Dress for Sale

This dress is now available!  Please email Toni at thekilners@verizon.net for more information and you can check Dance-Again 1530B for measurements.  This is an extremely lightweight dress and has had hundreds more crystals added to it since it was first bought.  The price is reduced to $799 with returns accepted


Brand New Elegant Royal Blue and Silver/White Dress

I finished the modified bubble off the rack yesterday and have put the for sale description below.  This dress was a lot of fun to make and turned out (for once) as I hoped.  I call it a modified bubble because it is constructed the same way as the bubble dress I made before but is much less poofy as there is very little stiffening and not net inside to poof it out.  Consequently, the dress is very lightweight and weighs next to nothing.  I know this because I always try my dresses on (if possible) to see how they move.  I’m wondering what my cat thought of me dancing around in a sparkly dress!

This elegant, brand new, blue and white dress is made of a royal blue satin with glitter sparkles and a striking white and silver brocade fabric. The skirt is a modified puff ball and is adorned with crystal AB Swarovski crystals. The bodice has silver holographic embroidery and has over 300 crystals on the bodice alone. The cape has a unique embroidered and pleated style. The underskirt is royal blue dotted cotton and comes with matching bloomers. The sleeves have not been hemmed yet so they can be adjusted to the buyer’s exact length. There is at least 2 inches of total let out in the bodice at the waist and bust and the skirt can be let down another inch. The dress is extremely lightweight. The buyer can choose a headband in either white or blue to go with the dress. Please email whatsupgovna@hotmail.com for more pictures and questions

Price-$1500 plus shipping. Returns will be accepted as long as dress is back within 3 days and is in the same condition as it was when sent. Paypal is accepted and preferred

Measurements Waist-29” Shoulder to natural waist-16″ Shoulder to dropped waist-20” Chest (measured from inside of bodice)-34.5” Sleeve-23-25.5″ (can be adjusted) Waist to hem-10″ Neck to shoulder edge-4” Across shoulder blades-14″ Shoulder to hem 30”


My First Bubble Dress

I made my first bubble dress last may for a beautiful young dancer.  Her talented mother did the extreme “blinging” on the dress and did a fantastic job.  My next off the rack is going to be a modified bubble and will be finished soon.

brennans dress

This Dress is for Sale

kaitlin cropped

My daughter Kaitlin’s dress is for sale.  She has retired from dancing for now while she is in nursing school.  Someday she may go back as she does miss it, but for now we are going to sell the dress.  It has only been worn 3 times and is in excellent condition.  It is a 5-panel with sewn sequin pleats.  The sleeves and upper bodice are made from a beautiful berry sequined tulle overlay.  She received so many compliments the times she did wear it and I have added more bling to make it sparkle even more than it already does.

The measurements are:

Chest 37

Waist 32

Sleeve 24

Shoulder to waist 17.5

The price is $950 but I will entertain other offers

Waist to hem 16


Worlds Dress

I was privileged to make a dress for a dancer going to Worlds.  The dress looked beautiful on the dancer, but amidst all the dropped waists and short skirts, it looked a little out of place.  So I took it back  and dropped the waist a bit more and shortened it by about 3 inches.  The first picture is the dress before Worlds and the second picture is the re-done dress


Recent dressmaking frenzy

A's dress

One of my more recent dresses using an embroidery design from Ann Donahue.  Thanks Ann!  More pictures soon.

Oireachtas dresses

Here are pics of a couple of the dresses that I made for this years Southern Region Oireachtas