Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Custom Bridal Jewelry!

Looking for the perfect jewelry to compliment your bridal gown? Hoping to find unique gifts for your bridemaids? Shelley Claude of Claude Contemporary Beaded Jewelry can make the perfect custom jewlery for your wedding! We have some of her unique creations on display at the studio or you can view and purchase some designs on her website Claude Contemporary Beaded Jewelry

We will be hosting a jewelry party for Shelley so you can meet the artist, view and purchase her designs in person, or order your own custom designs! Stop by the studio on Heritage Square on August 17 between 5:30-7:30 and enjoy some wine and cheese!

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Short and Sweet: A casual wedding dress

I just finished this cute little custom  wedding dress! The bride wanted a short strapless dress made from cotton sateen that she can wear again in the future.  Oh and she wanted pockets, that was a priority! I started with a Cynthia Steffe Design for Vogue Patterns as the base.  I liked the vintage feel of the pattern (and it has pockets!) and the dress features a sweetheart neckline and fun pleats in the skirt.

After fitting the muslin and the basic dress pattern, I added ruching to the bust and a ruched waistband.  I love the verticle ruching on the back above the waistband!  The dress features a built-in corset and waiststay for the ultimate comfort in a strapless dress!  No slipping or tugging!  Also check out the cute peekaboo lace along the bodice and at the bottom of the skirt!

I am finally catching up on my June work, so look for more fun posts coming up!

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