Elegant Bridal Choker with Handmade Fabric Roses in Ivory with Faux Pearls

In between dresses, I just finished this stunning and elegant BRIDAL CHOKER with handcrafted ivory fabric roses and faux pearls on a satin ivory ribbon. Simply stunning. Perfect for a bride, special occasion, photo shoot or a gift. Tie it short as a choker or wear it longer as a necklace.

Elegant Bridal Choker/Necklace with Fabric Roses in Ivory and Faux Pearls

Elegant Bridal Choker/Necklace with Fabric Roses in Ivory and Faux Pearls

Elegant Bridal Choker/Necklace with Fabric Roses in Ivory and Faux Pearls

Elegant Bridal Choker/Necklace with Fabric Roses in Ivory and Faux Pearls

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Shabby Tattered Tutu Style Dress ~ Finished

A beautiful, one-of-a-kind handmade TATTERED TUTU STYLE DRESS for the non-traditional bride or for any special occasion. It’s romantic, fluffy, tattered and very feminine. Uniquely patched and stitched together with lace, tulle, satin and lovely handcrafted fabric flowers. I used new and upcycled materials to create a fluffy and uneven hem, white with beige and a hint of pink. There’s a lovely faux diamond gem sewn at the neckline. Take a look at the pretty dress below it, too, also in the works…

Shabby Tutu Style Bridal or Special Occasion Dress

Shabby Tutu Style Bridal or Special Occasion Dress

Early stages of a shabby floral dress - Katelyn

Early stages of a shabby floral dress – Katelyn

Shabby Bridal Veil with Tulle, Satin Roses, Faux Pearls & Vintage-Style Gem – Shayna

In between a pretty new dress I have going, I whipped up a SHABBY BRIDAL VEIL. It’s lightweight and lovely, with white tulle, Vintage-style gem, faux pearls and crystals. Handmade satin roses in white, pink and ivory are perched on a thin white headband, with just a touch of tattered gold tulle worked in. Simple, elegant and classy.

Shabby Bridal Veil with Vintage-Style Gem, Tulle, Handmade Satin Roses on a Lightweight Headband

Shabby Bridal Veil with Vintage-Style Gem, Tulle, Handmade Satin Roses on a Lightweight Headband

Shabby Bridal Veil with Vintage-Style Gem, Tulle, Handmade Satin Roses on a Lightweight Headband

Shabby Bridal Veil with Vintage-Style Gem, Tulle, Handmade Satin Roses on a Lightweight Headband

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal or Special Occasion Dress – Ariana

While I’m finishing up “Carmella”, the first dress in my Summer Garden Collection, I was simultaneously working on another gorgeous dress, Ariana! It’s just lovely, with trailing, tattered fabrics, ruffles and an asymmetrical hem. I made fabric flowers along the décolleté and there’s a lot of lace detail, with faux pearls and crystals.  There are more handcrafted flowers around the waist and hips, which give this dress a unique and romantic flair. Check out the photos below and stay tuned, I’m just about finished with Carmella (see the post below this one).

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Asymmetrical Hem - Ariana

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Asymmetrical Hem – Ariana

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Asymmetrical Hem - Ariana

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Asymmetrical Hem – Ariana

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Asymmetrical Hem - Ariana

Decollette Detail – Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Asymmetrical Hem – Ariana

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Asymmetrical Hem - Ariana

Back View – Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Asymmetrical Hem – Ariana

Shabby Chic Tattered Floral Dress – Carmella

So, among other designs, I’ve started an end-of-Summer Collection called Garden Party. This one, currently in progress, is called Carmella, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I’ve created it from scratch using new and upcylced fabrics. I hand made the flowers, added faux pearls and an asymmetrical skirt. It’s delicate, feminine and has so much gorgeous detail. Stay tuned… almost finished and ready to put it in the Boutique, but you can preview it so far below.

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Handcrafted Flowers

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Handcrafted Flowers – Carmella by My lulu Couture

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Handcrafted Flowers

Shabby Chic Tattered Bridal Dress with Handcrafted Flowers – Carmella by My lulu Couture

 

Shabby Chic Tattered Hair Clip Fascinator – Mirabelle

I’m so happy to finally be unpacked and settled in my new home. I’m even more thrilled with my spacious new studio. I’m currently juggling multiple projects, but took a quick break to whip up a dainty and elegant Shabby Chic tattered hair clip. Check it out below and see you again soon!

Shabby Chic Tattered Hair Clip Fascinator with Miniature Handmade Tea Roses and Faux Diamonds

Shabby Chic Tattered Hair Clip Fascinator with Miniature Handmade Tea Roses and Faux Diamonds – Mirabelle

Shabby Chic Tattered Hair Clip Fascinator with Miniature Handmade Tea Roses and Faux Diamonds

Shabby Chic Tattered Hair Clip Fascinator with Miniature Handmade Tea Roses and Faux Diamonds – Mirabelle

Ladies Dress with Crocheted Corset Top and Tattered Black Chiffon Asymmetrical Skirt… in the Works

I have one more project going while I’m in the process of moving… So far for this dress, I have the crocheted top almost finished (which will have a corset back) and then the handmade black chiffon skirt (which is displayed on the form, but not yet sewn to the top and it doesn’t have yet the fullness and detail I’m planning) but it will have a tattered appeal and an asymmetrical hem… So, just to give you an idea of where I’m going… stay tuned, I’ll show you as soon as I have it finished!

Ladies Dress with Crocheted Corset Top and Black Chiffon Tattered Asymmetrical Hem

Ladies Dress with Crocheted Corset Top and Black Chiffon Tattered Asymmetrical Hem

Ladies Crocheted Dress in White with Scalloped Collar, Ruffles, Fabric Rose & Faux Pearls… Finished!

I’m so happy with the way this crocheted dress turned out. It was originally a top, but I thought to myself, how good would that look if it was a dress… So I decided to take it off of the mannequin and keep going. It’s perfect for the beach and boardwalk with sandals, or dressed up with heels and pearls. It has a scalloped collar, ruffles and handcrafted fabric and crocheted roses, with faux pearls and crystals. It’s absolutely lovely. Click any of the images below to go directly to its purchase page. See you again soon!

Ladies Crochet Dress in White with Scalloped Collar Beige Ruffles and Faux Pearls

Ladies Crocheted Dress in White with Scalloped Collar, Beige Ruffles and Faux Pearls

Ladies Crochet Dress in White with Scalloped Collar Beige Ruffles and Faux Pearls - Millie

Ladies Crochet Dress in White with Scalloped Collar Beige Ruffles and Faux Pearls – Millie

 

My lulu Couture… Relocating

Please pardon my absence over the last week or so, it’s been a hectic month finishing up existing projects and orders… My lulu Couture will not be accepting custom orders over the next 30 days, I will be packing up and relocating to a GORGEOUS new home with a larger, more spacious in-home studio! I hope to be ready to go just in time for Fall orders – if all goes according to schedule, I’ll be set up and back in business by August 1st – the new house closes on July 21st. If you have your eye on something in the Boutique, now would be the time to order, as I will not be shipping pre-designs between July 1st and August 1st. See you again soon!

Tattered Shabby Chic Handmade Dress with Crochet Corset – Gypsy Rose – Finishing Touches

I am adding the finishing touches to this one-of-a-kind and unusual handmade tattered dress, with new and upcycled fabrics (satin, cotton, genuine silk…) I hand crocheted a corset for the back using soft acrylic yarn, and pulled it together with a lovely wide white ribbon tied in a bow at the bottom…

Handmade Tattered Shabby Chic Dress with Hand Crochet Corset

Handmade Tattered Shabby Chic Dress with Hand Crocheted Corset

I am just thrilled with how the corset turned out. Next, a close up of the top front… I hand stitched it piece, by piece, by piece… It felt like an eternity of sewing, but I found Vintage lace in my travels and I wanted to bring  the lace back to life… to make it like a map of sorts… not necessarily with any type of consistency – like as with a pattern – but I wanted it to have a neatness to it, even though the whole idea is to look tattered, somewhat sloppy… I think I pulled it off… I also added a handful Swarovski pearls to give it even more elegance…

Vintage Lace Detail on Handmade Tattered Dress - Gypsy Rose

Vintage Lace and Pearls Detail on Handmade Tattered Dress – Gypsy Rose

It’s now up for sale in the Boutique … I absolutely love it! Preview it below…

HandmadeShabby Chic Tattered Dress - Gypsy Rose

Handmade Tattered Dress – Gypsy Rose

Shabby Chic Tattered Dress – Evolving and Nearly Finished…

Days are now turning into weeks as this handmade dress evolves… I just want to take my time with it even though I have other projects going. I do plan on putting this gorgeous dress up for sale in the Boutique, but I swear, I almost want to keep it for myself. I am so pleased with how it’s coming along. I have hand sewn new and upcycled fabrics, piece by piece, to achieve just the right look that I want, along with Vintage lace, faux pearls and tea-stained materials. Rather than using a zipper or buttons, I crocheted a pretty piece for the upper back, so the dress will move with ease and fit snugly and comfortably… it’s just lovely front and back. Stay tuned to see it completed, it will be any day now…

Shabby Chic Handmade Tattered Dress

Shabby Chic Handmade Tattered Dress

Shabby Chic Handmade Tattered Dress

Shabby Chic Handmade Tattered Dress

Shabby Chic Tattered Dress… Getting There!

Wow, this dress is taking me so long to complete. I have the whole top done and half of the bottom finished. I hand stitched it piece by piece, from scratch, a little each day, and crocheted the back for a snug and perfect fit… There’s tons of lace, faux pearls, tatters… I just can’t wait to finish it because I have two other stunning dresses also in the works and some crochet goodies I wanna get back to (but I had an idea for this, so I kind of stopped everything to whip it up real fast…it’s taking a bit longer than I originally anticipated). Here it is so far — it’s nearly impossible to get a good shot of the detail at night, I tried like ten times lol. So, this is just to give an idea of where I’m at with it – I have a lot more fabric to add to the bottom, and the band around the waist is pinned, so I have yet to sew that in place… see whatcha’ think!

Shabby Chic Tattered Dress by My lulu Couture

Handmade Shabby Chic Tattered Dress by My lulu Couture

Elegant Hand-Crocheted Ladies Top in White with Handcrafted Fabric Flower, Lace, Faux Pearl & Crystal “Leaf” – Millie

When I’m sewing, I miss crocheting, and when I’m crocheting, I miss sewing. Go figure. So today, I took yet another break from sewing the Shabby Chic tattered dress I have going, and whipped up a beautiful and elegant crocheted ladies top. It has a handcrafted rose and I made a “leaf” out of lace, faux pearls and crystals. It turned out just lovely. (I named it “Millie” after my wonderful Aunt, who is so good to me and one of my biggest cheerleaders and fans! Thanks, Aunt Millie!) For a complete outfit, I’m also including a photo of a crocheted mini skirt I already have in stock. Click any of the photos to view more photos and details. Thanks for looking and see you again soon!

Crochet Ladies Top in White with Handcrafted Fabric Rose, Lace and Faux Pearls

Crochet Ladies Top in White with Handcrafted Fabric Rose, Lace and Faux Pearls

Hand-Crocheted Ladies Top in White with Lace, Faux Pearls and Crystals - Millie

Hand-Crocheted Ladies Top in White with Lace, Faux Pearls and Crystals – Millie

Hand-Crocheted Ladies Top in White with Lace, Faux Pearls and Crystals - Millie

Hand-Crocheted Ladies Top in White with Lace, Faux Pearls and Crystals – Millie

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New babies usually need to be kept warm, even during cool Summer evenings. I whipped up this adorable crocheted bolero-style jacket sweater with matching hat and Mary Jane booties for this very reason, and I just put it up in the new Boutique. It’s in “chocolate and vanilla” and available in sizes newborn to 2T. Click any of the photos below to view more photos and details. Still working on the gorgeous Shabby Chic tattered dress, so see you again soon!

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New Boutique… almost finished…

To the wonderful followers of this new blog (thank you by the way!) my new website and Boutique, My lulu Couture, are almost ready. Any broken or unworking links are now fixed I think, yay! I don’t have all of the 2014 Collection up yet, so you can still browse/shop my original site, lulu Couture, but eventually I will be switching over completely to My lulu Couture. With the holidays around the corner, please make a note of it if you’d like to get your custom orders in early 🙂 Thanks so much!

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Elegant Shabby Chic Bridal Corsage-Style Cuff Bracelet – Esmeralda

I  whipped up an elegant corsage-style cuff bracelet with a few pieces of material that were left over from the top piece of the tattered dress I’m currently working on. I did a quick crocheted band to piece it together for a snug fit. Oh, it turned out so pretty and unique, I think. It’s simple, feminine and just lovely. See if you agree… Thanks for looking and see you again soon!

Shabby Chic Corsage-Style Cuff Bracelet

Shabby Chic Corsage-Style Cuff Bracelet

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Shabby Embellished T-Shirt with Crochet Collar, Lace, Faux Pearls & Crystals by My lulu Couture

This ladies t-shirt is now a work of art if I do say so myself, with a gorgeous embellished hand crocheted collar, handcrafted satin rose, lace, pearls and crystals. Stand out from the ordinary with this one-of-a-kind design! Click the photos to go directly to the Boutique! See you next time!

Shabby Embellished Ladies T-Shirt with Hand Crochet Collar, lace, faux pearls, crystals and handcrafted satin rose

Shabby Embellished Ladies T-Shirt with Hand Crochet Collar, lace, faux pearls, crystals and handcrafted satin rose

Shabby Embellished Ladies T-Shirt with Hand Crochet Collar, lace, faux pearls, crystals and handcrafted satin rose

Close up of Shabby Embellished Ladies T-Shirt with Hand Crochet Collar, lace, faux pearls, crystals and handcrafted satin rose