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Sarah-Day.co.uk Bespoke Bridalwear, Clothing, Costume and Acessories

By S DAY 23 Sep, 2017
This was a really exciting commission; the brief was to create a dress inspired by the recent trend for 'naked dresses' often seen on the red carpet. I chose two places, one was quite structured and bold with really heavy beading and one was more delicate with long tendrils that could be used to follow the seams. The lace was all hand sewn onto the fine tulle foundation by hand, which took hundreds of hours. Turquoise blue beading was then added by hand afterwards.

Guide price £3-5000
By S DAY 05 Jul, 2017
Wedding season is in full swing ( well it has been for a month or two, hence the distinct lack of posts!) Which means my feet have barely touched the ground for weeks. I still find time to squeeze in alterations ( it is also prom season after all) But mostly i'm working in bigger jobs. Most prominent at the moment is a very striking see through ish wedding dress ( see below for the inspiration), a 3 piece mother of the groom outfit made of exquisite indian brocade, and a simpler 50's  style outfit which I believe is to be worn to a private view ( art exhibition.)

The pic above is from a recent photo shoot, The dress was actually my grandmas from 1962, she was delighted to see it resurrected and used and the photos from the shoot are lovely. See the credits below for the details of the various suppliers.


Duzzy Woo:
Duzzy Woo Vintage Wedding and Event Hire 
Facebook: /duzzywoo
Instagram: /duzzywoo
Twitter: /duzzywoo
Website: www.duzzywoo.com
Email: info@duzzywoo.com

L and M Studio:
Professional wedding photographers based in Ipswich, 
Website: www.landmstudio.co.uk


The Venue Kersey Mill
Facebook: /thevenueatkerseymill


The Flower Shop Kersey Mill:
We like our flower arrangements and designs to be a true reflection of the person they are for!

Facebook: /theflowershopkm
Instagram:
Twitter:
Website: www.theflowershopkm.com
Email: sales@theflowershopkm.com

Clara Bowe (Beverley Harvey and Simon Bennett Classic Cars):
Clara Bowe is located in the beautiful rural countryside in East Anglia.
Offering a whole range of products from furniture, interior lighting, fashion, jewelry, cutlery,
china, crockery, books and quality vintage fabrics , you can even hire their classic cars for that special occasion!
Facebook: /clarabowe
Instagram: @clarabowe
Twitter:
Website: www.clarabowe.com
Email: beverley.harvey@clarabowe.com



By S DAY 05 Jul, 2017
I have always loved historical costume, and the woods, so this dress medieval inspired with oak leaves embroidered around the hem was a dream job. The photos arrived by post the other day, and I couldn't resist sharing them with you!

I also altered the grooms outfit, and made his trousers and the lighter tunic he wore for the reception.
By S DAY 19 May, 2017
This dress offered an opportunity to commission some machine embroidery. I have hand embroidered several extremely time consuming projects, but with one exception, I have not used metallic thread. The scale of the embroidery meant that it wasn't really feasible to attempt doing it by hand, so the race was on to find someone with the necessary skills and experience to convert a hand drawn design in to one that can be programmed into a machine. 

After contacting several people, I decided to commission Fiona Crozier to undertake the work. I drew out the various designs in very fine black pen ( which took a steady hand and hours of patience!) and posted them to her along with  the pattern pieces, and the fabric with the pieces marked out on it.  After trying out a couple of sample pieces, she started on the actual dress fabric. As you can see, the results are simply stunning.
By S DAY 26 Mar, 2017
In addition to designing and making wedding dresses, I also make custom accessories. In this case the bride carried a feather fan rather than a bouquet. Her headpiece used a rhinestone applique, as well as lace pieces from her mothers wedding dress. The groomsmen had buttonholes created from the brass caps of spent shotgun cartridges- I loved doing these, it is something I've always wanted to try doing and I discovered some interesting techniques for making it work. Finally the bridesmaids all had little feathery clips which mirrored the brides fan.
By S DAY 26 Mar, 2017
Terrible photo, but this is the dress I have started making. One of the best ( and worst!) things about this job is that making items for customers, and perusing endless fabric shops, magazines and web searches  during the design stages of their dresses, I get ideas for things I would just love to make. Often though, i simply don't get the time to make them, so the backlog of tantalizing ideas builds up and can get a bit frustrating.... So this weekend, I thought "Why Not?" and have made the patterns and started work on two new show pieces.  I am going to the 'secret vintage' fair  *somewhere* in colchester in a few weeks and hope to have them finished ( ish) by then. the other is using some gorgeous embroidered net with wildflowers.

Pictures soon! ( I hope)
By S DAY 07 Dec, 2016
This was my first ever bridal commission, and it was great fun to do. Initially the customer provided a moodboard of images which included a huge range of influences, everything from Frida Kahlo, african prints, japanese kimono and Victorian corsetry! Combining these ideas was a challenge, but the eventual idea was a corset covered with african printed cotton chosen by the customer and pleated to shape, adding a bit of volume over the bust and with a wrap around  fastening at the back to hide the lacing which was itself colourful- the individual eyelets sewn in red, green, black and white!
By S DAY 30 Nov, 2016
This piece was a first for me, two piece wedding dresses have gained in popularity recently but this was the first one i have been commissioned to make.

The top was made of two different laces, one beaded with  small pearls, seed beads and small sequins and the other unbeaded. The two were  collaged together by hand onto a base of soft tulle. The skirt comprised of layers of soft ivory tulle and chiffon on a base of ' peachskin' which behaves much like sandwashed satin and drapes beautifully.

Altogether a beautiful and relaxed take on the traditional wedding dress, perfect for this informal woodland setting.

Photographer Kris Lissimore
By S DAY 26 Oct, 2016
Originally this customer was thinking of a soft, almost boho style dress as she was not a fan of heavy bodices and huge skirts and it needed to be suitable for an outdoor wedding. When her mother in law gave her the lace over dress from her own wedding (1960's or 70's I think),  it was too good an opportunity to miss, and the design was changed to incorporate the vintage lace. The front panel was made of a modern, contrasting lace as there was not quite enough in the original, the vintage lace is quite heavy, and very good quality so I went for a sparser, lighter lace rather than trying to match the original, and  used the scalloped edges  of the original dress down the front.

Do you have a piece of family history that you would like to include in your dress or headpiece? 


By S DAY 22 Aug, 2016
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Sarah-Day.co.uk Bespoke Bridalwear, Clothing, Costume and Acessories

By S DAY 23 Sep, 2017
This was a really exciting commission; the brief was to create a dress inspired by the recent trend for 'naked dresses' often seen on the red carpet. I chose two places, one was quite structured and bold with really heavy beading and one was more delicate with long tendrils that could be used to follow the seams. The lace was all hand sewn onto the fine tulle foundation by hand, which took hundreds of hours. Turquoise blue beading was then added by hand afterwards.

Guide price £3-5000
By S DAY 05 Jul, 2017
Wedding season is in full swing ( well it has been for a month or two, hence the distinct lack of posts!) Which means my feet have barely touched the ground for weeks. I still find time to squeeze in alterations ( it is also prom season after all) But mostly i'm working in bigger jobs. Most prominent at the moment is a very striking see through ish wedding dress ( see below for the inspiration), a 3 piece mother of the groom outfit made of exquisite indian brocade, and a simpler 50's  style outfit which I believe is to be worn to a private view ( art exhibition.)

The pic above is from a recent photo shoot, The dress was actually my grandmas from 1962, she was delighted to see it resurrected and used and the photos from the shoot are lovely. See the credits below for the details of the various suppliers.


Duzzy Woo:
Duzzy Woo Vintage Wedding and Event Hire 
Facebook: /duzzywoo
Instagram: /duzzywoo
Twitter: /duzzywoo
Website: www.duzzywoo.com
Email: info@duzzywoo.com

L and M Studio:
Professional wedding photographers based in Ipswich, 
Website: www.landmstudio.co.uk


The Venue Kersey Mill
Facebook: /thevenueatkerseymill


The Flower Shop Kersey Mill:
We like our flower arrangements and designs to be a true reflection of the person they are for!

Facebook: /theflowershopkm
Instagram:
Twitter:
Website: www.theflowershopkm.com
Email: sales@theflowershopkm.com

Clara Bowe (Beverley Harvey and Simon Bennett Classic Cars):
Clara Bowe is located in the beautiful rural countryside in East Anglia.
Offering a whole range of products from furniture, interior lighting, fashion, jewelry, cutlery,
china, crockery, books and quality vintage fabrics , you can even hire their classic cars for that special occasion!
Facebook: /clarabowe
Instagram: @clarabowe
Twitter:
Website: www.clarabowe.com
Email: beverley.harvey@clarabowe.com



By S DAY 05 Jul, 2017
I have always loved historical costume, and the woods, so this dress medieval inspired with oak leaves embroidered around the hem was a dream job. The photos arrived by post the other day, and I couldn't resist sharing them with you!

I also altered the grooms outfit, and made his trousers and the lighter tunic he wore for the reception.
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