Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I have to say looking back it was an incredible year for creativity here in the workshop.  I found the most beautiful silks, laces, chiffons and liquid satins, a temporary step away from my specialty in working with those flouncy, bouncy gemmies that make up the perfect understructure for the 1950s silhouette.  Thanks to the muses visiting via a remake of The Great Gatsby and the ongoing Downton Abbey, I put out a longer, leaner line of samples that cling to the body in lighter weight fabrics.  Oh yes, me and my helpers are still making those delectable hourglass and bouffant dresses Audrey, Grace and Jackie wore.  It's just this year more of my my clients are wanting to do early Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.  Accessories for 2013 followed the early 1920s path with lace mantillas worn with headpieces low on the forehead . . . .
The Gemma Gown and Floral Headband
The Juna Gown 
The Dahlia Gown
The Alexandra Gown by Amy-Jo Tatum
The Astrid Gown
Top Photos: The Lace Mantilla//Lower Photos: The Floral Headband and the White Lace Cloche by Amy-Jo Tatum
 The Bugle Bead Headband and Alexandra Gown by Amy-Jo Tatum


The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are all so beautiful!! Happy New Year doll, I hope it's a very joyful one for you xx

Ashley said...

So pretty!

Antonella C’est Moi said...

Happy new Year kisses honey

Marcela Gmd said...

Happy New Year, dear friend!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Lilli said...

Hi Amy! These gowns are all to die for, truly stunning! Wish you a very happy new year dear, may it be a fulfilling 2014! Kisses! xo

Helena Resende said...

Beautiful dresses! Happy New Year! :)

Roses and Lace said...

These gowns are all stunning and I love the lace mantillas. Wishing you a prosperous 2014 filled with happiness x

the chilicool said...

Amazing dress!
Happy new year!

Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony said...

Love your designs~ the Dahlia gown is so ethereal, and all the lace! Have a wonderful new year!!

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful wedding dress and I can see it being worn for many different of weddings. Women's fashion these days has changed and new styles are being worn every year. I think 2014 will spark a new trend such as Day Dresses because they can also be worn for different occasions throughout the year.

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