Scroll down take a sneak peak at some of the dresses I have made with past customers and read about their experiences…

Cathie

The whole experience making my dress with Emily was wonderful. It was such a collaborative experience and Emily knows just how to take your vague thoughts and ideas and turn them into something real and beautifully made. Emily is just a joy to work with and I would recommend her to everyone!
The dress is beautiful and made to fit just me and my body - its such a unique and personal experience and such a lovely way to make your wedding day and wedding dress even more special.

Cathie is a textile artist with a particularly keen love of embroidery and a strong sense of her own style. I was so excited to be able to work with Cathie on making her wedding dress - a compelling collaboration of talents! This one needed a simple, elegant design on which Cathie could freely stitch her illustrative embellishments, and be cut well above the forest floor to avoid a train of twigs and leaves..!

The top layer of floating chiffon had a beautiful subtle sheen and was completely separate so that later in the evening it could be easily removed. The narrow turned seams and fine hand stitched rolled edges retained the subtlety and delicacy of this sheer shroud, allowing the careful embroidered lines to dance about the dress. Underneath was a low cut party dress with clean lines, fitted neatly into the waist with a luxurious, flowing and swirling skirt, all made from the most mouthwatering, slippery silk (…that already had a life of its own on the cutting table!)


Jessie

I never wanted it to end! Having my wedding dress made by Emily was pure pleasure from beginning to end. Emily took the time to draw out of me what I really wanted in my dress, who I was at this moment in my life, how I wanted the dress to make me feel, and what I needed it to be in a practical sense. We worked out what shapes and styles suit my body-shape best, and throughout it all I felt like Emily was completely committed to lifting me up and empowering me to be the woman that I wanted to be on the day, and to feel how I wanted to feel entering into this important commitment.
The dress itself is absolutely beautiful. It fits me so well that it’s incredibly comfortable and the silk against my skin feels wonderful... Part of me wants to dye it indigo and shorten the skirt so I can legitimately wear it more often without seeming like a weirdo, but I can’t bear to change it yet!
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Jessie loves a good dress. A good dress makes you feel like you want to dance! And dancing is absolutely what Jessie did ...and tug of war, and caber tossing. 

This dress needed to be comfortable and light, whilst also being special. The little line of blue covered buttons and hand stitched loops to match the elegant swathe of blue butterflies (painted by Patti Buada) and the deep cut back and wide cross straps made it a one-off wonder. The extra long, flowing skirt could be tied up in knots (for celtic games) and the shorter crinkle silk petticoat underneath became the skirt for the second phase celebrations!

We also dug out the bridesmaids dress that Jessie had worn at her parents wedding for her niece, and made a new sash to match her wedding dress. A pretty special touch xx

(Portraiture Photography by Rosie Anne Prosser, available for private commission)


Sarah

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Already a mother of two small children, Sarah wanted to include them in her wedding as much as possible. Feeling not at all like a blank white canvas, but a full colour, wide awake lady, she wanted her dress to reflect who she is.

Once the dress was made and fitted, we set ourselves up in the garden, with the dress stretched out from the washing line and armed ourselves and the children with brushes and pots of vibrant silk paint.

It was a beautiful, memorable, inclusive process, that brought the whole wedding concept back to reality!