Studio C opened in 2013 as a textile workspace producing theatrical costumes and special occasion wear. Caitlyn’s background and formal training are from NIDA - graduating with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts in Costume. Her theatre credentials include Opera Australia, Bell Shakespeare Company, Griffin Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, and Global Creations. In the fashion world, Caitlyn's history of work includes making and designing wedding gowns for other labels and companies, with the natural evolution into designing and making her own pieces. Her background in theatrical costume making allows Caitlyn to draw on years of experience within the high pressure environments of the performing arts industry.
Caitlyn has been making for award winning, internationally recognised theatre/ film designers and actors. Her expertise lies in the ability to flatter the body shape, not create a ‘standard size’ garment, through technical sewing and fabric knowledge. Caitlyn possesses an eye for fine detail, and the ability to see the beauty in every idea.
Caitlyn created Studio C Bridal with a passion to create beautiful, original, one off pieces. Custom designing and making wedding dresses is our main aim, though alterations can be made to an existing dress if you have already found The One. Bridal gowns and accessories are all made to order, creating a unique look from exquisite fabrics. Consultations are by appointment only. All work is completed in house from the finest fabrics sourced locally and globally.
While the focus is to produce the finest designs and new gowns, restoring heirloom gowns into a new look for your wedding day is also possible. These gowns are treated with the respect they deserve, and the finest care will be taken to give them a new life. Caitlyn has experience in performing alterations to original dresses from the 1910s, through to alterations of French designer gowns from the 1940s and 50s. As construction methods evolved across the years, an open mind is kept while working to revitalise these garments for their reincarnation.
Studio C Bridal’s open plan style showcases both design and consultation areas, and cutting and sewing facilities in their best light. The desire took over to strip back the mystery, and show brides-to-be through the entire, beautiful process of making their gown for the most special day in their lives.