Restyle project Taking Emma’s mother’s wedding dress and bringing it forward into the 21st century, giving it a second life for a new bride. Design brief Emma loved the Laura Ashley summer dress her mum married in, but felt that the straight neckline didn’t suit her and that the fit of the bodice wasn’t […]
Restyle / alterations project Hannah bought a beautiful gown from Sarah Seven with a view to customising it. The dress is a style called Sunsets Forever, which has sleeves and high neck line but is entirely open below the shoulders and around to the front waist. Design brief Replace the sleeves and shoulder panels […]
The second of my Fundamentals line-up to be developed is a soft, slightly frothy gown with a full circle skirt and low-backed loose fitting bodice. This is a feminine, modern princess of a dress, or at least at will be once I’ve done all the hard work… To start this one off I’ve drafted a […]
This is the first style I’m working on for my Fundamentals capsule collection. I’m kicking it all off with a perfect, essential, elegant shift dress. As a pattern cutter you need blocks. Blocks are the… uh… the building blocks of fashion *groan*. They’re the basic starting point from which you’ll begin to develop a […]
I’m super excited to introduce my first project of 2018! Ruth is lovely colleague of mine who will be getting married in a few months. Her wedding will be beautifully personal with loads of lovely DIY touches, so she’s looking for the perfect understated, hand made dress. We’ve drawn up this design and I’ve made […]
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.