We’ve been asked this question quite often over the last few months, and we want to share with you what’s been keeping us busy this fall and what new things we’ll be working on in 2017!
As some of you may know, we are both members of the Aurora Women’s Choir. We sing with a group of lovely ladies every week, under the direction of Andrew Cranston, and we absolutely love it. So when we were approached by the choir this past summer about designing and making their new choir dresses, we were pretty excited.
This was no small project, but honestly it was one of our most exciting and fulfilling ones to date.
The designs for the dress were built around comfort and practicality, but also elegance. So we decided on a wrap style bodice, flutter sleeves, and an a-line skirt. This style can flatter a wide range of body types, and that was an important factor when the dress needed to fit 23 different women.
Our studio was transformed into a production zone for most of the fall, and after many late nights and empty coffee pots, the dresses were finished just in time for Aurora’s holiday concert. And if we may say so ourselves, the choir looked stunning!
None of this would have been possible without the fantastic support of the Aurora ladies, Coastal Sounds Choir Association, and Andrew and Beth Cranston. You are all the absolute best and we could not be more thankful for the opportunity!
Since finishing the dresses, we have come to realize how much we love the design process. We love creating dresses that make people feel beautiful – and trust us when we say that there is no greater feeling than when you make someone feel beautiful! This is why, starting in 2017, along with our usual sewing classes, we will also be offering a custom dress design service!
Have a special event coming up? Looking for a dress that is unique and original? Always had an idea of what your perfect dress should look like, but couldn’t find it in stores? That’s where we come in. We can design, fit, and sew a dress specifically for you. For more info, head over to our ‘Custom Design‘ tab above!
We are so excited for this next step in our small business journey, and we can’t wait to see where 2017 takes us!