For women who seek an individual style, I create exclusive gowns which to date have been described as original, stunning and distinctive. My focus is attention to detail and made to the couture quality. Whether you want to wear a gown that is simple and elegant or a gown that is more flamboyant and theatrical I can create that dress. However I do not copy other Designers’ gowns as I want yours to be unique.
My design service offers…
Hand-made Corsets (as lingerie or a wedding bodice alternative to a dress)
Mother of the bride
Shrugs, wraps or Boleros
Neck Corsets & Lace jewellery
Wedding shoes customisations and embellishing
Handmade unique corsets created to be worn and seen as ’Outer Garments’ or for the Boudoir! to enhance the natural shape of the female form, providing elegant posture & evoking romance, sexuality and beauty…
Based on original historical patterns but adapted for a more comfortable fit, the average corset is constructed using 3 layers, a silver or gold plated busk to fasten the front ,18 metal spiral bones and is laced through metal eyelets to ensure a perfect fit ,with the optional ability to reduce your waistline by 7 inches!
Bridal Wear Collection
I have designed a collection of Bridal creations inspired by days gone by…Made to order, a collection of skirt silhouettes designed to co-ordinate with your preferred corset shape from my handmade Corsets range. But you can choose fabrics & colours to suit you from my library of UK fabric suppliers. I love the Golden age where glamour, femininity and sparkle came second to none! All my brides receive a complimentary garter as a gift from me.
Boudoir & Lingerie
A range of corsets, in various designs, in the sheerest fabrics created using silk organza and lace, silk satin and velvet. I also create matching items to enhance and to be removed! Ideal for any intimate moment and for under your wedding gown or for the Bridal trousseau. Choose your design, fabrics and colour …
Gorgeous accessories including shrugs and house coats to enhance.
The ultimate item for evening..make no mistake, for any size of feminine form! Amazing support for the posture, amazing reduction of the waist (up to 7 inches) and incredible ‘Feel good’ factor all round! I also create a small range of evening skirts and accessories to match. Great worn with a classic dinner jacket.
The Design Process – Bespoke service
Firstly I offer each client a free consultation. All of my designs are completely unique as is each customer,therefore we sit together and talk about how you see yourself in your dress,your likes and dislikes, colours and detail etc. You may have a design already in mind or you may want to bring together several ideas into one dress. Alternatively you can give me a few ideas about your personality and character and leave the rest to me to research and design! At the same time we will talk about fabrics and trim ideas that are possible and even consider the accessories you may want to opt for as this so often encapsulates the total Look and reflects the passion behind a bespoke gown.I have a large range of the finest silks and laces sourced from the very best suppliers in London and other centres in the U.K. I also keep a creative portfolio of photographs to inspire and help you in your choice of gown. We can then have a second meeting to discuss cost and detail. Essentially having a bespoke gown made to measure isn’t as expensive as one would imagine, it really depends on the fabrics and trims that are carefully selected. The price of a bespoke gown can compete with a dress that is purchased ‘off the peg’.
Initial consultations are free and without obligation.
Progression of your Design
Following the design process and after taking detailed measurements, I will then proceed to make a toile (an early version of the finished gown in bleached calico) ensuring the correct fit and design is attained. At this stage a fitting will take place. Following the fitting of the toile we will then focus on any design adjustments required . This is an ideal time to experiment with details, ie the neckline, fit and length etc. This allows maximum flexibility. The next time we meet the gown will be constructed in the fabric of your choice although still not finished , as even in the later stages occasionally the fit of the dress may need tweaking .
Having the privilege of being able to design and create your gown, I aim to achieve 100% client satisfaction , this ensures I keep my reputation as being one of the finest designers in the area and also results in future client recommendation! If you are interested in having a chat about something beautiful and bespoke to wear, Please call me for a free and very competitive quotation. Every bride has a complimentary consultation at my studio in order to establish what will suit her. I then use my skill and expertise to hand craft an unforgettable creation that radiates quality and style.
Upcycling – Something Old, Something New…
As well as Alterations to your bridal gown there are other options… I can embellish or change elements of your dress to make it unique. We can discuss ideas together and source trims and additional fabrics to enhance the design.
You may have a gown you have inherited or discovered in a flea-market or Vintage fair for example. The garment may need some tender loving care. It may need repair , alterations made or renovated so that you are using elements of it , especially if it has sentimental value.
Alternatively you may discover a second hand or Vintage dress that needs re-building, updating or simply enhancing with new lace or beads. All of which are possible.
A Corset is constructed out of very small pieces of fabric and can look stunning made out of recycled fabrics or garments… Perhaps an old previously worn wedding dress.
To a Gown already purchased as part of my alteration service I can guarantee a made to measure fit by altering the gown of your choice and you would never be able to tell!
Studio : 01934 830042
Mobile : 07984 896732
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org