Hello Reader,

It's commission opening time! I am excited to let you know that I have a limited number of commission spaces available.

I have TWO spaces available for work starting mid June with completion dates of end of August/early September.

I also have THREE spaces available for July with completion dates in October through to November.

If you are ready to have your dream garment, reply to this email and we can get started!

Personal project updates

In May I started working on a dirndl, which is a garment that I have wanted since I was a child. I also finished the corset layer for the Travolta dress ready for me to start building the dress on top of. Finally I picked up a tailoring project from last year: a fun Victorian style cape.

If you want to keep up regularly to these projects and more I post daily to my exclusive Fanhouse. You can join here and read all my thoughts and have a say in what I work on next!

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A chat about rejection

In May, I received rejection emails to two big opportunities that I had applied to.

While it was disappointing to get those emails, I’m really proud of myself for putting myself out there and taking a risk.

I believe a big part of this is the confidence I’ve grown since starting to dress in my dream wardrobe. The more I become comfortable with who I am and my own quirkiness, the easier I can handle it when I am not everyone’s cup of tea.

Hope you all have a beautiful and fashionable day,

Brooklynne Michelle

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Brooklynne Michelle Couture

Brooklynne is a historically inspired designer and couturier with over 20 years’ experience making clothing and costumes with exquisite workmanship. Brooklynne has a degree in fashion and costume design. Her passion for everything Victorian inspires her use of historical techniques to create timeless contemporary garments that last a lifetime. Elegance and decadence are central to Brooklynne’s creations. Her bespoke garments feature precise fit and impeccable craftsmanship. She specialises in plus-size, transgender, and bodies forgotten by fast fashion and standardised sizing.

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