Welcome to the gallery of my past works! This section displays some of the pieces I have made in the past, with a small description for each one. I will continually update this section as I create new and interesting pieces. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about anything displayed in this gallery. I’d love to hear from you!

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Bridal Envelope Bag

This bag was made to match the Fantasy Wedding Dress in this Gallery. Its purpose was to hold the envelopes on the gift table at the wedding. It is made from the same heavy weight bridal satin as the Wedding Dress. It is lined in bridal satin. Pearls accent the entire edge. Two satin twisted cords form the drawstrings that keep it closed.
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Groom Royalty Sash

This royalty sash was made to match the Fantasy Wedding Dress in this Gallery. The groom wore it over his tuxedo vest, but under his jacket. It is made of the same heavy weight bridal satin as the bride’s dress, and trimmed in hand-made silver dupioni silk bias tape. The sash is lined in satin.
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Groomsmen Royalty Sashes

These royalty sashes were made to match the elemental bridesmaids’ dresses in this Gallery. Each groomsman wore the color that matched his corresponding bridesmaid. The sashes are made from the same crepe-backed satin as the bridesmaids, and lined in bridal satin.
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Edwardian Ball Gown

I was commissioned to make this gown for a lady attending an Edwardian Ball. She designed her own costume, and I created this dress from her sketch. It consists of two pieces- the under dress, and the bustled dress worn on top. The under dress is made of bridal satin, and trimmed with an antique-looking floral jacquard. The jacquard matches the vest that her date wore (displayed below). The trim on the top of the dress is finished with a hand-made satin cording, and has a unique shape on the back. I put extra care into making all of the trim pieces symmetrical. The back panel of the skirt is gathered to make it more like a bustled dress from the time period. The trim on the bottom of the dress was carefully box-pleated by hand, which was quite an undertaking! The over dress is made of a wide boned belt of the same jacquard as the trim on the under dress, and chiffon in a pale green color. The bustle is made of two layers of chiffon, which was carefully pleated and attached to the belt. A string of glass pearls and a decorative hanging pendant adorn the back of the gathered chiffon straps.

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Edwardian Ball Vest and Pants

This vest and pants set was made to coordinate with the Edwardian Ball Gown listed above. The vest is made of an antique-looking floral jacquard, with two double-welted pockets, and fabric-covered buttons. The curved collar adds a period look. It is lined in satin. The brown pinstriped pants are made of a polyester cotton blend, and have front pockets, and one double-welted back pocket with a brass button.

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Handfasting Robe

This elegant robe was made for a client's handfasting ceremony. It is made of 6 layers of silk chiffon in ever-lessening weights from the heaviest innermost layer, to the outside gauze-weight layers. In addition, it has two cape layers made of the lightest weight silk gauze available to me. The sleeves, shoulder caps, and collar are made of sand-washed sueded silk charmeuse. Even though each layer is translucent by itself, the overall garment is opaque due to the number of layers. I custom-dyed the fabric in a mottled dark moss green to represent my client's deity, the Goddess Hekate. The edges of the shoulder caps are adorned with a small silver trim, which was hand-attached with invisible thread. The silk chiffon over-sleeves are decorated with a custom-digitized silver embroidery, and further embellished with sterling silver beads.

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    Handfasting Cord

I made this handfasting cord to accompany the handfasting robe in this gallery. It is comprised of ten separate satin cords, which measured eighteen feet each before I braided them. I chose the colors to represent the couple's deities- red tones for Quayin; and green, purple and black for Hekate. I also included silver and gold cords to represent purity and prosperity. I first rope-braided the cords into five double-stands, and then five-strand braided them together. I finished the ends with flattened bead cones, which I decorated with Swarovski rhinestones and silver tassels. The finished cord measures nine feet in length.

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    Armenian Wedding Reception Dress

I created this dress for a traditional Armenian wedding. The bride wore a white dress to her ceremony, and this dress to her wedding reception. The bride and her family discussed the elements that they desired with me, and I followed their instructions to create the finished ensemble. It consists of a peasant blouse, a tiered skirt, a braided waist sash, and a head scarf. All of the elements are made of silk chiffon, with Swarovski rhinestone embellishments. The skirt layers are gathered at the waist for fullness, and sewn over a full-circle skirt liner, so that the entire dress flares dramatically while dancing. There are 1440 tiffany-set rhinestones on the combined pieces, and the flowing design of the dress required about 25 yards of chiffon.

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Organdy Blouse

I made this delicate blouse for a gentleman in Switzerland to give to a special lady in his life. The monogram embroidery on the pocket was created by Debby Lake of weddinghankies.com. The blouse is made of Swiss organdy, which was very interesting to work with. It is made of 100% cotton, but treated with a finish that makes it crisp and smooth. It almost resembles frosted glass. Since all of the inner seams were visible through the fabric, I took extra care to make everything neat and trim.

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Woman's Suit

I made this 3 piece suit for a woman who was in a bridal party, but was standing on the groom's side of the alter. Therefore, she wanted a suit that matched the groomsmens' in color, but in a feminine style. It is made of wool suiting, and the jacket and vest are fully lined. It features double welt pockets on the jacket, plus a peplum in the back for some flare. The sleeves of the jacket have inset panels on the wrists. The trousers have side pockets, and baggy cut legs. The vest has a decorative lapel, double welt pockets, and an adjustable band across the back.

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Bowties and Sashes

These bow ties and groom sashes were created for a wedding. My clients chose the fabrics and colors, and I made the sashes and bow ties according to their measurements. They are made of beautiful dupioni silk, with dupioni silk bias trim. They are self-lined with the same fabric. The bow ties are adjustable via sliding buckles on the bands.

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