Fashion Design

Custom Plus Size Fit and Flare Dress Posted on 24 Jan 14:29 , 872 comments

A custom plus size fit and flare dress was created for a plus size client. The dress was donated to a 501c3 nonprofit: Spring Lake Foundation, a charity that helps families and children in need.

A custom drape and pattern was created, then cut and sewn. The dress was fully lined with silk charmeuse and finished with hand stitching at the hem for a clean finished, comfortable lining.

To order your own custom dress, email: katestoltznyc@gmail.com. Please note custom dress orders start at a minimum of $400.00.


Introducing a New Draping Method Posted on 6 Jan 09:04 , 582 comments

The hammered silk skirt was made using a placket behind the measured ruching. Inspired by the trendy cord ruching that I am seeing everywhere but wanting something a little different and more refined, I came up with a new technique that looks especially incredible rendered in hammered silk. The silk is tacked onto a placket at measured intervals, leaving a precisely measured amount of ease between each attachment that causes the fabric to evenly drape. The skirt has the measured ruching along the right side of the skirt, lifting the ankle length skirt asymmetrically to show the leg while adding volume and dimension to the skirt.

ruched hammered silk asymmetrical draped skirt


Relaxed Beach Vibes in a Kate Stoltz NYC Distressed Kimono Blouse Posted on 13 Aug 06:00 , 14 comments

The Kate Stoltz NYC distressed shirt has been created to match the beach mood. I used a light and cool pastel fabric that can be worn on a hot day, or layered with a tank top on a cooler beach night. First I stitched the ends of the fabric with a tiny stitch to secure the fibers that I wanted to keep. I then removed the loose end fibers to create a frayed look. The ends of the two-tiered shirt, and the front detail on the shirt are finished with the resulting bespoke fringe. However, not all the ends are 'coming undone'. As I do with all Kate Stoltz NYC garments, I carefully finished the inside seams, this time using a 1/4 inch French seam.