Something that had been on my wish list for a long time but I never really got to buying was a 40s or 50s inspired dress with a Tulip print. Because how can somebody named Miss Ginger Tulips possibly go without one?
Then there was a lazy evening watching dressporn on Etsy, and there I found Louise Rose Couture‘s shop carrying a beautiful white tulip print dress. It stole my heart, I fell in love. Hard. The only problem was that the dress she had ready was a size too big. So I decided to send Louise a message to ask her if she could take the dress in a size. Talking to her, I immediately noticed that the owner, Louise Butland, is such a lovely lady, with lots of experience and know-how. Taking in the dress came with having to take the whole dress apart, so Louise took the effort to ask her supplier for more fabric so she could make the dress from scratch with my exact measurements. The supplier didn’t carry the exact same fabric anymore, but did have the same one with a black background, and it made me fall in love even more. So I gave Louise the go ahead and she started making my dream dress.
Louise makes the most beautiful designs from her studio in the UK, taking inspiration from vintage glamour, particularly focusing on the 1940s and 1950s. All her patterns and dresses are handmade in her studio and her creations are all limited edition and seasonal, meaning each design is only made a handful of times. What I love is that Louise produces in a wide size range, from size 6-24. Next to this, Louise offers a costume, bespoke and bridal service.
So let’s talk about this dream of a dress! Within two weeks it arrived! So quick! You know it’s a good dress that came in when you do a little happy dance when you open the parcel. This was exactly the case. The tulip print is so cute and vibrant, and the fabric is of a beautiful quality. But the best part came when I went and put the dress on. Because it fits like a glove. It was in every possible way made for me. Of course Louise had my measurements, but still, the pattern of the dress seems like it was designed exactly for my body shape, with lots of room for the boobies, fitting nice and snug around the waist, fitting perfectly around the shoulders and with cute cap sleeves and a gorgeous neckline. ❤ It’s so flattering, it makes me feel like a million bucks!
I am a big lover of dresses you can wear all year round. This dress is perfect for summer as is, and in winter it can be combined with tights and a cardigan.
So needless to say, I am extremely happy with this little piece of art. You can really notice that there has been put a lot of time and effort in this dress, the quality is so high and the fit is perfect!
Lots of love,
xoxox Miss Ginger Tulips