Gone but not forgotten
The following dresses have found homes with happy ladies across our great nation.
I include them as a gallery of my work and to demonstrate what is possible.
"The gown arrived last night. I opened it and it looks beautiful!... Thank you so much for all of your hard work. I really must commend you - wow, you really did an amazing job. Beautiful work. I wish I had had you make my wedding gown!!" Diane. Diane C. wore her wonderful Emerald and Black gown to a wedding in England in May 2008.
"The dress arrived and we picked it up from the customs today. I must say that it is gorgeous! Such high quality work is so rare nowadays! I'm almost tempted to wear it inside out just to show off the amazing work." Elina, Helsinki, Finland. Elina wore her amazing grey and maroon Natural Form gown to a Victorian period event in May in Helsinki, Finland
"Linda, I really have no words when I look at the pictures. Thank you for your patience with me... My mourning gown is PERFECT!" Edwige, Monaco. Edwige will wear her stately black mourning gown in a photo shoot in Monaco in May.
received my gown and it is simply jaw-dropping -- by far the nicest garment I
have ever owned in my life. The colours are perfect and I could not
be happier. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so incredibly delighted
-- the gown is definitely more art than craft. It's amazing!! Thank you
(orig. c.1882 Silk Wedding Gown, Courtesy of Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery)
"I got to looking at the original dress and the one you made and it is just about the same. You just amaze me on your talent. Even the shoulders are made the same. I sure do appreciate all that you do for me and mom. We have the nicest outfits in the state.." Debbie
"GREAT JOB!!!!!!!! I
must say, I see a lot of reproduction gowns and usually they are laughable! However, you managed to
capture the true look of an antique gown. My congratulations! Keep up the
good work!"Deborah Burke Antique &
Vintage Dress Gallery antiquedress.com
bodice arrived yesterday. It looks magnificent! Your work is
beautiful, reliable, and punctual, and I am very pleased to
have found you! The amount of skilled handwork you do
is a prized rarity even in this tiny cottage industry of Victorian reproductions. I have
other projects in mind and will be in touch. I am exceedingly pleased with
this bodice. The integrity of construction and
materials, the meticulous attention to detail, and the historic authenticity of this garment
are all superb. Linda is a master of her craft." Nathalie
"In all honesty, your work is exquisite to say the least." - Mary B.
"I am absolutely thrilled and delighted with my dress. It's so much lovelier than the pictures showed. I'm certain to be the belle of the ball." Dorothy
"What a beautiful dress! I wore it to the re-opening of the Governor's Mansion in Cheyenne and got rave reviews and comments. Can't wait to get the dinner bodice and another skirt to match. Another work of art. Thanks again, Deb"
"What a wonderful Christmas present. Such a beautiful outfit. I love the "special touches" that you put on it. The handmade roses and covered buttons that you added are just perfect. Can't wait to get my Edwardian dress from you. Thanks again, Gerry"
"I am the lucky gal that proudly owns the blue and gold ball gown, and it is absolutely breathtaking. Linda’s dresses are not costumes. They are made just as good if not better than vintage clothing, with attention to detail and authenticity. Hard to tell vintage dresses from the dresses Linda creates. There will be more dresses from Linda in the future. Thanks a million." Deb
"Linda, I am amazed at the workmanship in my dress. You are an artist! The dress is historically correct and is a delight to wear. Absolutely beautiful." Joanie
"Linda, I just saw the picture of the dress and it is breathtaking. Such a beautiful piece of art." Gerry
"The black bustle dress is perfect and I am so proud to own such a beautiful dress." Gerry
"Linda, I love the dress!! It is so beautiful. The workmanship is some of the best I’ve ever seen. I cannot wait to wear it to tea." Celeste
"Linda, I just received the dress and it is gorgeous! I do not think I have ever seen such beautiful handwork or tailoring. I cannot get over how meticulous and accurate you dress making skills are!" Susan
"I wore your beautiful dress and received rave reviews. I only wish that you could have heard the many compliments I received on your dress. Everyone who looked at it could not believe the quality of the workmanship and the beautiful fabrics that you used. Again, thank you so much. " Patty
Thanks to all of you, my customers. You lighten my load and make the work all worth while!! Linda C.
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