Corey’s Slinky Number

As you may have noticed by now, I love vintage fashions. Can’t get enough of them. It was time to design a gown in the style of the 1930’s. Hollywood at it’s most glamorous. I came up with this….

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I named it Ava. After the beautiful Ava Gardener.

Now I have had one person say that the tiny flowers ruin it, that it’s childish. I prefer whimsical, like Claire Pettibone’s work. Still….because it’s not for everyone, I did redesign it with more beading and crystals, and no flowers. With the redesign, it was given a new name…..Veronica, after Veronica Lake, but I’ll post that in a while.

Corey fell in love with the design right away and asked that I build one for her. My reply…..”With pleasure!”

Rich crepe back satin, slides on a bias cut over every curve. Hand dyed lace is richly beaded with Swarovski crystals and hand sculpted flowers.

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She wanted a veil that went with it, so I worked one up for her.

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“Working with Design by Lannette has been a dream come true in creating my wedding gown. I now have my one in a life time memories in a one in a lifetime gown. My wedding day was flooded by compliments on an amazing gown by friends, family and photographer. My guests were astounded by how my gown was so beautifully and artfully crafted. My gown is timeless, and thanks to Lannette for her hard work and skillfull design, I have a gown that will be revered forever.” ~ Corey

Meanwhile, this dress is available in my shop.

Thank you to Pete Erickson Photography for the lovely wedding pictures!

Amanda’s French Ball Gown

My client found a dress that she really liked, but it needed a few adjustments……..

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This is the dress at the time it was purchased.

Amanda really wanted it to have more bustles and a fuller skirt, like a French Ball Gown. So she sent it for  alterations.  It did not go well…..This is what it looked like by the time I got it. Yeah, it needs some work….

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47 roses, 14 yards of silk and 3 revisions later….

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“Lannette took what a previous seamstress had ruined (previously purchased dress that I wanted to make changes to) and made it more than I had ever hoped for. She was able to see my vision when I couldn’t even fully describe or fully understand what I wanted. The end result was incredible and something drooled over by many brides. I am so thankful to Lannette for her willingness to go above and beyond and all at a reasonable price. And she was so patient with me to boot! I cannot say enough good things about her work and her professionalism. I look forward to finding an excuse to have her make another dress for me, this time from beginning to end .” ~ Amanda

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In the end the finished dress(with petticoat) weighed 20 lbs!

Big THANKS!!! to Sison Photography for the use of their beautiful images.