Welcome to our shop! I am Colleen, the owner of French Knot. Together with my sister, Dorothy, we design and sew some very unique bridal designs. Our goal is to bring high-quality wedding dresses to brides who want something a little different.

I've been sewing since childhood, and have really grown to love it. After jumping into the amazing world of couture sewing, I decided to bring my skills to Etsy and make a business out of it. This is truly the best job I've ever had… next to motherhood, of course!

In September my sister (and master seamstress) Dorothy joined French Knot. Dorothy has a background in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Alterations, and many years of practical application. There are very few dressmakers I feel comfortable with adding to my team, but Dorothy was first on my list. I look forward to working with her on designs and construction ideas this year, as well as filling orders more quickly.

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I don’t even know where to begin! This dress was absolutely amazing and it helped make my wedding exactly what I wanted. I had so much trouble trying to find a black dress and also trying to find a black dress at a reasonable price. She made my dress absolutely the way I want it she made it fit me as if I tried it on before it actually got sent to me. All I had to do was try it on and get it on and get it bustled after I got it delivered to me and that was it. The dress was absolutely amazing and every time I needed to ask her anything or had any questions she always got back to me a soon as possible. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone thank you so much for helping making my wedding amazing! -Emily

Colleen is a DREAM come true to work with!! She made me feel like a priority even though I know she's busy. Yes, I want to look beautiful on my wedding day but I wanted to look bad@$$ and let me tell you, this skirt is BOTH!!! Absolutely stunning! I was nervous to buy something so important "online" but Colleen is brilliant at what she does and I feel so special knowing it was handmade. Thank you so much Colleen!!!! -Shannon

Beautiful quality dress. The detail was amazing. It fit like a glove. Received so many compliments on the gown & I felt like a ballet princess on my wedding day! Highly recommend Colleen! 10/10 customer service & product! -Joy

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