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The Second Annual

Bridal Alterations Symposium!

Hosted by The Anderson Academy

2022 Colorful Bride

Adding Color to Wedding Dresses, Materials, and Laces

January 9 – 15, 2022

This Symposium is FREE to all registered guests.

The Second Annual

Bridal Alterations Symposium!

Hosted by The Anderson Academy

2022 Colorful Bride

Adding Color to Wedding Dresses, Materials, and Laces

January 9 – 15, 2022

This Symposium is FREE to all registered guests.

2022 Colorful Bride

The goal of this symposium is to educate our guests to the many techniques using dyes to add color to wedding dresses.Ombre and colored bridal gowns are very popular right now with colorful brides who want to make a bold statement.

Helping a bride who has a strong vision for her dress involving color can be a fun experience for a seamstress.  But there are some realities about the dyeing process and outcomes that need to be learned.  There is a certain amount of risk involved. Fabrics and laces on a wedding dress are going to take dye differently.  The color can turn out different than expected too. Brides need to be educated ahead of time about issues and be aware of the risks before deciding to go ahead with the dyeing process.

2022 Colorful Bride

The goal of this symposium is to educate our guests to the many techniques using dyes to add color to wedding dresses.Ombre and colored bridal gowns are very popular right now with colorful brides who want to make a bold statement.

Helping a bride who has a strong vision for her dress involving color can be a fun experience for a seamstress.  But there are some realities about the dyeing process and outcomes that need to be learned.  There is a certain amount of risk involved. Fabrics and laces on a wedding dress are going to take dye differently.  The color can turn out different than expected too. Brides need to be educated ahead of time about issues and be aware of the risks before deciding to go ahead with the dyeing process.

Pre-recorded Master Classes

on Adding Color to Bridal Gowns, and Laces.

Master Class video Dyeing a bridal gown ombre blues by Dee Dee Anderson.

This class will demonstrate the dyeing techniques used to create an ombre effect using dipping and paint brush blending.

Master Class Video dyeing pink tipped dress using paint brush technique by Dee Dee Anderson.

Dyeing contrasting buttons to add style to a bridal gown by Dee Dee Anderson.

How to hand paint the lace for a wedding dress before adding it onto the dress by Adrienne Gonzales.

Adrienne Gonzalles demonstrates dyeing a gown.

Diana Casey demonstrates how to tea dye lace.

Color matching white chiffon to an ivory dress for a bishop's sleeve.

Pre-recorded Master Classes

on Adding Color to Bridal Gowns, and Laces.

Master Class video Dyeing a bridal gown ombre blues by Dee Dee Anderson.

This class will demonstrate the dyeing techniques used to create an ombre effect using dipping and paint brush blending.

Master Class Video dyeing pink tipped dress using paint brush technique by Dee Dee Anderson.

Dyeing contrasting buttons to add style to a bridal gown.

How to hand paint the lace for a wedding dress before adding it onto the dress.

Adrienne Gonzalles demonstrates such a creative solution and beautiful outcome.

Adrienne Gonzalles demonstrates dyeing a gown.

Diana Casey demonstrates how to tea dye lace.

Color matching white chiffon to an ivory dress for a bishop's sleeve.

Sponsors

Wawak

Sponsors

Wawak

Thursday, January 13th!

10am & 6pm MST

 LIVE Zoom Webinar featuring a panel of expert seamstresses to answer all your questions about adding color to wedding dresses.

Natalie Harris

Natalie Harris

Designer

Natalie is a bridal designer from rural Indiana. She prefers to color outside the lines by putting prints on wedding gowns, embroidering skulls into lace, and encouraging renegade brides to forego tradition for the sake of  itself in favor of hyper-personalizing.  “The gown you wear on your wedding day should be exactly the kind of craziness your spouse would expect from you.”

Learn More >

Diana Casey

Diana Casey

Seamstress/Bridal Shop Owner

For nearly three decades, Diana Casey, The Sewing Lady has combined warm, Midwest hospitality with years of experience to provide each bride the exceptional customer service she  deserves. She is truly unlike any  other bridal salon in the Midwest. This has now led to sharing her talent with the bridal industry and introducing her Bridal Industry Wholesale site on facebook for bridal stores.

Learn More >

Adrienne Gonzales

Adrienne Gonzales

Seamstress

Adrienne is a seamstress located in Arizona. She has experience in standard alterations, production sewing, pattern making & prototyping She’s currently focusing in bridal specializing in beadwork & design changes. She has a BSD Architecture & Environmental Design, ASU hands on apprenticeship in standard alterations and bridal 2 years

Learn More >

Heather Miller

Heather Miller

Seamstress/Shop Owner

Heather specializes in redesigning vintage/heirloom gowns. Heather Studied fashion design and garment construction for four years, and then dove head first into the bridal industry. Out of school she started work in an alterations room at a local bridal shop, absorbing even more knowledge of gown design and proper fit techniques.She opened a small business providing alterations and custom gowns in 2016. 

Learn More >

DOOR PRIZES!!!

We will give away over $500 of prizes each live webinar

2 $50 gift certificate to Lace & Company

5 beaded veils from Bridal Wholesale Outlet

1 color dye kit from Rit Dye

1 Skintone dye kit from Rit Dye

1 back to black dye kit from Rit dye

2 $50  gift certificates from Wawak

100 thank yous to our sponsors. These are fantastic and very generous door prizes donated by the sponsors. The door prize drawing is at the beginning of each webinar, so don’t be late!

Thursday, January 13th!

10am & 6pm MST

 LIVE Zoom Webinar featuring a panel of expert seamstresses to answer all your questions about adding color to wedding dresses.

Natalie Harris

Natalie Harris

Designer

Natalie is a bridal designer from rural Indiana. She prefers to color outside the lines by putting prints on wedding gowns, embroidering skulls into lace, and encouraging renegade brides to forego tradition for the sake of  itself in favor of hyper-personalizing.  “The gown you wear on your wedding day should be exactly the kind of craziness your spouse would expect from you.”

Learn More >

Diana Casey

Diana Casey

Seamstress/Bridal Shop Owner

For nearly three decades, Diana Casey, The Sewing Lady has combined warm, Midwest hospitality with years of experience to provide each bride the exceptional customer service she  deserves. She is truly unlike any  other bridal salon in the Midwest. This has now led to sharing her talent with the bridal industry and introducing her Bridal Industry Wholesale site on facebook for bridal stores.

Learn More >

Adrienne Gonzales

Adrienne Gonzales

Seamstress

Adrienne is a seamstress located in Arizona. She has experience in standard alterations, production sewing, pattern making & prototyping She’s currently focusing in bridal specializing in beadwork & design changes. She has a BSD Architecture & Environmental Design, ASU hands on apprenticeship in standard alterations and bridal 2 years

Learn More >

Heather Miller

Heather Miller

Seamstress/Shop Owner

Heather specializes in redesigning vintage/heirloom gowns. Heather Studied fashion design and garment construction for four years, and then dove head first into the bridal industry. Out of school she started work in an alterations room at a local bridal shop, absorbing even more knowledge of gown design and proper fit techniques.She opened a small business providing alterations and custom gowns in 2016. 

Learn More >

DOOR PRIZES!!!

We will give away over $500 of prizes each live webinar

Two $50 gift certificate to Lace & Company

5 beaded veils from Bridal Wholesale Outlet

1 color dye kit from Rit Dye

1 Skintone dye kit from Rit Dye

1 back to black dye kit from Rit dye

Two $50  gift certificates from Wawak

100 thank yous to our sponsors. These are fantastic and very generous door prizes donated by the sponsors. The door prize drawing is at the beginning of each webinar, so don’t be late!