Aimme’s Lace Bolero

“Absolutely AMAZING!! Lannette’s work is precise, detail oriented, and beautiful. She worked with me to create a custom design and she made sure I loved the way it looked every step of the way. You won’t find a better designer and seamstress anywhere. Her prices are more than fair and her work is impeccable. I wish I would have found her sooner so she could have made my whole dress!” ~ Aimme

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A Steampunk Soiree

When Luisa said she was having a Steampunk wedding, my head filled with daydreams of steam driven gadgets, curvy corsets and lofty airships. Right away I started a new board on Pinterest of Steampunk goodies and wedding ideas to get the juices flowing.

Luisa knew exactly what she wanted, right from the beginning. Most of my brides are happy leaving the hours of slogging through the internet, looking for that perfect fabric, totally up to me. Nope, Luisa put as much time into the process as I did. And I am not ashamed to say, she is the one who found the fabrics we ultimately used.

When I told my sweetie that I needed sketches of bustled dresses with intricate brocade fabric designs, his poor face went pale. It was all I could do to coax him back out of the closet again. (Just kidding) The task did take several tries, and he eventually said that getting the brocade design on the sketches was on me. Okay….so it’s a bit cheesy, but you can see the look I wanted to get.

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 After a year of White and Ivory dresses, a bright period ensemble was just the thing to lift my spirits. I gave the base dress a slight train and bustling of it’s own. That way it would look good by itself, and provide some lift for the over skirt.

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The over skirt was quite heavy, so I built a small waist cincher at the top to support it. The style is called a Butterfly Bustle, very trendy for gals in the 1870’s.

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 It wasn’t going to be possible to match ready made frogs to the brocade, so I pulled out my trusty knot book and got to work.

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Of course, Luisa ROCKED IT!!!!

The radiant Luisa. Actress, singer, and belly dancer extraordinaire!

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Big THANKS to Babette Daniells Photography.

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 “Lannette was a joy to work with and made me a fantastic dress. The “Abigail” dress on her website is mine! She was upfront and direct with me, very very communicative and listened to everything I wanted. 

I cobbled together the idea of a dress from 5 different pictures and had specific wants for feel of fabric/dress shape/and an absolute HATE of satin/sparkles/beading. She sent me samples of fabrics and mocked up a great design outline before I even signed the contract, which made me feel secure that she was the correct seamstress to hire. 

Even though I didn’t meet her until the day I picked up my dress, she kept me updated every step of the way. I never felt out of control or not listened to. She was so fast, too! Conventional wisdom says I need to order a dress from a store at least 6 months in advance, if not more. She had my dress done in under 4 months. She even added in some gorgeous details, like using the lace I chose to add freshwater pearl accents and creating a detachable adorable hanger. She also made a last minute matching bolero to accent my dress! It was perfect and made me look AMAZING. 
I whole-heartedly recommend Lannette as a seamstress. If you want professional, high quality work with reasonable prices, look no further. I tell everyone to get their dresses made by a seamstress like her if they want a unique style and family heirloom for years. No one else has my dress because it was uniquely mine.” ~ Lorraine

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