Monday, November 12, 2007

Off the Rack Design

This design is waiting to be made in any size and any colour. I saw it in a jade velvet for the waiscoat and broderie anglaise skirt made in a ra ra fashion and embroidered with a celtic design.
Contrasting tutu, choice of headband, barrell or tiara backing and bloomers included in the price

Price range £600 - £800 depending on size and fabrics.

Contact for further details

New Design for Off the Rack

This is a new design waiting to be made for the right person. The black fabric will be velour with tiny silver hologram dots. Slleves and yoke in a peach lace over orange satin. Celtic design and centre of bodice in overlaid on a satin. All over a lettuce edged orange petticoat.

Willing to work with client for a more personal dress.

Choice of headband, barrell or tiara backing and bloomers included in the price

Price range £550 - £650 depending on size (approx 11-14 yrs)

Please email for further details

Monday, October 15, 2007

Vicky's Dress

Vicky is a senior dancer from my region in NW England. She loves to dance and has many other hobbys too as well as being a busy veterinary nurse and a very clever lady to boot.

Fabrics red satin with overlay of glittered netting, white with mop sequin circles and gold swirl lamé

She wore it for the first time on Saturday. I wasn't there to take any pictures but hopefully she got some and will forward them onto me.

Chrissey's Dress

Chrissey contacted me some time ago to ask me to make her a dress. We tossed around a few ideas and came up with this design.

And here are the finished pictures. The light is causing a problem on the right of the pics. I will be getting some pictures from Chrissey and her mom when she wears her dress out..... I'll put them up, but for now here's my bad pics :o)

The dress is made from black satin and a fuschia pink with metallic strands. A white lace petticoat and white tutu. Embellished with lots of diamantes to give it that extra sparkle.

Hope the dress brings you luck Chrissey

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hannah's Dress

Hannah has been waiting for this dress for ever. Between the postal services being a pain in the butt she finally received it today. Hope you like it Hannah as I know it was to be a surprise from your sister. Please send a pic to add to my collection and Good Luck.

The design for the dress was provided by the customer. She also bought all the fabrics, so sorry if you like them I can't help...I have no idea where they were bought apart from Texas lol.

above and below, skirt detail with and without embroidery


Back with simple lace cape.

Bit blurry, but close up of sleeve.



Thursday, June 07, 2007

Rhiannon's new dress

This pic is from last Friday evening....I need to do some more work on it yet, but you get the general idea.

Watch this space for updates.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Katie's Dress

This faux 5 panel dress has been made for Katie, a little girl in the USA. She wanted a blue dress and flowers.

So we looked through various fabrics and decided to use a white fabric with blue flowers, covered in a blue organza with sprinkles of silver glitter.

Other fabric used is a pink chiffon base with circular sequined design. The appliqué is done in silver diamond shape foil. All finished in pink and blue embroidery and pink satin flowers stuck on to give a 3D effect and white satin with silver glitter ruffles.

The lining and bloomers are in a crazy design hologram silver foil on pale blue jersey

and the package is finished off with a padded headband.

Sunday, May 13, 2007


went missing from
Praia Da Luz, Portugal
these pictures show her distinctive right eye
which will help people identify her, should she have had her hair cut and dyed.
Please help in the search for this little girl and pray for her swift return to her family

If you have any information on her whereabouts
0800 555 111
Thankyou for your vigilance
See for further information

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Lily's Dress

I made Lily's Dress in 2005 and never managed to get a picture of it. I saw it up for sale at a feis last w/e and grabbed a couple of pictures.

It's made in orange satin with tiny silver hologram sequins. The appliqué is in silver sewn sequin and turquoise holo square.

I made the design in an opened Lily shape to emulate the owners name, she is a very delicate looking child who also does ballet and is training with the Royal Ballet Co. She qualified for the Worlds at her first Oireachtas wearing the dress and it always looked lovely, with great stage presence.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sarah's Dress

Sarah is a senior dancer from London. This is her 2nd costume from me....the other is the purple one for sale at the bottom of the right hand column. This was my first attempt at a 4 panelled dress.

We decided to 'upgrade her' hmmm I sound like Beyonce Knowles don't I? Yes, I am a hip n happening mum, and I know all the words, hahaha!

skirt under construction ^
bodice v

She had a design in mind, but we decided together that it wasn't going to work and she liked the design on one of Rhi's old costumes, so we took inspiration from that.

It's also a 2 piece, so Sarah can keep cool between rounds.

These were all the work in progress, am waiting for some finished pics from Sarah, as the one's I took were all at the wrong angle her legs were too white hahaha, she'll kill me for that!
The main red fabric is satin 'falling rain' from and an orange sequinned overlay with silver, and white appliqué. The back is finished off with a small loose shawl in the orange chiffon. Sarah's delighted with her new dress and wore it out at 2 feis last w/e..... yes 2 one in London the other in Birmingham. As soon as she gets the finished pics to me I'll post them.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Jaisie's Dress

Jaisie is my friend's little girl. She's 4 in May. Her big sister, Jasmine, dances and has a couple of old dresses still at home....however, Jaisie, being Jaisie decided she didn't want a second hand dress, she wanted one of her own lol.

So we decided to make her one. Nothing fancy, her mum said, just something she can call her own. Well as Jaisie is at most local feis and will be at the Worlds, I thought what a great walking advertisment, so put more in than they were expecting.

She rang me tonight on the way to dance class to tell me she was very excited......... well she was dumbfounded, as was her mum and sister, when they actually saw the dress.

Fitted her perfectly, even without any fittings. Here are a couple of her in the dress at dance the socks don't you?

Oh yes, she loves butterflies, but had no idea that's what was going on the the butterfly hair accessories were a complete coincidence. Poor love can sleep tonight now. She's been waiting for this dress since last year and each time we saw her she looked at us in anticipation and then disappointment when we didn't have it with us.

We made the butterfly cape to emulate the bought butterflies on the dress. This has been an absolute joy to make, and I think Margaret and myself have loved it because we were making it for Jaisie and she's such a cutie. This is one of those dresses that will be put on AFTER she's competed, if and when she does.....there's a ruling in NW UK that Novice dancers can't wear dresses, lol that's going to confuse everyone isn't it?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ashleigh's dress

Second attempt at a 'Theatre Curtain' dress. Made this for Ashleigh who's a young dancer in Rhi's school. She's 10 and wanted a pretty dress.

Think I may have just filled that request. It debuted today at a St Patrick's Dispaly at school and will be seen again on Friday and Saturday.

The base fabric is a lovely white chiffon over net embellished with mother of pearl sequin circles. You may recognise the pink I've used on the upper bodice, insert and sleeve as the same pink I used in Tori's dress. See an earlier post.

The lining is pink and white gingham as are one of the sets of frill. The other set and shawl are a very pale pink voile curtaining with silver hologram circles. We decided to add some celticness to this dress as well as keeping it 'trés moderne' Please excuse my attempts at French, it's been over 34yrs lol. The finishing touches were some tiny little voile flowers with a circle of crystal in the middle of them. Hope this dress brings you lots of luck Ashleigh, and I'm sure you'll turn people's heads in it. If you would like to leave a comment about the dress feel free. Constructive criticism always welcome.

Rhiannon's 2006 Dress

Rhiannon's 2006 Dress
In Derry

back of her dress