Tuesday, October 25, 2011

SAMPLE SALE TUESDAY

For all you brides on a budget I'm still selling some of the photographic samples. So I know you're asking, 'What the heck is a photographic sample?'  It is a mock up made up just for the photo shoot in materials close to but not yet ready for prime time such as the almost priceless silks in which they are custom ordered by clients. It can also be the original and yummy silk dress I make that is two or three seasons old. In any case your sample will be one-of-a-kind and handmade, have couture techniques like hand-picked zipper and hand-tacked linings no machinery can emulate. Before I sell these gems rest assured they do go through proper refurbishing and cleaning. Fabric samples on request.
 Today's gem is from last season whipped up in an eggshell wool crepe.  Would you wear wool on your wedding day? In summer? 'Priscilla' is the first wool crepe gown to make it into one of my collections. Whenever we think wool, winter wardrobes usually come to mind. Light weight wool crepes and jerseys are actually great fabrics thru spring and summer as long as the silhouettes lend themselves well to drapey fabrics and bare arms and back. And don’t worry, wool breathes well as long as it’s lined in lightweight fabrics like China silk.

Third right photo by Aura O'Brien

6 comments:

HiLLjO said...

Seriously gorgeous. It would be great for an Art Deco bride!!!

How do you decide what to line your gowns with, Amy Jo? I am working on the OFW planning and picking fabrics. I want to use a silver taffeta.

bridechic said...

This is for HilljO! One this gown I lined the underdress in lightweight taffeta to give it a kind of sculpted look. The top though is pure drapery. I do love doing Art Deco gowns and wish more brides liked them . . .

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

This is so gorgeous and elegant! And so funny, I WAS married at San Francisco Theological Seminary!! What a small world, it's such a gorgeous place! :)

xx
Rachel

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Love this vintage look!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous!!!

HiLLjO said...

Thanks for the tips! Taffeta it is!