Last week on Friday I fitted what I’d hoped would be the final garment on Clare. Unfortunately it turned out that we had not cracked the fit around the bust at all – so I treated this as another sample round, made my alterations and went away to make remake it. The darts were looking […]
Holy crap, how did this crop up so soon??! It’s only 2 weeks till the wedding now, so it’s the perfect time to have Kate try on the final garments and I can make a few tiny, almost imperceptible tweaks before I drop the perfected package back to her… or at least it would be, […]
Confesssion: this happened WEEKS ago. Despite having been on vacation for a month and a half I seem to be really short of time! But I’d still love to post a few photos of this second toile as we’ve made a few crucial tweaks… The fundamentals of the style are still the same, but we’ve […]
Last week I drafted the patterns for Kate’s design, made up the first toile, and on Saturday she came over for our first fitting. I was super excited to work on it with her! But to be honest I’d gotten into my own head a bit on this one and was worried it wouldn’t match […]
Doing this fitting with Clare was such a great start to my sabbatical! From now until October I’m lucky enough to be taking a break from my day job, working on some personal projects and generally chilling out. And this project is great fun! Create the perfect bodice to set off a fabulous skirt. I […]
So, the start of another project! Kate and I have been colleagues for a few years: she’s a designer and I’m a pattern cutter, but we’ve never actually worked directly together. She’s great fun with a brilliant eye for a strong look, and I’m confident I’m going to enjoy this one! Kate is getting married in September. She’s struggled to find […]
This is a photo story of the making of Paula’s gold wedding dress for her spectacular Italian wedding in September 2016. For the full blow by blow account of this work in progress you can visit my personal blog at milkbottleknits.com. You can find the finished dress under the gallery tab above, or by clicking here.
The ever-lovely Paula has recommended my services to her delightful friend Clare, who is having trouble completing her bridal outfit. She’s fallen for, and indeed bought, a beautiful skirt from Charlie Brear, and now needs to essentially grow it into a dress. The skirt fabric is textured and feminine, with an all over cut-out floral motif: […]