ but it needed a little something extra to create a bit of drama on her wedding day. Working...

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Victorian Wedding Dress in Pale Blue Silk for Eleanor

Eleanor commissioned a beautiful Victorian wedding dress in palest blue embroidered silk dupion. I designed Eleanor’s dress using a mixture of historical sources as inspiration. Tudor, 18th century and Victorian corsetry came together to create a dress that flattered her petite but curvy figure. I made Eleanor’s dress with a fitted and boned bodice and...

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Sewing Machines for Beginners to Dressmaking

People often ask me for advice in choosing sewing machines for beginners to dressmaking. This article is designed specifically for those looking to make clothing at home, or starting out on the road through fashion or costume training. There are specialist machines for other jobs like quilting and upholstery but I won’t be looking at...

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Traditional Christening Gown and Waistcoat for family S

I was privileged to be asked to make two christening ensembles for Family S. We used fabrics left over from Mummy’s wedding dress to create a traditional christening gown for their baby girl and an 18th century style waistcoat, cravat and trousers for their little boy. Traditional Christening Gown with long skirt The family decided...

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Silver wedding dress: Tuscany Photoshoot Inspiration

Neli and Neiko asked me for a dress for their rustic, Italian styled photoshoot. This silver wedding dress was designed with country weddings in mind. I used boho, elegant styling with a modern vintage vibe in mind when I designed in the dress. Silver Wedding Dress Design I made the dress from delicate antique silver,...

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