the details

What makes Colette's gowns special are the details: the flawless fit and meticulous construction, and the special touches that speak to each bride's individuality. While she designs each gown to be admired from all angles and from any distance, her masterly handwork is best appreciated up close.

Corsets and Bustiers

 

Colette has spent more than half her life challenging her patternmaking skills and perfecting her sewing techniques, elevating them to essential design elements in the process.

 

Her bodices are not only works of art but feats of engineering. She constructs her signature corsets to create flawless silhouettes.

Avigail's Corset

 

Avigail hoped to somehow honor her Moroccan heritage in her wedding dress, without having to wear a traditional Moroccan wedding gown.

 

Inspired by the embroidery on a caftan Avi's grandmother had given her as a child, Colette re-interpreted some of the embroidered motifs into intricate hand-stitched bias applique.

View the whole story of Avigail's gown on Colette's blog, Everything She Seams.

FLORAL EMBELLISHMENTS

Colette uses techniques developed over a lifetime of sewing to create delicate and varied flowers from silk fabric and ribbon.

Sarah's gown and jacket

 

Two themes emerged during Colette's initial design consultation with Sarah: that she loves wearing jackets — she's known for it among her friends, and that she liked the idea of somehow honoring her Chinese heritage.

 

The focal point of the jacket Colette created for Sarah's winter wedding was a dramatic frog and ball button closure, inspired by a Chinese good luck knot.

View more of Sarah's jacket on Colette's blog, Everything She Seams.

Photo Credit: BKB & Co.

JACKETS, SLEEVES, COLLARS & Buttons

Photo Credit: Jon Barber Photography

When a bride prefers a more tailored look for her wedding gown, or that it have sleeves or cover her shoulders, Colette happily accommodates these design parameters.

She obsesses over every element of the gowns she creates: getting a collar to roll just right, or a sleeve to hang perfectly; the precision required to stitch bound buttonholes.

Meghan's Gown: Working with Lace

 

When working with lace, Colette carefully lays out individual motifs to create patterns unique to her bride's gown. She sews them entirely by hand, creating seamless, delicate effects.

silk ribbon embroidery & beadED EMBELLISHMENTS

Using beading and embroidery techniques — the more complex and detailed the better — Colette designs and creates intricate embellishments that are unique to her bride's gown.

jessica's gown: Topstitching & Applique

The Art Deco inspired applique Colette designed for the hem of Jessica's unusual wedding gown required cutting over 400 individual pattern pieces.

 

Between the hem applique and the corset, Colette's meticulous topstitching used more than two kilometers of contrasting silk thread.

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Corsets and Bustiers

Colette has spent more than half her life challenging her patternmaking skills and perfecting her sewing techniques, elevating them to essential design elements in the process.

Her bodices are not only works of art but feats of engineering. Colette constructs her signature corsets to create flawless silhouettes.

Avigail's Corset

Avigail hoped to somehow honor her Moroccan heritage in her wedding dress, without having to wear a traditional Moroccan wedding gown.

Inspired by the embroidery on a caftan Avi's grandmother had given her as a child, Colette re-interpreted some of the embroidered motifs into intricate hand-stitched bias applique.

Sarah's gown and jacket

Two themes emerged during Colette's initial design consultation with Sarah: that she loves wearing jackets — she's known for it among her friends, and that she liked the idea of somehow honoring her Chinese heritage.

The focal point of the jacket Colette created for Sarah's winter wedding was a dramatic frog and ball button closure, inspired by a Chinese good luck knot.

Meghan's Gown: Working with Lace

When working with lace, Colette carefully lays out individual motifs to create patterns unique to her bride's gown. She sews them entirely by hand, creating seamless, delicate effects.

The Art Deco inspired applique Colette designed for the hem of Jessica's unusual wedding gown required cutting over 400 individual pattern pieces.

Between the hem applique and the corset, Colette's meticulous topstitching used more than two kilometers of contrasting silk thread.

JACKETS, SLEEVES & COLLARS

When a bride prefers a more tailored look for her wedding gown, or that it have sleeves or cover her shoulders, Colette happily accommodates these design parameters.

Buttons, bows & bustles

Colette obsesses over every element of the gowns she creates: getting a collar to roll just right, or a sleeve to hang perfectly; the precision required to stitch bound buttonholes.