deep gold ochre green tunic cape blouse

Shop new tunics on website here or on Etsy I’m very excited to announce the release of my first ADULT manufactured product! This tunic design is a combination of everything I desire in a tunic: ochre and/or ivory colors, covers the back hips and butt, boat neckline, fitted ¾ sleeves, tighter around the shoulders, not transparent, heavier in weight, and does not look like a maternity top. There are 2 layers of fabric for the bodice. This gives the top a clean neckline, smooth finish, beautiful (and heavier) drape. (Also I think the tunic looks better in person than in photos!) Have you ever worn a tunic and felt like you were...

THE DARIA DRESS: Bohemian Ukrainian Flower Girl Babcha Inspired

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Shop Dresses HERE I’m really excited to release the first ANAGRASSIA manufactured product: THE DARIA DRESS! The dresses were made in Chicago, IL and South Bend, IN. Thank you to everyone who worked with me on this project! You all were all incredible and so patient! The DARIA dress is a modern take on a dress my Babcha created and designed over 50 years ago for my mom (who happens to be named Daria !), which was then passed on to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Not only is this dress undeniably cute, but because of its bohemian style, it can be worn throughout the course of several years as a dress...

Alencon Lace Crop Top & Pleated Skirt for Malanka 2016

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Here are some photos of my Malanka (Ukrainian New Years) 2016 dress. This dress was very comfortable to wear and fun to dance in! The skirt was made from material I bought from Haberman Fabrics (in Royal Oak Michigan) when I bought my sister’s wedding dress fabric. I think the material is a rayon or rayon & cotton blend. It was an “end of the bolt” clearance fabric without a descriptive tag. I love my natural fabrics, but I also like rayons (to be more specific…lyocell/tencel rayons). The lyocell fabrics move like silk, but they don’t wrinkle like silk! They also are less expensive and stronger than silk!  Contact me if you would...

Stephanie & Roman’s Ukrainian Wedding

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All of the photos taken on the wedding day by Karla Korn Photography. ____________ Stephanie showed up with her wedding dress still in pieces and none of her embroidery finished – or even started. Needless to say we were both more than just a little bit stressed with her wedding day just two weeks away. We had spent over twelve months planning her dress. We had gone over everything: the design, fit, fabric, embroidery, color, and coordinating accessories. What happened? Why wasn’t it done? The answer is simple. She is Ukrainian. I have learned over the years from watching my mom, aunts, and other Ukrainian women that Ukrainian women ALWAYS...