Laurie Tavan

Silk Chemise 0

Silk Chemise

I finished a silk chemise for one of my clients today. She fancied another silk chemise with box-pleated lace detailing. I altered a thrift store find – adding gussets under the armpits and decorating...

Embroidery for a caul 0

Embroidery for a caul

Here is a photo of the progress on the polish caul, mainly done with a chain stitch. Made totally freehand – I let my hands design as I went which was a very relaxing...

From Bonaire 0

From Bonaire

On our way home tomorrow. I’m looking forward to being back to work :) It was lovely to get some hand-embroidery done on the trip (pictures forthcoming).


Blue Modern Underbust

What does one wear to a birthday party on April fools day in San Francisco at Golden Gate park? Why, a silly outfit, of course!

Royal White Eagle household clothes 0

Royal White Eagle household clothes

This dress was given to me to repair as it had been worn as a loaner and had had many adjustments over the year. The dress was not originally constructed by me. I added...

Silk Fifties Dress: inprogress 0

Silk Fifties Dress: inprogress

Here are a couple shots taken while I was working on a 1950s dress in a fun brightly-colored silk. Look for photos of the finished outfit in the coming weeks – it’s been done...

1930s EffanBee doll Outfit reproduction 0

1930s EffanBee doll Outfit reproduction

My grandfather recently gifted me his Effanbee doll under the condition that I make a reproduction dress for the sweetheart. She is in good condtion but the fabric of her entire outfit has shattered...

In the works… 0

In the works…

I’m excited about a corset/skirt design that is inprogress. Rich shot silks and embroidery in a luscious ensemble. A Venetian-style mask completes the package. Check back in a few days for pictures!