October 22, 2008
October 21, 2008
I decided on the black to match the girdle although the purple looked very classy as well: Here is the final result: I’ve included more construction photos behind the cut showing insertion of the...
Blue Accent Gown
October 11, 2008
Before the blue: Here you can see the horsehair at the edges of the petals. This gives a more clean edge and finish for the blue accent details as well as stiffening so it...
Our very Own Wedding oufits- TM
September 30, 2008
I’ll be slowly finding and putting up more construction photos of my wedding gown :) The en fourreau back is a time consuming but dramatic detail on this gown. The back section of the...
gowns / inprogress / Our very Own Wedding oufits- TM
September 27, 2008
Here you can see the initial muslin draped over my stays and Uniquely me dress form: I’ve just pleated and pinned the skirting materials in place to give a quick look at the planned...
corsetry / inprogress / Ocean blue Mid-bust
September 11, 2008
September 8, 2008
inprogress / undergarments
September 5, 2008
corsetry / inprogress
July 23, 2008
Here is a mock-up that I plan to add to my samples for my workshop: You can see I was getting ready to insert grommets and boning. Last comes the bottom binding and lacing....
events / inprogress / menswear
June 5, 2008
I’ve started going through all the photos I took of the wedding garments in progress and decided some might be nice to share. Here is one showing how I cut out the shape of...
May 8, 2008
These photos show the detail at the busk including the planned lace treatment along the girdle. The lace was custom dyed purple. The first dye batch turned out too red but the second batch...
November 10, 2007
Here is a sneak peek at how the binding is looking for my most recent underbust corset:
R&G pair of bodies
July 29, 2007
The red and gold skirt I started a while back is still sitting on a hanger. At this point I intend to attach it to a plain straight band so that it is more...
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75 S. 11th St. San Jose, CA 95112
Hi, I'm Laurie Tavan. I run my own custom sewing business making bespoke, one-of-a-kind designs for weddings, dress-up, and fun. Stick around for a behind-the-scenes look into my workshop, photography, acting, and travel.