The Karen Artisan Collection
Are you a bride who is struggling to find the dress of her dreams?
Do you want to have a unique look with your own ideas but cannot find it in any bridal shops so far?
Are you worried about the sizing of 'off the rail' gowns?
Would you like a couture style but sadly don't have the budget?
If you or someone you know is an excellent dressmaker and you have a vision of your wedding day gown, I can provide a wedding dress pattern in your personalised size, fabrics and embellishments etc to make your dream come true.
The closest to couture, but at home and possibly by someone close to you emotionally or even literally geographically......
**Firstly choose your design
**Secondly enter your measurements so we can print your pattern
**Then choose your fabric samples
**Once you have decided on your fabric, order the full amount and begin the exciting sewing process.
As much as I will get printed your pattern to your size, I always recommend making it first in a toile form to ensure that the fit is right before making up in the real fabric and also that the finer details of design are perfect.
Be realistic with your skills set before attempting such a challenge but we are here to help you if you wish.
If you require some guidance or help throughout this process, please consider signing up to join The Atelier.
There are three levels of assistance depending on how much you feel you need, Silver, Gold or Platinum.
Karen Dornellie Collection
I will be introducing my new collection which is inspired by the couture of the golden age of fashion with nods to Chanel and Christian Dior, Balenciaga and Schiaparelli.
I am bringing bridal design up to date with my use of ethical and sustainable fabrics and to use UK based materials as much as possible. I will be making everything in my Isle of Wight base and using only UK companies for any outside help I may need to achieve the perfect finish and look.
Until now eco fabric has not been 'pretty' or delicate enough to make a stunning wedding dress but fabric technology has recently achieved the impossible with silk type fabrics made from bananas, oranges, bamboo and to recycle polyesters.
No more hemp or hessian or 'scratchy' materials.
Beautifully fine and sheer and so much more respectful to our natural world.
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