Appreciation Give Away : Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow!  There is so much to be thankful for today:)

I know this is long overdue but to show my gratitude, I am giving away a Fingertip Length Bridal Veil, a Bridal Essential Kit, and 12 Rhinestone Hairpins.

Click {here} to comment and enter your name into the drawing.  Thanks for visiting and Happy Turkey Day!!!!!!!!

Hi! I’m back… : Couture Sewing School

Wow!  It has been awhile…well, so much has happened.  As announced, I was in the Couture Sewing School with Susan Khalje recently.  It was an amazing and intense experience.  I learned so much.  The majority of each student’s project were intricately sewn by hand.  You can see the intentional planning and sewing of the lace, silk or wool of each skirt, dress, or coat —- Amazing!  What made the experience even more memorable were the talented and silly ladies of the class.  They knew how to have fun, inspire, and motivate me and one another even when the tough gets going:)  And the tough really did get going.  My life has changed after this experience.  Here are glimpses of the class.

Susan Khalje.  Tina’s trim for the Classic French jacket

Cathy accurately measuring the placement for pinning. Preparing the stitching of the lace to the silk.

Claudia had to carefully plan and sew her silk fabric pattern in order to achieve this amazing layout

lace getting pinned onto Jamie’s silhouette. Being prepped for the intense hand stitching.

Fun and silly Barbara creating her vintage inspired dress

Achieving the perfect fit is important in couture. Eileen is getting her muslin fitted and pinned for her elegant black evening gown

The amazing tailoring of Theresa’s winter coat

Tina working on her beautiful Classic French jacket

you can see Ronnie’s careful hand basting from the underside of her skirt

Youthful Louise who taught me how to be adventurous again…She is 73 years young and working her Valentino fabric dress

Fun and fabulous Liz creating an outfit for her California event

As for me, I am working on a corset (since most wedding gowns are made with it or inspired by it).  I will share more on it soon as I come close to completing it.   Here it is in the muslin form…

the muslin fabric corset

Thank you for visiting!

If you would like to improve your sewing skills, I encourage you to take her online course “The Couture Dress” through Craftsy which is flexible to your schedule.

Online Sewing Class

A Little Update : Couture Sewing School

Greetings Everyone!  I hope you guys are doing well. So much has happened and I just wanted to give you a quick update on my whereabouts.  I am currently in the Couture Sewing School taught by the amazing Susan Khalje.  It is an intensive program where I learn about couture techniques and details.  Remember when I shared my excitement on this {post}?  Well, it is happening…

I will be officially back posting the week of August 27th.  So stay tuned…

ps. It may take a few days to reply to questions and comments.  Thanks in advance for your patience:)

susan-khalje-craftsy-class

Sewing Fashionista’s {CAMRYN} Flower : Sew Much Fabric

Greetings Sewing Fashionistas!

I am excited to see everyone Monday and I hope you will enjoy creating the {CAMRYN} Fabric Flower.  Before I go on, I would like to give a great Thanks to Roz with Sew Much Fabric.  She has kindly given each Sewing Fashionista a supplies package.  Thank you Roz!

Below are the instructions on how to cut the flower pattern.  After cutting the organza fabric, you will have 8 large flowers and 8 small flowers.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask by leaving it in the comment section below.

Step 1: Lay out the 1/4yard organza {already folded}

Step 2: fold in half

Step 3: Fold it in half again

Step 4: Pin the flower pattern to the fabric

Step 5:  Cut the fabric.  You will have 8 large flowers and 8 small flowers.

Note: If needed, don’t be afraid to cut the pattern a little smaller to fit and lay onto the fabric.  Also, if you need another copy of the flower pattern, please click {here}.

A summary of what to bring:

*8 large organza fabric flowers (pre-cut)

*8 small organza fabric flowers (pre-cut)

*sewing needle/thread

*optional: decorative button to sew to the center of the flower

*optional: glue gun/glue stick to attach the pin (I will provide the pin)

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to seeing everyone Monday:)

Regards,

Ann

Pinterest Board “Budgeting a Wedding” : A little Traveling

DIY Wedding Gowns

Bobette Kyle with www.MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com has been vigorously working hard to help Brides “Create a Dream Wedding on a DIY Budget.”  If you have the means to go custom and have a Designer create your dream gown and accessories, I say go for it.  But if you have a small budget, it should never stop you from creating a Dream Wedding Day.  You need to have a good attitude, time, and excellent resources to help you along the way.

Bobette had invited me onto her Pinterest Board “Budgeting a Wedding” to help all the Budget Brides create their Dream Wedding Day.  If you know me by now, I am all for empowering Bridal DIYers so I was excited to help the best I can.  If you are a Budget DIY Bride, feel free to visit the following  Pinterest Board “Budgeting a Wedding” by MyOnlineWeddingHelp.  You can click on the image above or you can click {here}.

Also, here are other DIY resources by Youtique Bridal & Formal you can visit:

Youtique Bridal & Formal Youtube Channel

DIY Wedding Gowns

Youtique Bridal Pinterest

If you have Budget tips or ideas, feel free to share it with me and all the Beautiful Brides out there looking for ways to save.

I am getting ready to leave on a plane to Vancouver and Seattle so I wish you guys a Happy Fourth of July.  Also fyi, I will not be posting for a couple of weeks due to traveling and tight deadlines.  So may your celebrations be safe and memorable with great friends & family.   Have a wonderful week and thank YOU for visiting!

{LANA} Bridal Clutch: Ordinaries & Inspiration Board

Ordinaries

The DIY Tutorial for the {LANA} Clutch is in the making.  It will be a two part series that will incorporate  some beautiful & fun Ordinaries (aka supplies).  I would like to thank Rebecca with TrimsNmore for sponsoring the beautiful box pleated trims.  It will be the main Ordinary that will transform the whole look of the clutch.  If you are a Designer or a DIY Bride, check out TrimsNmore for their selection of lace, appliques & ruffly trims.

I had put together an inspiration board to help jumpstart my creation.  After pinning away on my Pinterest board, I narrowed it down to these three beautiful items:

{LANA} Clutch Inspiration Board

1) Ruffle Flower Wedding Cake via The Caketress.  I was amazed at how the edible center of the ruffly flower resembled a simple sparkly rhinestone.  If you haven’t already noticed from my tutorials…I LOVE a touch of bling:) Also, the edible flowers look like box pleated ruffles…Wow.  That is amazing artistry!

2) Ruffles & Flowers Wedding Gown via Caligraphy by Jennifer.  This was such a cute and fun dress.  Look at all the ruffles and the ruffly flowers!

3) Valentino Flower Embellished Clutch with Crystals via Coolspotters.  I love being inspired by Valentino.  I may never be able to afford his creations but a girl can sure get inspired by it:)  The amount of flowers used on the clutch made a statement to the design.  And of course, the crystals in the flower center and the clutch frame added a beautiful elegant touch.

Well, stay tuned for the video tutorial coming out the end of June.

Thank you for visiting!

Wishing www.RuffleFabric.com great success: DIY Ruffle Wedding Skirt

Wedding Ruffle Skirt

Julie from www.rufflefabric.com contacted me today.  She informed me that they will be heading to the largest trade show of the year and wanted to share the Wedding Skirt I created.  Of all the beautiful ruffle projects that were available to them, they chose mine.  I feel very grateful today.  Thank you Julie for thinking of me:)  I hope Ruffle Fabric the best and much success at the event.

It has been awhile since I last shared it but here is the tutorial for the Wedding Ruffle Skirt…

Also, feel free to visit www.rufflefabric.com for all the beautiful ruffle fabrics available.  If you would like to view a list of projects you can create with ruffle fabrics, click {here}.

You can also click {here} to see the original inspiration for the Genevieve Ruffle Skirt.  If you love statement necklaces like I do, below is the tutorial for the Genevieve Statement Necklace.

Thank you for visiting!

Youtique’s Friend: Sew Much Fabric {Fabric Shop}

Greetings Everyone!

I hope you guys are having a wonderful week.  I just wanted to share with you our new channel, Youtique Friends.   I will be introducing special people, businesses, and resources that I believe may be a good resource for your wedding day.  For example, previously I introduced Luke Cosby with Mortar for the gentlemen.  He will be more than happy to answer any questions regarding men’s fashion.  You can contact him at 713.529.0009 or email him at support@shopmortar.com

This week,  I would like to introduce one of my favorite fabric shops, Sew Much Fabric.  My special friend Rosalind is the owner and she is an excellent resource when it comes to fabrics, sewing notions, and embellishments.  She is also wonderful at answering questions regarding sewing techniques.  If she is not able to answer a question, she has a whole network of wonderful ladies known as the Sewing Fashionistas who can (yes, I am one of them:).  You can {like} Sew Much Fabric on their facebook to have a good DIY sewing resource.

I did a little interview with Rosalind so you can meet her and get to know her in person.  I thought this would be great for the DIY Brides who are shopping for fabrics, notions, or embellishments.

Here are more ways to contact Sew Much Fabric

Online store:  www.smfabric.com

Blog:  www.smfdesignsandfriends.blogspot

Phone:  832-363-1583

Email: houstonsmf@aol.com.

Warehouse location
20770 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, Tx 77450
Appointments Only

Write to Rosalind at:
P.O. Box 571442
Houston, TX 77257

Thanks for visiting and Enjoy!