Learning to sew at the age of 8, my childhood hobby of sewing doll clothes quickly became a passion. Taking the basics of sewing I learned from my mother I continued to teach myself using patterns.
I began my formal education in sewing with a class in high school and eventually received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the International Academy of Merchandise and Design in Chicago, Illinois.
Over the years I have developed my talent and skills including a keen eye for detail. My passion for design and love of fabric lead me to a career in designing custom fit gowns.
I enjoy the hours I spend creating a gown that is as unique as the woman wearing it rather than producing a gown that just anyone can wear.
Custom Bridal Gown Design
After working for two known Custom Bridal Designers in Chicago, I opened my own shop in 2003, specializing in bridal couture. “Christine Anne COUTURE” is located in historic downtown Libertyville, Illinois.
Over the past 23 years I have designed countless custom made bridal gowns and special occasion dresses. I am inspired by high quality fabrics and the challenge to create a gown that fits my client perfectly. I work with fine silks, satins, taffeta, organza, chiffon, shantung laces and other beautiful fabrics. Trims, ribbons, crystals and rhinestones are a few of the embellishments used to complete the design. Each gown is meticulously crafted and hand finished according to the high standard of workmanship I have developed over my career.
Strong Client Relations
I work one-on-one with each client to build a solid relationship. Getting to know my client and the details of their event help to create the perfect gown. What makes it perfect is not the fit as much as a sense of who the woman is and that she’s made the dress part of her.
Christine Hirsch, Seamstress