Saturday, 28 August 2010

Live at last!

Its a very exciting day for me today, as my website has gone live!So please take a look .
I would love some feed back too. I have waited for a long time for this moment, and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with it.

Saturday, 21 August 2010


I have kept this gown until now to show you , It is from my new Collection for 2010/11. It is very Jane Austen
It is such a simple gown, and although this era could be rather unflattering, this is certainly not the case with this gown.
It is made from Ivory Silk Dupion, with an overlaid embroidered Chiffon on the bodice and sleeve, and again at the bottom of the underskirt. It is complimented with a beautiful Chiffon top skirt that falls away from under the bust line, it is open at the front, so that when you walk it pulls back to reveal the underskirt. It is finished off with a washed vintage silk Dupion sash and delicate bow in pink with a vintage broach, and six little rullo loops and covered buttons at the back. This dress is shown off beautifully walking through camomile with the most amazing Barn door behind. I have made this gown with a very special person in mind, and it is called Sarah!
Today I have had a really lovely meeting with my first Bride. She was very beautiful and stylish and loved all the things I love too , I am very excited and look forward to her return!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Back in Fashion!

I was looking through all my old magazine cuttings today and came across this great photo. The chap looks rather dated , it was at least 17 years ago when this went into Brides magazine! However the gown was a huge hit. It was made in a iced pink Dupion Silk with a low fichu neckline that showed the shoulders off beautifully. The skirt was rather full with a long train which was very fashionable at the time. Although it seems that this is coming back into fashion again. The front and back of this skirt has an inverted pleat of white Silk Dupion, which looked fabulous when the Brides walked up the Isle. The back is finished off with a fall of handmade Organza roses made at the time by my lovely mum how helped me so much. Not forgetting all the covered buttons and roulo loops!
This feature brought in many orders. I now need to start thinking about my new collection and where to take it.

Monday, 9 August 2010


After many years away from the drawing board, to start again came as a shock to the system. However after a few roughs here is my Collection in pen.
All these gowns will be up on my new website very shortly. After a few days camping with my lovely friends in South Devon and a whirlwind trip moving my daughter into new digs in Bath. I am back and looking forward to meeting some new customers that are interested in my Collection. They will not be disappointed!

Sunday, 1 August 2010


Wow! what do you think to this?
This is my inspiration for today, from my father's garden in the Cotswold's. Its taken in the early morning by my husband William. It is a Delphinium, the colour is incredible. I could see this in a beautiful Dupion silk or some luxurious silk velvet. Maybe a Ivory gown with a winter wrap in Ivory lined with Delphinium blue Velvet. I must find a supplier!
I am now away for a few days with my girls and some very lovely friends, camping in South Devon. I do hope the weather holds!!!
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