Can the dress I made for myself compete with these red dresses worn at the oscars??! I’d like to think so! I absolutely love red, I think it is the most flattering colour that anyone can wear… Here is my dress that I made for an event which I attended at the weekend… I made it from… Continue reading My Red Dress!
I thought I’d share some more of my dresses that I have recently made for a wonderfully entertaining lady Dawn Gracie of Dawns Vintage Do, as featured below.She is a fantastic entertainer and I highly recommend her if you are planning a Wedding or an Event with a vintage theme. I based the designs of… Continue reading Bespoke Dresses
I’ve spent this weekend making some decorations for my tree, as I love homemade decorations! They were made from scraps and bits and bobs that I have laying about in my work room. And I thought that it would be nice to share with you how I made them and I’ve included a free template… Continue reading Vintage Christmas decorations
I just thought I’d share with you a wonderful Christmas outfit I made for a performer Dawn of Dawns Vintage Do I based it on 1950s styling, adding spiral boning at the bust to give that extra support! The dress was made in a lovely Christmas red cotton sateen fabric and the cape in a… Continue reading Christmas is here!
Hi all, so sorry I have been absent these last couple of months; I’ve just had my head buried in fabrics creating frocks for clients! So for this Halter dress that I made earlier on in the summer, I included ‘Pushup Cups’ into the lining of the dress; as requested by the bridesmaid! Firstly I… Continue reading 2nd part of a Bespoke Bridesmaid Frock
Sorry I have been absent for a while, it’s the Wedding Season so I have been busy in my workroom designing and making up orders! I thought I’d share with you some of the process I go through in making a bespoke dress. Firstly after a consultation, I design and take measurements of the… Continue reading The Making of Bridesmaids’ – Dresses Part1
I am sorry for my recent absent, but I have been busy with my dresses, Lisa Sheridan Frocks! Whilst making my dresses I realised that I needed a dressmaker’s ham and my life would be made so much easier when pressing darts and sleeve heads. So I have made one! I thought I would share… Continue reading Dressmaker’s Ham
I visited the Bath costume museum over Christmas, to see their exhibition of “50 Fabulous Frocks”. It was a must! The exhibition was small, but as always beautifully displayed and inspirational for my own designs. Unfortunately the exhibition is now finished, but it is always with a visit as they have continuous exhibitions on the… Continue reading 50 Fabulous Frocks
I thought that I would share with you some wonderful 1950s/60’s magazines that I found in a charity shop the other day. It gives a great insight into the past! I have chosen some pictures from one of the magazines showing the fashions of the day and the under garments that were worn to help… Continue reading Charity Find!
I hope to bring and find the art of good old fashioned dressmaking techniques. Unfortunately schools here in the Uk do not teach sewing/needlework classes any more, which I feel is a great shame. On a trip to my mothers she gave me a box filled with some of my old finds which I had… Continue reading Lost Art of Sewing..