Miniature Wedding Dress Replicas – Custom Made

Perfectly capture that special moment for generations to come with a customized keepsake doll that replicates you or a loved on in her beautiful wedding dress!  A special gift for a new bride, a special anniversary, or simply a special keepsake as a reminder of a moment when one embraces the love of another. Bride dolls have been given as gifts for many reasons over time, often given as a girl’s “last doll” by her mother, and often given as keepsakes of your very special day.  All miniature doll dress are hand-made.

With just the aid of a photograph, these exquisite one-of-a-kind dolls are designed not only to look like the bride in skin tone and hair style but are dressed in a handcrafted replica of the pictured dress. These true to life handcrafted gowns are made from natural fibers including silk, cotton, and wool and are fully lined and adorned beaded trim and Swarovski crystals.  All custom dolls start at $399.

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Books: SURVEY OF HISTORIC COSTUME

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Did you know Therez Fleetwood’s designs are featured in the fashion text book use by college students today! – The SURVEY OF HISTORIC COSTUME, A History of Western Dress (Editions 1 thru 5). 

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Colorful kente cloth patterns, like this printed fabric from Senegal, were being incorporated into the highly original designs by many African-American designers.  These dresses were created by Therez Fleetwood for PheZula 1n 1993.

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Therez Fleetwod Trivia: Did You Know…?

Did you know it was Therez Fleetwood who designed the kente cloth costumes for Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Disney World Florida? These designs were created exclusively for the Miss Black Collegiate pageant back in 1998. Her designs are now a part of Mickey and Minnie’s 150 Special Occasion outfits. It is the only time the Disney corporation allowed an outside designer to design for their icons.  Way to go, Ms. Fleetwood! #MakingHistory

mickey and minnie therez fleetwood 1Designer Therez Fleetwood at the Walt Disney World costume department in Orlando Florida in 1998.

 

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All That Jazz! Celebrating The Fabric Of Our Culture

As a designer, I love when I am able to be self-expressed with my creations. This dress was created exclusively for the finale of LEGACY – Celebrating the Fabric of Our Culture in Philadelphia, PA.   For all you jazz enthusiasts… this one’s for you!

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Creating this dress was an extremely long process.  I used double-ply silk satin fabric, 1/8″ gold metallic cording, bugle beads and seed beads.  There is also a built-in corset and crinoline underneath. Here is design and construction process below;

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STEP 1 – sketching all the Jazz band members. (ie. singer, trumpet, bass, piano, drums, etc…)
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STEP 2 – laying  out and positioning all musicians on the fabric.jazz laying out sketches

 

                                                

STEP 3 –  tracing  the images on the fabric.
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STEP 4 – machine stitching, along the lines and hand hand-sewing the beaded trims to create the artwork on the dress.
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