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The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

With the Renegade Dye Lab now open (to bridal gowns beyond our own collection of nontraditional delights with pops of color), it has become necessary to back up and share a bit of education with brides about which fabrics dye best or not at all, stretch and shrink, and all kinds of textile science fun.  There are a few considerations.  We'll cover most in this post, but definitely be expanding upon some aspects and adding more visual aids in forthcoming posts. 1. What to Shop For 2. When To Alter 3. What to Expect from each Fabric 4. The Process 5. Our CredBefore...


The Scope of a Bridal Designer

The Scope of a Bridal Designer
It occurred to me that the scope of what a bridal designer (or designer-manufacturer-retailer, in our case) does is probably lost on pretty much everyone.  To satisfy my own curiosity, I did a brain dump.  I think I surprised even myself.

Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print

Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print
There's a way to achieve any color combination you have in mind for your gown.  The issue is WHEN to approach the color, and as you might expect, results will be in your favor if you use some intentionality from the beginning.

4 ways David's Bridal closing could change the industry

Natalie Harris

4 ways David's Bridal closing could change the industry
Anytime a disruption is made to an industry on the scale of 300 stores, one must acknowledge the massive change.  I want to explore the possibilities of how the bridal industry may be effected by the vacuum left behind, should that disrupting corporation cease to exist.  To understand the possibilities I forecast, it's important to have context of the world before chain bridal conglomerates.

Modesty Culture and Your Gown: Let's talk Serena Williams, judgemental Grannies, and navigating it all

Modesty Culture and Your Gown: Let's talk Serena Williams, judgemental Grannies, and navigating it all

We need to have a talk about the people we love and the general public policing our style choices.  Unfortunately, many brides will have to navigate their way through some unsolicited opinions from loved ones.  Grandma may want you to be more "covered up".  Conversely, maybe your well-intentioned besties insist your look is "too frumpy" and "needs more skin".  You yourself even think the thought "I don't want to give the wrong idea..."   Here are my inalienable 3 laws regarding YOUR personal style, for the big day and everyday.   1. Dress to make yourself feel good. It's the law that trumps...