pure (something) clothing co.
Custom made wedding dresses in Vancouver, BC
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    My family background is both Mennonite and Celtic, something I’m very proud of, so when my fiance and I decided to do a Celtic-style wedding, I was thrilled…right up until I realized that every Celtic-style dress out there is something out of Lord of the Rings or the medieval fair. I spent months doing research, talking to people all over the country and even tried international dress makers to get the look I wanted. Basically everyone told me that either they couldn’t do it or it was going to cost me a fortune. Then I found pure something. I sent her an email that basically told Kathryn I wanted a special look on a budget and just about fell off my chair when I got a response saying she was able to help me. My first visit to the studio was relaxed and fun, we spent just as much time laughing and talking as we did trying out dresses and styles. Kathryn and Jessica listened to everything I said and didn’t even blink an eye when even I felt like I was being overly picky about getting my dress just right. We modified my original idea and came out with a dress that can only be described as perfect. They even made me a Celtic-style cape to go with it, (without laughing when I asked for it!!) Not only that, but they worked with my budget and made me feel like I was the most important person they were working with. I recommend them to everyone I know and keep extra business cards in my wallet to hand out. I can’t say enough what an absolutely amazing experience I had working with pure something.

    Andrea – August 2009 – Vancouver, BC

    Photography by Adam Fedyk.

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    Working with Kathryn Bass to create my dream wedding dress was a thoroughly wonderful experience from start to finish! My (then) Fiance (now Husband) and I arrived with some very specific ideas on lace, design, veil etc – and Kathryn literally turned all of these ideas and all of our requests into the most beautiful reality! From the inception of the design to the sourcing of a ‘difficult to find’ lace, to the intricate stitching and magnificent structure of my made to measure low-back dress – Kathryn was there for us 100%. Each of the fittings and each of the consultations were wonderful experiences! I never felt stressed or worried, in fact, I felt pampered, listened to and really really cared for. Kathryn is professional and courteous to the core, and her skills as a dress maker are second to none! She is a breath of fresh air, an extraordinary talent and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend Kathryn Bass & Pure Something Clothing to all Brides who dream of wearing ‘their’ one of a kind dress on their big day. Thank you so much Kathryn!

    -Niamh -2010

    Photography by Kiss The Bride.



    I had been thinking of going with a custom-made dress after looking around and not finding anything I liked, and then I discovered I was pregnant! So that sealed the decision. I discovered Pure Something and was relieved when Kathryn assured me she could handle my ever-changing body. She was able to solidify an amorphous idea I had for a dress, and turn it into something simple, elegant, pretty, and best of all comfortable, while navigating my expanding tummy! I felt beautiful.

    -Jessica – June 2009 – Vancouver, BC

    Photos by Rebecca Blissett.

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    All I know is I felt fabulous in the dress.  It flowed wonderfully and fit perfectly.  Having not had a ‘wedding’ party or the fuss with all the fixings of a wedding 35 years prior, I took this opportunity to celebrate with the man of my dreams, albeit 35 years later. Thanks to you I felt like a bride!

    -Linda -Coquitlam, BC

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    Photos by Anastasia Photography.

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    When I went to see Kathryn for the first time, I was a bit anxious. I had my wedding and reception outfits custom embroidered in India during my trip in 2007. However, because my trip was so short, I didn’t have time to get them made. After our initial meeting, I felt like my stress of finding a dressmaker locally who could make my vision come to life was finally over. Kathryn made me feel at ease as she took me step by step through the process of making my outfits. She beautifully handled the intricate embroidery on my dresses and the final result was absolutely stunning! Both of my dresses came out looking flawless and better then I had ever imagined.
    Thank you again for your creative ideas in making me look perfect on my wedding day.

    -Prab – August 2008 – Vancouver, BC
    Photos by Deo’s Photo Images.
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    I was happy, and relieved, to find Pure Something after several shopping trips left me worried that I would never find my wedding dress. I was looking for something simple and elegant on a budget and you delivered. I was not only happy with the finished product but the whole process was fun and relaxed. Thank you.
    -Jessica -September 2009 – Vancouver, BC
    Photos by Shandra & Vasia Photography

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    Having a dress designed and made just for you is a great experience. I have had 3 dresses made by Pure Something and I love each one. Kathryn and Jessica were so helpful in perfecting the rough ideas I had to find a style that was exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend them!

    -Dagmar – Vancouver, BC

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    I have never had so many beautiful dresses to take me so many places until I discovered the infinite talents of Kathryn at pure(something)clothing company! For many years I avoided the various formal functions we were invited to because I could never find (or afford) that perfect dress that would fit my body the way I thought it should. Not only was she able to fit me favorably, she has always been willing to make the changes I thought necessary to make me comfortable in the gown I was wearing. From cruise ships to formal events across Canada, I have received countless compliments on the uniqueness of the styles she has designed for me. A girl can’t help but be flattered by that!! I would recommend her, not only for her knowledge and talent of her craft, but also for her patience and her willingness to listen to ideas and input from her clients. If she doesn’t agree, you can be sure she has an even better suggestion to implement!

    -Ruth – Langley, BC

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    After looking in a few bridal salons I knew that it would be difficult to find a wedding dress that I would fall in love with. I was recommended by a friend to see Kathryn at Pure Something and it was exactly what I needed. They were so creative, talented and wonderfully gracious throughout the entire design process. I had several fittings to ensure that I was getting the dress that I have always dreamed of, and I did! I loved my dress and it was even more beautiful than I initially imagined. I fully recommend Pure Something. You will end up with a gorgeous one of a kind dress that is beyond your expectations.

    -Erika – August 2009 – Vancouver, BC

    Photos by Lukas Finlay.