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PAST PHOTO'S OF CUSTOM CLOTHING

Christmas Gift for Customer's Mother'n Law

Will provide more pictures...wanted to update site for customer.  Need one more pressing along with pictures of lining.  Matching slacks are still to be created.

Christmas 2009

Using Simplicity Pattern #3628, provided by my customer, I was able to create a lined wool jacket that will match a pair of slacks that will also be created to be presented as a special Christmas gift

All material, notions & pattern was provided by my customer.

 

Sept 2009 - Grandmother of the Bride Dress

Eleanor needed something special that she could wear for her grand-daughters wedding and other future special occasions.  Here we created a dress from her choice of fabrics that brought out her beautiful blue eyes.  

Front View

Side View Close-up Back View

The sparkle Casa Satin was used for the bodice and plain Casa Satin for the rest of the dress.  We adjusted the pattern to provide a zipper in the back and sleeves with cuffs.  In addition, a half slip was created with matching lining fabric to provide the proper look to her dress.

Eleanor not only selected the pattern from a few I recommended for what she shared she wanted, but also went shopping with me to select the fabric of her choosing.  She matched her dress to a shawl she made many years ago that had the same color sparkle within the yarn, and wore her pearl necklace to compliment the outfit on her granddaughter's special day, Sat. 9/26/09

To create this dress we had 4 fittings: 1. initial measuring 2.  1st fitting to determine the 1st set of alterations to create a fit for her.  3.  This fitting we made a few more adjustments, and created a hemline appropriate for her stance and allowing for an even look when she stood.  4.  This last fitting was actually the final fitting, where she and her husband Jon decided on whether it met with their expectations, along with pictures. 

Due to her physical needs, I made special arrangements to meet at her home for the fittings.  Eleanor and Jon were wonderful to work with and a delight to serve in this capacity.

Sept 2009 - Holly's Maid-of-Honor Dress (pre-view)

This dress is to be worn in Holly's sister's wedding, June 2010

Dress has three layers: lining, sparkle casa, sparkle organza overlay and sleeves.  The dress was specifically designed, per Holly's request, so that the sleeves could be removed so that the dress could be worn differently for other formal occasions.

Final pictures will be forth- coming later this fall when she is home on break.

Side View Front View Back View

These photo's were taken in Holly's dorm, in order to make sure the dress fit appropriately so that I could work on the final adjustments.

All organza seams were hand-stitched with french seams to prevent fraying as serged edges would have distracted from the elegant look of her dress.

 The straps were adjusted, and boning was put in (after these pictures) to provide a nice look to the bodice top.

Adjusting the shoulder straps to prevent slippage The dress has a beautiful floral, silver trim that high- lights the empire waistline.  Discussing what other adjustments need to be made.

April 2009 - Summer Dress made from McCalls pattern # 5619

The material used was a floral cotton print.  It has a zipper closure in the back.  The bodice has an elastic on the top of the bodice to give it the gathered look.  The bottom portion of the bodice is gathered and applied to the front skirt that is pleated.  The sleeves are also gathered at the shoulder.  I plan to add a 1 1/2" ribbon to go around the empire waist, that will complement the colors in the dress.

Full front view Close-up of front bodice, and skirt pleats
Full back view Close-up view of back, showing zipper details

Jan 2009

Satin Shrug

 

Made for my daughter for her Winter Carnival Dance, to go with her dress that was sleeveless.

 

November 2006 - Snow Ball Gown

Since Heather was home-schooled, she never had the opportunity to go to a formal dance in high school.  This being her junior year at college, Heather attended her first formal dance, with her fiancé.  This was held at the University of New Haven in CT.

The dress is made with a formal fabric, having gold swirls on beige fabric.  In the pictures it comes through as all gold.  The sleeves are made with a beautiful contrasting light sage organza fabric.  To avoid discomfort from the many fiber's on the backside of this fabric, the dress was lined with a silk type lining, to provide an elegant feel and nice flow while Heather walked and danced.

This dress was made using Simplicity Costume Pattern 9891

Aug 2006 - Summer White Dress

Our 20-yr old daughter wanted a white flared summer dress.  With this dress, I added a bra insert as well as provided her a full dress lining, due to difficulty finding the right undergarment. 

"Glenda - The Good Witch

A repeat customer had me make "Glenda The Good Witch" as a Halloween costume for her granddaughter.

June 2006 - Pink Camo Skorts!

Our 11 year old daughter modeling a new favorite!

Our youngest daughter, at age 11, modeling a pair of skorts that she requested I make for her.  She had found the pink camo type t-shirt with arm bands that she just adored.  Then, while shopping at JoAnn's she spotted the same print in  denim fabric that she just HAD to have made into matching skorts as well as matching pants.  The skorts are made with an elastic waistband and no pockets.

Here she is modeling the skorts and having fun! 

Scrub Tops - Fall/Winter 2008

Custom made scrub tops are more expensive than what you can find in your uniform supplies stores, as they are independently made, vs. mass produced.  They take 2 1/2 - 3 hrs to make and are charged at the current hourly rate.

Please make sure all material is pre-washed to avoid shrinkage after your scrub top is made.

More photo's to come . . .

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