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Wedding Gender Roles

Posted by Victoria Stone on

We are a progressive company that aims to please all clients despite their gender, gender identity, sexual identity, or partner. While we often use the terms “bride” to refer to a female, what we really mean to discuss is the dress, no matter who is to wear it. We have put together beautiful suiting for female-identifying folks. We have put together beautiful dresses for male-identifying folks.  

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 While our language may sometimes be insensitive – something we’re working on – we want to be clear: despite how you identify and who you love, we’d be happy to dress you for your wedding! Some of the questions we may ask you during the consultation and its scheduling refer to your own pronouns and identity – this is to ensure that we gender you and your partner appropriately, that the dress we make you suits your needs and taste, and that you know you are in a safe space whenever you are working with us.  

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 Let us dress you up, suit you up, dress you down, suit you down – whatever you need!  


Saving Up

Posted by Victoria Stone on

No, for once I’m not talking about money. Although you’re probably in the planning stages of a wedding so, everyone is always talking about money. For the sake of this entry though, I’m talking about dresses. We are a recycled dress maker, we make contemporary dresses out of antique/vintage dresses. This can happen a couple of different ways.  

 In-House: We have a team of 3 antique/vintage store prowlers. Their entire job and passion is scouring the city’s second-hand stores and estate sales to find beautiful and well-preserved dresses that we can make into something perfect for you. They are dry-cleaned but yet-untouched hanging in our showroom categorized by silhouette. When we book your consultation we’ll have a discussion about your personal style and the wedding goal so that we can pull a few dresses for you check out when you come in.  

 Client Dress: If you are using a dress you already own or that is already in the possession of a family member, we’d be happy to work with that too! Let us know during the consultation scheduling whether or not you’ll be bringing your own dress and feel free to send us some emailed photos of the dress so we can get our wheels turning on design ideas! 

 We have a pretty balanced number of in-house dresses that are chosen and brides who bring their own dress – usually once belonging to their mother or grandmother.   


Math Can Be Hard

Posted by Victoria Stone on

Most of the math that we need to do starts and stops at addition and subtraction. Sometimes we jump into multiplication for large orders with multiple dresses, but that isn’t very often.

Strangely, the other day we needed to do something with transformations. Maybe it was just helping our son with his homework, maybe it wasn’t. Who can say? Certainly not up to us to reveal private information like that.

Anyhow, we asked around at the store because no one could figure out how to solve these transformations. Of course, knowing our son (oops!) it was due the next day! We started googling to try to find how to possibly do these transformations!

We were lucky to find transformation worksheets that were actually available free! Check them out at that link. They’re actually much more useful than we thought – all about moving and manipulating shapes. If we ever lose our minds, maybe we’ll look at using math like this to help us digitize our dress layouts.

I can imagine that transforming the shapes needed to create dresses to a series of coordinates that can be stored would be a very efficient storage idea – and a good way to prove all those middle schoolers wrong who say they’ll never use this math for anything again!!