The Anastasia Dress In Action…

One of the most satisfying things about creating bridal dresses is being able to see them “in action” and it never grows old. 🙂 Below are some pictures of one of our bridal dresses based on our “Anastasia” design, modified to the client’s specific desires:






And for the grand finale: 🙂


Sheer beauty in action- the Anastasia design is available in a variety of fabrics and trims, each uniquely crafted to the client.

Holiday Holidays From The Atelier!


2017  has been a year of change for us and although there were a few bumps along the day, it’s worked out well for us. One of the major changes was our moving into my parents’ old house, which has allowed us to expand our operations. It’s also an interesting contrast in that the overall design of the house is Mid-Century Modern along with its interior furnishing- yes, believe it or not, we do work in periods other than the Victorian and Edwardian Eras. 🙂

Atelier Adam Karin Mid-Century House

Old School sewing machines fit in nicely anywhere…

Mid-Century Modern has always been one of our favorite periods because it provides such a contrast to the earlier Victorian/Edwardian Eras and it helps us maintain a sense of design perspective. In fashion design, it’s all too easy to lose one’s perspective when focusing on just one or two narrow periods so we like to mix it up a bit- think Dior’s New look and beyond… 🙂

Atelier Adam Karin Mid-Century House

Miss Molly ponders the Mid-Century holiday decorations.

Looking forward to 2018, we’re looking at creating some new exciting designs and otherwise taking advantage of what whatever opportunities present themselves.  We wish all our clients and readers happy holidays and may your 2018 be prosperous. 🙂


Dressing The Seasons In Tombstone

We’ve been focusing a bit on color lately and while it may seem a bit excessive, we believe that color is one of the most critical elements in design and thus worthy of constant consideration. In a previous post, we used an example drawn on Spring colors and as a contrast, we’re now presenting some Fall colors as with my 1897 day dress:

Karin Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

For color, we have the following palette:

Color Palette_Fall1

Here we see a palette with deep color shades of red, brown, and green combined with two neutral colors, black and white.

As for the outfit I’m wearing, it’s late 1890s suit, constructed from a pattern originally published in an 1897 issue of the Delineator. The bodice/jacket is characterized by a short-rise lower profile sleeve cap and narrow lower sleeves. The skirt is a gently curved skirt, constructed with narrow gores. The skirt fabric is an 1890s vintage, new-old stock, silk-wool blend and is almost as light as air (trust me, it’s not heavy at all!).

Here are some more views inside our No. 11 (note the newly upholstered couch in a bright blue jewel tone 🙂 ):

Karin Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

Karin Historic House Tour Tombstone 2017

And just for fun, here’s a color palette based on the above picture:

Color Palette_Fall2

As you can see, color is an important element and it’s always foremost when we create our designs.