the Inside Story

Well, it’s nearly June, and we’re currently hard at work on our brand-new summer line!

In the meantime, we thought you might like to see some of what goes on inside a Melody Valerie dress. Here are some shots from our most recent custom order…

This dress, like many of our creations, was fully lined. Here’s a photo of the bodice, inside out, showing the hand-understitching (which keeps the lining from rolling to the outside).


This is one of my favorite parts: the skirt and its lining! I love the wide, luxurious hem on the batiste lining, and adding the cotton lace to the main layer was just too much fun to resist. It’s a subtle detail that actually reduces hem bulk.  Hooray!


All the bows were meticulously sewn on by hand. We aim for completely invisible hand stitching, but you can usually find it if you know where to look. =)


That’s all for now, but we’ve got more interesting posts in the works (and more info about the summer line coming up!)



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