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… inspired by Greta.

When I saw Greta Garbo in all her Old Hollywood Glam glory, I had to make a dress! Danielle is a halter dress with a sweetheart neckline and jeweled buttons as the closure. She’s a floor length dress with a very long front slit to show some leg. This is a Made To Order dress and can be done in plus sizes.

You modern girls can have it made to knee length. Just ask 🙂

Available now in my shop


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Gigi was inspired by a film of the same name made in 1958. She has a beautiful pleated, wrap detail that can be tied in the front or the back. Another Made To Order gown, I have created her in floor length, tea length, with straps, and with embroidery detail. She is a throwback to romance and princess fantasies. Show off the curve of your neck, the slope of the shoulder, and the line of the collarbone. The strapless, sweetheart neckline is fully supported with boning, and the full skirt comes with tulle in a complementary or contrasting color.
Plus Sizes welcome. Available in your color choice; silk, satin, or taffeta; and your choice of length.

This gown is not only an excellent choice for a ball or formal night on a cruise, but can be customized as a wedding gown with a train. Tea length makes Gigi a perfect choice for bridesmaids.

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Audrey is a sleeveless, notched neckline pencil dress. She is elegant and simple. This sample was created with a silk brocade in autumn floral tones. She also looks stunning belted or not, in a solid, silk or satin. Available as a Made To Order dress according to your measurements. Plus Sizes welcome.

Audrey, not only is perfect for any cocktail/dinner party, but also as a re-wearable bridesmaid, mother of the bride, or mother of the groom dress.

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In an effort to beat the Halloween rush, I have a special offer for those of you who have been craving the Zuul dress. If you purchase the Deluxe Zuul dress from my website, you will save $10 and receive FREE shipping! That’s a savings of $24 🙂 After you’ve gone through Paypal’s checkout, I will refund the shipping amount to you.

This offer is good through June 30, 2010. Just click the link above, or go to the Costumes tab on www.callidoras.com.

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Website Updates

I’ve been wanting to update my main website for several months now, but life just gets in the way. Now that the school year is finished, I’m finding extra time to get those things that I let slide by.

The first of my many summer projects is updating Callidoras.com. I started today by changing up the Intro slideshow and adding a page for Formals and one for Costumes. I decided to pass along savings to my customers who buy directly from my website. Artfire, Etsy, and iCraft (as well as most of those other handcrafting websites) charge sellers fees to list and sometimes fees for selling. Then, of course, Paypal takes their chunk also.

So, if you are in the shopping mood, go check out my website and take advantage of better pricing. If you don’t feel like shopping, maybe you could take a look anyway and let me know what you think of the new look as it evolves 🙂

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I’m busy working on several new designs for the Formals Collection and am quite excited by the direction my inspirations are taking me! In this business, designs are drawn and tweaked, patterns are made and re-worked, models are chosen and dresses are made. Then photo magic happens, and I get to share my work with you online and you kind people have your dresses custom made by me 🙂

Callidora’s Closet is not huge. Sadly, she dreams of a much larger closet, but must make do with the limited space she has. And so, the Dress Sample Sale was born! These samples were only worn once for photos. If you are lucky enough to have the same dimensions as my models, you can get yourself a little something special at a discount price.

Click here to view the samples

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I have been fortunate to have lots of orders go out in the past few months. So, I’m offering another Photo Promo! Send me a photo of you wearing your Callidora’s dress, skirt, or using a handbag or apron. You can send it by mail or email in .jpg format. I will then send you a discount code good toward any future order – ready-made, custom, whatever. The code never expires and is good on one item. Your photo will not be returned and can be used on any of my websites as examples of my work, or as advertising images to promote my business.

Please submit your photos by May 31, 2010.

Thank you for choosing Callidora’s!

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