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  • June20th

    It’s been a while since we’ve posted here, and we are sorry! The newest little member of the pure something team (Elle, born in September) has been keeping us on our toes and our clients have been keeping us busy working away!

    What better way to break the blog silence though, than with an adorable shoot we put together with some amazing and very talented vendors.

    Here are a few teasers for now… watch for the rest of the shoot soon!


    Dresses & Accessories:  Yours Truly, pure (something) clothing co.

    Photography:  The fabulous and fun Sherry Lu Photography

    Hair and Make-Up:  The always amazing Jenine at Hell Cat Beauty

    Flowers: The ever-talented Amy at Garden Party Flowers

    Treats:  (we can vouch for the tastiness!) Natty Cakes

    Venue:  Our hostess Cathy welcomed us into such a beautiful space at Adorabelle Tea Room

    And of course, thank you to our models Amandine (her first shoot!) and Liz (who we always love)

  • September30th

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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.

  • August16th

    Thank you to the folks at The Beginning of Forever for featuring us as the designer of the week!

    Here’s the post.

  • August11th

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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.

  • June1st

    Here’s a first dance from one of our brides that will be remembered!

    The first video shows the dress a bit more clearly, but the second gets the full effect of the dance.

    Congratulations Sue and Dylan!

    (and thanks for putting our dress through the “dance’ test!)

  • April17th

    New Photos!

    Posted in: News

    It’s been a busy few months with wedding shows, (we’ve done 3!) but we’ve finally had time to update the site with the photos from our latest shoot.

    The theme was “mail order grooms”, it was a fun shoot!

    Photography by Nuno Silva.

    Take a look at the new collection here!

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    (even Annie got in on the fun!)

  • February17th



    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.

  • February17th

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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

  • February7th




    Photos by Anastasia Photography.

  • January14th

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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.