Friday, 19 March 2010

Wedding Open Day

Alongside other independent traders, tomorrow I shall be showing some of my gowns at The Secret Garden Wedding Open Day at Burwash Manor in Barton just outside Cambridge. We shall all be in the marquee, no doubt praying for a beautiful spring day!


I realise it's a bit early for tulips, but they will be around soon and convey the feeling of spring that I hope will be around tomorrow at Burwash!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Fiddling

I've been having a bit of a fiddle about with my fabrics and jotting some ideas down in my sketch book and decided to try making these little hearts scented with lavender:



And this little dress:



This is age 1 or thereabouts, and it still needs some modification, but I think I shall make some more and see what I come up with. I feel like making some simple dresses for little girls - there's a lot of cutesy, fluffy stuff about, which is great too, but I'm favouring the 'less is more' approach.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Gaia Dress

I've added a new dress to my window display. Take a look over there to the right...see it?



This dress has been in my collection in various forms for a few years now. It's SO popular! I think what clinches it is it's so easy to wear, the little cap sleeves are very cute and feminine and the lace is lightweight and not too intense. I call it a 'skipping through the fields with daisies' dress! It can be made in various ways - as is, strapless, sleeveless or change the neckline shape if you like. I think this adaptability is what has also kept it such a popular design. It's wonderfully understated and comfortable, and has no boning, although if you fancy a bit of support, it can be adapted to include a boning layer.