Posts tagged ‘Nissa Dresses’

June 22, 2012

Nissa dress photoshoot

It always amazes me that this:

Can come from this (plus a really great photographer and a super amazing model):

(I used nearly 20 different white fabrics including eyelet and lace)

This is the new and improved design for the Nissa Dress! I’ll be detailing the new pattern in a post soon.

You can see the best pictures of this dress in my shop, but I thought I’d share some behind-the-scenes pictures here.

We took pictures at a church. To get a good background the model did some climbing 🙂

The bouquet is made of oregano blossoms from my garden. I think it adds a nice touch without taking attention away from the dress. And as you can see in the next photo, it was a fun prop too.

This particular model was such a joy to work with – she’ll be appearing again for sure!

One last aside, I entered this in the Zibbet Wedding Challenge and although I didn’t get in the top 5, it was still featured here on Pinterest!

September 14, 2010

An update on Nissa and her friends

If you don’t know who Nissa is, please go read the beginning of her story!

Last month a group from Tucson went back to the orphanage in Burundi and brought with them some “Nissa dresses” made by Reach Out for the girls! The picture above is of Nissa (in the middle). The little one in the red dress is her sister.

Here are some of the orphans with a friend from the states.

Some more of the girls in their dresses.

This picture is so beautiful to me. Standing on the platform are three of the people from Tucson.

I haven’t gotten a full report on the trip yet, just pictures, so I can’t really tell you anything more about how the girls are doing.

Thank you to all the girls who helped make these dresses! I’m sure we’ll be making more later this year.

Some more good news—the Nissa dress ePattern is now available! All the proceeds from the sale of the pattern go to Nissa’s orphanage. Visit

March 28, 2010

Nissa dress

This is Nissa. She lives in a small country in Africa in an orphanage with about 19 other children. Nissa is a Heavenly Princess, but she doesn’t get to dress like one.

This is the Nissa dress. Read on my other site about how this dress will help Nissa and the other girls in her “family” to dress like heavenly princesses.