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    News — fall

    Kickstarter- Canadian Made Fabric

    Over years of running Copious there have been major ups and downs but finding out that my quilted fabric was being discontinued was a blow that hit harder than I even expected. When I found out, I instantly jumped into making a plan and started scouring my wholesalers to find a replacement. I definitely considered a couple options, but there was always something that made it subpar to the original; most didn’t have enough cotton, making the fabric itchy and giving it a shiny look, fabrics like that never wash well and would look old very quickly. The reason the Alice Sweater was a garment my clients and I loved was because I knew it was something that could be worn weekly and never show that kind of wear but grow to be a staple in their wardrobes.If I couldn’t find a fabric that was up to the Copious standards, I started to come to the decision that I would not make the Alice Sweater anymore and honestly started to harbour feelings that maybe my clients were tired of this sweater and ready for a change. Throughout the winter though, I kept getting emails asking about the Alice Sweater and was it available in the Plum or Navy. Then the Spring OOAK show was upon me and more clients were asking about the sweater, this just confirmed that I had to figure out a way to keep this GREAT style going. Being an artist there is a certain amount of self-doubt that comes into play, I learned a long time ago it was easier to admit it, rather than ignore it. Hearing from all my clients about this style just affirmed that I had created exactly what I had always wanted Copious to be. A company that creates comfortable, stylish clothes that women love and feel confident in. It helped me see I needed to find a fabric that was equal to the original, and once I knew I would have to make it,  I knew it could be even better because it would be Made in Canada.

    After an exhausting amount of emails back and forth, I found Fine Cotton Factory, a mill that could create my coveted quilted fabric and dye it for the Alice and Sophia style. I was relieved to have found them but disappointed to learn what their minimums and cost would be. I felt like I was back to accepting that this style would be no more. I sat with this and had almost resolved myself to believing it BUT I just couldn’t let it die! I am unbelievably stubborn and started doing the math and knew if I launched pre-orders I could raise the funds to help move forward with producing the exact fabric I wanted for this style. Like many business owners, I bet on myself, my design and on my clients support of me.

    You can Pre-Order your Alice Sweater or Sophia Dress through my Kickstarter Campaign, click here to see the reward levels. 

    Of the traits of the brotherhood of writers, savans, musicians, inventors and artist nothing is finer than silent defiance advancing from new free forms. W. W.

    Vien Avec Moi & Copious

            Are you still searching for that perfect fall dress or looking to start your holiday shopping early, stop by Vien Avec Moi at 1338 Wellington Street West in Ottawa and check out the Fall Collection Maple & Wool. I have admired this store for many seasons and their choice in designers is always the best of the best, so I am honoured to be among those designers they carry! 

     

    The lovely ladies at VAM will be carrying a variety of the Fall 2015 Collection and I am thrilled to be in a store that is paired with many incredible accessory designers to be styled with my pieces, including Krista Norris, who makes the most incredible scarves, perfect for pairing with your Copious dress for Fall.

     

    These are the select pieces they will be carrying this season:
         

    From left, top to bottom: Sofia fox dress, Mila quilt dress with faux leather insert, Victoria plaid dress, Alice quilt top with floral elbow patches, Maya fox dress with faux leather collar, Kaja quilt dress, Hilary floral dress                              

     

    The World is Our Oyster

    A couple weeks ago the gorgeous and incredibly talented Brittany from Gloss Events & Decor launched her blog GLOSSED. To showcase her unbelievable talent she took her inspiration 'The World Is Our Oyster' and brought together many incredible artisans & vendors to create this beautiful photo shoot. I was honoured to create 3 custom wedding dresses for the shoot, inspired by champagne, pearls & oysters! 

    My designs were showcased at Whalesbone, located in Ottawa, combining the rustic setting with elegant accents. Inspired by the natural beauty of an oyster, golds, silvers, greys and whites bring out an urban vibe that captures the perfect modern wedding. 

    This gold gown channels old hollywood glamour with a fitted bodice and high-low hem. The natural waistline and cascading pleats are flattering and a touch regal, while pockets make the dress perfect for the practical bride! 

    Something blue for the bohemian bride. The high waisted flowing chiffon skirt and intricately beaded top make this perfectly comfortable for the laid back bride. That girl that wants elegance with comfort, this dress is your perfect dreamy ensemble.  

    Show off your personality in this black and white floral gown. The bold pattern of white flowers trimmed with black stitching is the perfect pattern for the bride who wants to be completely unique! Finished with tulle at the hem of the skirt it keeps the gown bridal, but with a twist.  

    I love working with clients who want to support Canadian designers when shopping for their bridal gown. No matter what your style, whether it is a traditional white gown or if you are looking for something with a twist, every bride deserves to look her best on her wedding day and I can help! 

    Credits:

    Brittany from Gloss Events and Decor, put this all together! 

    Photography: Kaja Tirrul from Jack Loves Mary www.jacklovesmary.com

     

    Fall Shopping Events

    Whether you're just looking for something to do this weekend or you're looking to get a head start on Christmas shopping, Copious will be at two different shopping events! Both of these events will happen this upcoming weekend in Toronto. Come say hi and visit our booth to see all the garments! 

    #INLANDFall2015

    INLAND features a collection of different Canadian designers that make apparel, jewelry and accessories. This event helps to promote local designers in order to support our fellow Canadians! 

    This shopping event takes place on Saturday, September 26th, 12PM - 9PM and Sunday, September 27th, 12PM-6PM. This will take place at 99 Sudbury St, Toronto, ON. There is an entrance fee of $5 cash.

    Visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/957512814287597/

    For more information on this event visit: www.madeinland.ca

     

    Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto

    This pop-up market consists of many Etsy sellers that have their product to one location. This event supports many local Etsy sellers that have come together to showcase all their products. Come shop with us for some super unique and interesting items!

    Visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595091924062434/

    For more information on this event: http://torontoetsystreetteam.blogspot.ca/p/etsy-made-in-canada-day.html

    Be sure to stop by the Copious booth to check out what new things we have in store for you!