Category: bridal gown

Recent Wedding Gown Alterations

It has been a very busy fall!  I am just getting to show off some of the beautiful gowns I have been altering!  Here are a few of my favorites:

This is the JCrew Rosabelle gown.  I love the buttons up the back and the sweet flowers on the shoulders.  The bride wanted a nice smooth back on the dress but she wanted the support of a bra so I modified a Victoria’s Secret bra and sewed it in to the front of the dress!  No bra lines!  I also hemmed the dress, took in the sides and brought up the shoulders.  Such a pretty dress!

 Photo from JCrew

This is the Rowan dress by Jenny Yoo.  It is such a beautiful silk chiffon sheath!  The dress has a very unusual train with two panels the run down the back and are open on either side.  It was a challenge to get the bustle to look right!  I did a modified French bustle to keep the nice long lines of the dress by picking up the train underneath.  The two panels wear lifted up either side and tucked in on themselves to maintain that beautiful column sillhouette.

 Photo from Jenny Yoo

Always something beautiful to work on! 
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Custom Wedding Gown (with beadwork from India!)

Melinda brought in a lovely skirt and top from India that she wanted to wear at her wedding, however the pieces didn’t fit very well and the fabric was very delicate.  We decided to create a custom gown using the beadwork from the originals.  I appliqued the trim to the neckline and skirt bottom and we used the original shawl to create a shear drape over the skirt!  What a one-of-a-kind wedding gown! 

Photos by Tom Brownold Photography

Melinda was so much fun!  We really had a fabulous time creating her amazing wedding dress!

Eco-friendly Custom Wedding Dress

Last winter Sasha commissioned me for an unusual project.  She wanted to create her wedding dress using the fabric from some vintage lace curtains that hung in her mother’s childhood bedroom!  She also wanted to use natural fibers in the other parts of the dress.  I sourced some vintage silk haibotai for the lining and we used a hemp/silk blend for the fabric behind the lace.  The top fabric was beautiful silk chiffon to lend a light floating quality to the dress.  I couldn’t be happier with the result!  So beautiful!

Photo by Michelle Koechle Photography

Photo by Michelle Koechle Photography

Photo by Michelle Koechle Photography

Photo by Michelle Koechle Photography

Photos by Michelle Koechle Photography.

Thank you, Sasha!  It was so much fun creating your dream dress!

New custom dress design!

I am really excited to make this custom dress! It will be so elegant and whimsical. You may recognize the inspiration from several Rivini designs, but I am making this from scratch!

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Drawn by Meki Couture

Happy Holidays!

Wow, holiday time already?!  It has been a wonderful and action-packed year for me and Anne’s Alterations. I would like to send out a big thank you to all my clients; it has been a pleasure making your wardrobes better!

 After a sewing-filled year, I am taking a vacation!
Anne’s Alterations will be closed from December 12 – January 2. 
Please contact me by phone or email for appointments in the new year.  Regular studio hours will begin on January 4.

I would like to leave you this year with an image from the new Snow White movie coming out in March 2012.  I am currently working on costuming “Alice in Wonderland” for Flagstaff Junior Academy and I think I have giant outrageous dresses on my mind!  Although this is the Queen, I think it would make an amazing Christmas wedding dress or holiday formal (ok, with a little less bustle)! Wow!

Happy Holidays!  Happy New Year!