Beth Smith

Haute Couture Adjacent

I have always been interested in couture sewing. Couture is literaly sewing or dressmaking in French. Haute Couture is high sewing generally meaning a garment which is fully hand sewn. I have big goals for pieces which are done from start to finish by hand. Hand sewn stitches are often as strong or strnger than machine sewn

I’m currently looking for a hand stitching class. I am a good hand sewer but there are a few stitches that I need a teacher for.

Until I get there I refer to the clothes I make as Haute Couture adjacent. The reason for that is they are a combination of hand and machine sewn. Each piece is made one by one to fit a particular client. I love making clothing this way. I get a real sense of satisfaction from a beautifully finished garment which makes it’s intended wearer feel amazing and beautiful and confident.

wedding skirts
Wedding Seperates

In today’s world of fast and cheap fashion it can be difficult to find things that fit well, It’s why so many of us end our shopping trips just settling for things that mostly fit. I don’t know about you but so many times when I go shopping I feel terrible about my body as if it isn’t great because the clothes don’t fit. Amazingly my confidence increases mightily when I make myself something that fits my body and is a flattering silhouette for my shape.

My goal in making clothing is that I can help women feel beautiful and confident regardless of their size or shape. I want to make high quality clothing that will last for years. I’m not looking to make trendy clothes. I am hoping to work with women and help them find their own style that is perfect for them.

Many of the things you see in my shop and on my blog are very colorful because that is what I love but some women love the basics and neutrals. I am also thrilled to work with them and build them a wardrobe of beautiful clothes. If you have just a few pieces that will last for years it is actually more budget freindly in the long run.

The photos above show the inside and outside of one of my skirts. All of the seams are fully finished and every waist band is hand sewn for beauty and strength.

If you are looking for something beautiful to add to your wardrobe either for a special occasion or every day I would love to work with you to make that perfect piece. just choose one of the options in the webstore or contact me if you have questions.

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