Ukrainian Embroidered Linen & Ivory Lace Easter Dress 2016

Ukrainian Inspired Color Block Embroidered Blue Purple Linen Lace Shift Dress for Easter handmade couture by Anagrassia Burdastyle 08/2015 #123 sewing pattern

Khrystos Voskres! Christ is risen! Phew! Lent is over and true to tradition; I barely finished my annual Easter dress for Easter Mass. Every year at this time, I design and sew a Ukrainian inspired Easter dress. This year, I had trouble choosing between 4 dress designs. So by the time I nailed down a design and started the embroidery, it was already half way through Lent. A couple weeks ago when I realized there was no way I would be able to finish the embroidery before Easter, I dug through my mom’s box of embroidery she received from my babcha. In the box, I found some beautiful bright blue...

Special Order for a Bride: Matching Ivory & Cream Alencon Lace Crop Top Blouse & Shorts

Bridal Alencon Ivory Lace with Cream Lining Crop Top Blouse with Back Zipper, Matching Shorts Bottoms, Wedding Rehearsal, Shower, Couture, Anagrassia

Here are a few photos of a recent custom order (designed by the bride). I absolutely love how the outfit turned out! I used Alencon Ivory lace and Cream Poly/Spandex for the lining and underlining of the blouse and shorts.   The blouse was self drafted to fit the bride & I used a Burdastyle shorts sewing pattern (with adjustments) as a guide for the shorts pattern. Side Invisible Zipper...

Kelsey’s Champagne Nude Silk Wool and Ivory Lace Wedding Rehearsal Dress

Wedding rehearsal champagne silk wool jersey ivory alencon lace dress

As I watched Kelsey making sure every guest at her wedding was having a good time, well fed, and comfortable, I couldn’t help but smile and reminisce. Some things never change. After my first year of college at a small private university in my hometown, I transferred to the University of Michigan. I was very nervous that I wouldn’t be able to find my place at such a large and competitive university. Yet, in my very first class at Michigan (which was a small seminar that I had no business being in…must have been fate), I met Kelsey and Michigan felt less intimidating. Kelsey, being her kind and friendly self,...

Lisa’s Blush Silk Wool Wedding Rehearsal Dress

How many times have you gone shopping for that special dress and instead of finding the perfect dress, you find multiple dresses wishing you could blend them all into one. Meet Lisa (then) bride-to-be that faced this dilemma.  When we met in May, she brought over several white dresses. Each dress had a feature she wanted, such as fabric, gathered skirt, skirt length, etc. But none of them were quite what she was looking for. Lisa wasn’t looking for anything over the top. In fact, her design was quite simple. She wanted a fitted bodice, gathered skirt, and modest neckline and hem. And as strange as it might seem, it’s...

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