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nanacosta

San Jose, CR
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After many years living in Europe and USA, came back to this beautifull country, famous for its nature and rainforest: Costa Rica. Settle here, work as fashion designer specialize in wedding and evening gowns. I love the green of this country, and also love, love my work. I wake up every day thanking God for having the pleasure of my work. Just started bloging and would love you if you come and visit me, so you can find out how we do things ......here: "Rainforestcouture":http://rainforestcouture.blogspot.com/

craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, gifts, holidays, knitting, paper-crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 05/16/2010

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RAINFORESTCOUTURE green rose

Green Rainforestcouture rose: This rose is made with silk organza. Perfect to add a delicate, femenine accent to any dress, or for your hair, or pin it on the side of your party little handbagTo...

Making hand made thread loops

Handmade thread loops can be a very special finishing for closing a garment.

Brds of Paradise.....in blue

I design and made this blouson in silk charmeuse and silk organza.  The detail on the  front and cuffs, was inspired by the beautifull flowers that we have in Costa Rica called:  bird...

Golden shades of green......

I use 3 different shades of this lovely silk chiffon to  make this dress.  It has the advantage that  it changes it self, acordingly to your taste, because, from the hand pleated...

A golden wedding dress!!

This dress is made in silk duppioni color soft gold.  It has a ballony skirt divided in 8 petals.  At the center of each petal, I put a big tear that has been machine embroidered and...

Coffe and tea dye for a second chance.....

I designed and made this silk chiffon dress a couple of years ago.  It has been embellish with guipiur lace at the top, and it was all pure white.  Now days, it was going to be used again...


recent comments

Re: Win a Copy of Serger Techniques on DVD!

I would love to have this video, to properly use my serger!!!

Re: Book and DVD Giveaway: Claire B. Shaeffer's "Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques"

I adore Couture, and is a never ending art!!! There are many topics I would love to touch, but since it is only one that you are asking for, I would say : How to interlined a silk jacket. Than you

Re: Golden shades of green......

Hello Stitichy!!! thank you so much for your nice coment. I am only happy to learn that you like my work. - God Bless you !

Re: How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim

Dear Mr. King, once again you make me smile!!! I really love to see all your tuttorials!!! because your explanations are just perfect!!! Thank you, thank you so much for your talents and for sharing them with us!! It will be an honor if you visit me at: Adriana Orozco Couture in facebook. My respects to you, and my best wishes too, all the way from the rainforest!!!

Re: How to Make a Lovely Pleated-Ribbon Trim

Thank you Mr. King. As usuall, your explanations are just wonderfull!!! You really have a heart of a "grand maestro"

Re: Fabric Faces

Wow!!! What a lovely work!!! not only you have to be very good at the sewing machine, and other techniques (like painting) but you are very artistic!!! your faces are lovely and unique, a real artist you are!!!

Re: How to Design with Sheer Fabrics

Iam very disapointed about the "insider" because in the most interesting articules that reads: "IN" I just can not get them.....I only get the advertising to buy them.........so....what is so good about this????

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Chronicle of Western Costume" by John Peacock

Wow!!! thi is a "must have" book, for any body interested in fashion, history, culture!!! I would love to have it in my library!!!

Re: Designers Create Golden Cloth from Spider Silk

May God bless the hands that made this extraordinary piece!!!!! It may sounds rare....but I love spiders and the lovely tale about Athena and Aragne.....where the roots of my name came from!!!! That is not important, what is important is the wonderfull piece of fabric made with the spider silk, and the magnificent "work of art" that the embroiderers did on it.....it seems to me that the piece was embroidered in India??? I would love to know more about this piece. The video was lovely, do...it is a pity that I could not hear it properly, but no complain....I was really speachless looking at the creation of this piece. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us this wonderfull videos!!!

Re: How to Make Ribbon Trim

Lovely little detail Mr. King!!! thank you so much!! I could not wait and made it in a 2/8 of and inche ribbon and came out beautifully!!! Thank you, thank you again!!!

Re: White China Coat

Lindamanla!!! this is beautifull!!! really love the way that you have worked from a blank piece of fabric, embellish it, formed in such simple way, and finished in such elaborated way too!!! really lovely, you have done a great job, and I would love to see the black jacket too!!!! Best regards to you all the way from the rainforest!!! "Rainforestcouture":http://www.rainforestcouture.blogspot.com/

Re: Slashing Just for Fun

Mr. King!!!!! I just adore the way that you look!!! very unique!!! Well, let me tell you that I also love your experiments and fun ideas to make and do....I also think that I will change the words: a man of your age....with: a man with a wonderfull personality!!!! and I do belive that what we wear, lets us show our personality most of the time. In your case: a wonderfull one!!!! best regards to you, all lthe way from...........the Rainforest!!!!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Roberto Capucci Art Into Fashion"

I would love to have this book, since it will be a magnificent source of inspiration for new work!!

Re: Favorite Sewing Blogs and Websites

www.rainforestcouture.blogspot.com is a blog that shares secrets in how to make wonderfull couture finished garmets!!!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

Sewing is an important part of my life, and I would love to have this book. Hope..........to win!!!

Re: Non-sewer Dad Promises to Make His Daughter's Wedding Gown

Actually, I design and make only wedding and evening gowns, and that was something I never dream with, but now I love my work!!ERIN: If I had one thousand hats to take off at you....I will take them all!!!!! BRAVO!!! there are many wonderfull qualities we can see of you here with this amazing detail: you are a trustwordy man....you love your girls so so much...you are a man that endures and goes thru whatever is necesary to get to your dreams etc., etc., etc.....your daughter I am sure was the proudest bride in the world!!! and I wish her all the best on her life, and to Erin: may God bless the father, and the hands that with so much love and diligence made a dream come reality.

Re: Emerald Green Gown

Hi Laura, let me congratulate you for a most wonderfull job!!! this dress is lovely!!! I even went into your blog and look at the detais, and really you did an amazing work. Now....does it fit you????? OMG!!! YOU LOOK WONDERFULL on this dress!!! the style is really perfect for you, and the neckline is so femenine.....I hope you enjoyed the party too!!!

Re: ANATOMY OF A HAT IN PROGRESS

Wow!!! this was a wonderfull happy accident!!!! thank you so much for sharing with us your story, and all those lovely pictures!!! I also wish I could make one of those lovely hats!!! you are an artist, and hat-making is an art that needs to be preserve and continue!!!! Best regards, all the way from Costa Rica.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Couture Sewing Techniques" by Claire B. Shaeffer

I love to learn!!! and being Claire one of the top teachers in this field of sewing, I would love to have a copy of her book!!!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Guide to Fashion Sewing

Actually, I do sewing every day!!! and my fabrics are allways 100% silk. There are many fields if not all that I would love to improve, and I work every day trying to become better. But...there are a couple of things that I would love to improve: to work with stretch materials and to have perfect bies cuts...........there is so litle information about it!!! Thank you very much!!!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

Actually, the changes that I have seen during my life time, have been: from bras with seams....to: no seams cups, and wonder bra..and from bikini underpants, to the thong-string ones. Also there is the new underwear line special for people who do sports that support the bust. I would love to have this book!!!

Re: Chanel-style Jacket

Hi! it is definitevily a lovely jacket!!! I started to make mine.....in November last year.....and have not had the time to finished!!!! I am using a beautifull silk tweed, and it works very well.....I only need to finish one sleeve and the pockets!!!

Re: Red Dress

Hi Erik!!! Let me congratulate you for a really speciall design!!!your inspiration comes from the past but your design is very much today and tomorrow!!! I like that. Also the work to make it is been done to perfection.....love those perfect shoulders......I love to see people so creative as yourself, so I hope you continue using those "gifts" given by God to you, in such way that it gives pleasure to other to see. Thank you!!!!

Re: Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket

Hi Susan, I just want to thank you for your explanation, and I look forward for the underlining article!!! Best wishes all the way from the rain forest!!!

Re: Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket

Hi Susan, this jacket is just wonderfull!!! I would like to know how you apply the interlinings.....did you work together the charmeusse with the soft cotton flanel and the muslin like a one single fabric?? or did you work only the charmeuse with the flanel together and then shape the muslin and put it together at the armholes and borders of the jacket, or....they are all worked separetely and then put together on the armholes?? I thank you so much for your kind reply!!!

Re: Vintage Wedding gown

Really a lovely, simple and elegant, classy.....I really love it!!! your work is impecable, and even do I do not have a close up picture, it shows how clean the finishes are. Bravo!!!

Re: Silk Bra-Cup Corset

Hi Izodiea, I must congratuletyou for your corsets!!!! I saw your page and all of them are so lovely, and....beautifully made!!! Best wishes.

Re: Weave a Celtic Knot

Hi! I have done this work many times.....and I must congratulate you, because your instructions are really wonderfull!!! Thank you for taking all the trouble, thank you!!!

Re: How to Make a Hat Base

Thank you!!! this is a lovely tutorial, so well explain and with easy to get materials!!! Wish you will teach us more about hats!!! thank you and happy new year!!

Re: The Kermit-Green Jacket

Mr King........really.........your have done a wonderfull job with that jacket!!! added a whole new "personality" into this garment!! love it, and.....love the color!!!! mmmmm

Re: The Winners of the Halloween Costume Contest

Congratulations to all the winners!!! but....those 3 fairies are.........just divine!!!!!!! well done to the wonderfull mother that with love make the outfits for the girls!!!

Re: Glenda the Good Witch

By the way, I did underlined the dress, with a type of hard tulle......all of it, but at the bottom I had to put 2 layers extra in different sizes. Any thing else, just ask me, I will be happy to tell you

Re: Glenda the Good Witch

Hi!!! first of all, I do not know how to reply at the comments in this site!!! or how to get in touch with a person, so I found this way to reply to you.....Thank you very much for your comment about my dress, and yes please, I would be very interested in you sending me the source of italian silks, that will be wonderfull. How can I send you my personal e.mail?? thank you!!!

Re: A golden wedding dress!!

SUESEWING: Thank you very much for the comment. Actually the embroidery was done on a Janome embroidery machine, and no....this is not my first wedding dress. I am a designer who specialize in designing and making wedding and evening gowns. I have tryed to upload many of my dresses, but unfortunately the pictures have to many pixels.....or something like that, so, I can not upload them. Let me tell you that it makes me very happy that you like my work. Best regards from the beautifull rain forest in Costa Rica!!!

Re: Field of Poppies

Really lovely!!! you do a wonderfull tastefull work.

Re: A golden wedding dress!!

Thank you to all of you that had made all this comments!!! I would like to answer each of you, but....I do not know how.....Can any body tell me please????

Re: Staying a Neckline and Armhole

I am now a fan of yours Mr King.....this are wonderfull tips. I have a question: this will work out very well in a medium to heavy material, but, what can we do if the material is very light like silk chiffon???

Re: Coffe and tea dye for a second chance.....

Thank you very much sews4fun!!!

Re: Lush, Embossed Velvet

Wonderfull idea to use on a one of a kind dress.....Thank you!!

Re: How to make a Chrysanthemum flower

Mr. King, I am new to this site, and enjoying every minute of your wonderfull teachings!!! Thank you so much. Greetings from Costa Rica.....the rain forest ;)

Re: Candlewick N Roses

A white shirt, allways a must in our wardrove, and this one is absolutely lovely!!!! that embroidery on the buttons is exquise.....congratulations.

Re: The Circular Ribbon Flower

WOW!! I could not wait to make it!!! well, I did my sample in silk organza and it looks beautifull!!! thank you so much for teaching us this technique!!!.....mmm...I think I am going to hand paint some more organza to try out another one!!! thank you!!!!