The following shows dresses I have been commisioned to make for various clients for their special occassions and some testimonials.
It is always lovely and much appreciated to receive photos of you wearing your wedding dress on the day and I would love to be able to feature your dress on this page. Not only is it nice for me to get feedback from you but it also helps future brides to see what I can do and hear of your experience.
Purple lace Wedding Dress
Sue wanted to have an outfit that made her feel special for her daughters wedding. She chose to have a top and pair of trousers made to fit her small frame perfectly.
In the end she settled on a soft floaty top attached to a cross over yoke made in a beautiful navy floral lace fabric over an ivory crepe for the top to match perfectly with her wide straight leg navy trousers .
Erica's dress design changed slightly throughout the making process until we had the perfect style.
The bodice had a blousson chiffon top to give the floaty diaphanous feel, with a fitted crepe satin under bodice to create shape, with a boat shaped neckline and lace sleeves to match the skirt. It fastened with delicate covered buttons at the back.
For the skirt she went for a slightly fitted column shape made from crepe satin with a gorgeous beaded Guipure lace over layer. The waistband was finished off with a beautiful crystal and pearl trim.
Susie did a fantastic job in making my wedding dress. She was creative, endlessly patient and the final result was a beautiful dress. Her attention to detail is second to none and she made the whole process enjoyable I highly recommend anyone who wants a bespoke wedding dress to contact Susie and I am sure you will not be disappointed
Photographs by Christy Blanch Photography
I had the absolute pleasure of altering Lucy's beautiful Maggie Sottero gown for the perfect fit.
It had the most gorgeously intricate beaded design
" Susie turned my beautiful Maggie Sottero dress into one that was like it was made to measure. It fitted me yet was so comfortable to wear all day long and the length was perfect. My dress had a lot of beadwork and lace and I could only trust Susie with this, after I saw the intricate work she did creating my sister's wedding dress from scratch. She has a lovely fitting room as well, the fittings were very efficient, calming yet exciting at the same time. Thank you :)"
Photos by Nicola Norton Photography
Amy found her gorgeous silk chiffon Catherine Deane skirt but wanted it changed slightly. We made the underskirt fuller and added a small net petticoat to hold the skirt out and we also distribute the gathers evenly around the waist.
The next stage was to make a satin bodice with a sweetheart neckline and a v-neck lace overlay, with low back to attach to the skirt waistband to complete the dress.
Susie did an absolutely fantastic job of making my wedding dress earlier this year! I had found a sample Catherine Deane silk chiffon wedding skirt, which I loved, and was hoping to have a lace bodice made to turn it into a dress. After meeting Susie, I knew she was the person to do it - she completely understood what I had in mind and was really helpful, responsive and willing to accommodate every adjustment I asked for, no matter how small. She also did a brilliant job of altering the dresses for my two bridesmaids and is generally just a really lovely and friendly person to work with. My dress turned out even better than I could have imagined, thanks to Susie's incredible skill and vision, and was completely transformed from the original skirt that I brought to her. The quality of the finished dress was amazing and I was so thrilled to wear it for my wedding - I particularly loved swishing it around for our first dance! Thank you so much, Susie! :)
Photos by Amethyst Photography
& Amy herself
Samantha wanted a white satin dress with a pleated bodice, beaded lace sleeves and front and back lace inserts at the top of the bodice
The circular skirt was made from white satin and three layers of white tulle.
8m of beaded lace trim was hand sewn to the hem of the tulle skirt.
"100% recommend. Susie went out of her way and the result is a beautiful dress and veil. All round superb, thank you!"
When Mary picked up her dress from the shop she was very unhappy with the fit and the way it had been made.
With some alterationsm for a perfect fit, replacement sleeves and a new improved petticoat she fell back in love with her dress.
"Both my sister and I went to Susie with our wedding dresses (My sisters wedding was in July and mine in September). I had already bought my dress 18 months prior to my wedding and so I had plenty of time to get it altered. When I got my dress back from the wedding dress shop I was more than underwhelmed. The dress was completely ill fitting, the sleeves were too small and the dress was massive. The petticoat was shoddily made and ugly. So I went to Susie with a dress I had spent a lot of money on and hated! I had many sleepless nights over that dress and almost bought another one. Susie was the saviour of that dress. She completely redid the lace sleeves so that they fit. She made the bodice smaller and made a new petticoat and underskirt for it. She changed my dress from something I absolutely hated into something I loved. I looked great on the day, the best day of my life and a lot of that was because of the way she totally transformed that dress. The bridesmaids dresses were also designer from The Pretty Dress Company. Therefore the sizes were interesting to say the least. Susie did extensive alterations for one bridesmaid and the other two also had some alterations to theirs. They all looked stunning on the day and absolutely love their dresses. Susie instills confidence and calm into even the most stressed out and worried person. She makes masterpieces that fit perfectly. She replies to emails quickly and is unbelievably accommodating and kind. I would highly recommend her services. I am sure we will use her services again."
I also had the pleasure of altering the
gorgeous bridesmaid dresses for these lovely girls.
Photos by Carol Elizabeth Photography
I loved working with this gorgeous bride in making her amazing dress and cape. She had a very clear vision of what she wanted.
The dess had simple clean lines to show off the cape.
The main focal point was the ivory satin cape. It was very full with shaped shoulders and a small train at the back.
"Susie was incredible I knew from the word go she totally understood what I wanted for my wedding dress. I wanted something different a long silky gown and floor length cape with powerful shoulder pads! And Susie did just that. It was so great to see it in all of the stages. Never once did she try to change the original concept and showed real enthusiasm to do something a bit different. I went to one dress shop on the high street and it just wasn’t for me. As soon as I met Susie I felt full of confidence that she would be able to make the dress. I was so thrilled with the outcome it looked like something off the run way. I am just thinking of what she could make for me next. Susie is incredibley efficient, hard working and passionate about your dress. I couldn’t recommend her enough."
I helped this gorgeous bride with the alterations to her beautiful David Tutera gown and made a veil from ivory tulle.
I also made two bridesmaid dresses from teal satin with a chiffon bodice and skirt ovelay and ruched teal satin at the wasitline.
"Susie made the whole pre wedding experience more enjoyable than I could of hoped for. I like the idea of looking like a princess the actual doing fills me with nerves. The experience was relaxed, professional, accommodating appointments, never felt rushed. Susie designed and made bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride outfit and flower girl dress for my 4 year old, making us all feel so special and unique. Thank you Susie"
I also made this cute flowergirl dress from pale pink satin and the bodice had a lace overlay with 3d pink flowers. The multi-layered petticoat was edged with pink satin The perfect dress for twirling in.
Photos by Colette Langton Photography
This gorgeous Mother of the Bride wanted an outfit that was smart and comfortable. Not being a dress person she was a bit unsure what to wear. She knew what colours she liked and she wanted a floral top. Once we found that fabric everything else fell into place.
The jacket was a loose swing jacket in aqua satin. The top with a cowl neckline had a beautiful floral pattern that we cut to be assymetric and we completed the outfit with a pair of navy trousers.
Photos by Colette Langton Photography
"Susie did a marvellous job in creating and making the " mother of the bride" outfit. I enjoyed having my input in the process too. I felt wonderful on THE DAY and I was told by a guest that I looked beautiful. Now I don't think this has ever happened to me before. So it was thanks to Susie for all her patience and skill. So happy"
This lovely ivory satin dress was made for a Christening.
The ivory satin bodice was overlayed with ivory lace and had Swarovski crystals added and had a pink satin band at the waistline
"Susie is brilliant at what she does. Susie’s attention to detail is fantastic and comes up with the most beautiful designs."
The full ivory satin skirt was pleated at the waistline and had a multi-layered ivory net petticoat with the edges trimmed in pink satin.
This Ivory halterneck 1950's style dress had a ballerina length pleated skirt with multi-layers of net petticoat.
This lovely bride wanted to reflect her scottish heritage and decided to have the layers of the net petticoat edged in tartan silk and the buttons at the back were also covered in the matching tartan.
"Susie is amazing at her job She made everything about my dress perfect from measurements to finishing touches"
The bridesmaids were made in a similar 1950's style in the colours of the tartan. Purple satin for the dress and the net petticoat had layers of green, white and blue net edged in satin. There was also a tartan band at the waist to bring it all together.
Blush satin bodice with a low front v-neckline overlayed with an ivory silk chiffon decorated with pearls and sequins.
The full gathetred skirt with train is made from blush satin and a blush chiffon overlay.
by SLR Photography
This lovely bride was getting married abroad in the Caribbean and wanted something light and floaty.
The bodice was made from white satin with spaghetti straps and overlayed with white lace.
The skirt had a white satin base and was overlayed with a chiffon skirt made from three different shades of aqua.
An ivory satin and chiffon princess line dress with sweetheart front neckline and a low v-back. The bodice has a lace overlay with sleeves and covered button fastening. The skirt falls into a soft A-line with a small train
"Susie worked exceptionally hard to produce an incredibly beautiful dress for my wedding day. She listened closely and worked with me to produce exactly what I wanted, providing professional advice on design and fabric choice so that we ended up with a fantastic result. I cannot recommend Susie highly enough!"
Ivory satin sweetheart neckline, empire line bodice with a lace overlay with a v-neckline and sleeves. The skirt is bias cut satin with a ruched bias cut chiffon overlay, embellished with lace motives, a small kick train edged in lace and covered button fastening
Rachael's wedding was held in Disneyland Florida
An aqua satin and chiffon empire line prom dress with a sweetheart neckline and a bespoke daisy beadwork pattern on the bodice. A full circular satin and chiffon floor length skirt.
A red silk satin halter neck empire line wedding dress with a full A-line skirt.
The groom is wearing a matching tie from the silk satin fabric.