Monday, October 28, 2013

Patti Rath of P. Rath Couture

Click here to see Patti's other work
Last weekend, my dear friend Christian got married. His lovely mother, Patti Rath, is a local
designer and tailor in my hometown of Murphysboro, IL. Patti wore one of her own P. Rath Couture dresses to the wedding. The fabric has the most exquisite beading and color that she accentuated with a delicate gold scarf and some precious suede pumps.

The fabric Patti selects has such great quality and detail and this is one of the things that truly distinguishes her as a designer.

She recently launched a ready-to-wear line PRATH that mirrors her couture work. If you can't make it to Southern Illinois to meet her (which would be worth the trip), you can still enjoy her work by ordering online.

Patti is a wonderful lady and she brings a special energy to her community that translates directly into her designs. When you talk to her, she makes you feel like you're the only person in the room, and when you wear something she has made, you'll stand out in a very similar way.

I've loved following her work over the years. My senior year of high school, she helped me to create a replicated version of a dress my mother wore to her senior homecoming while still making it my own. She has a way of making her clients feel special and can translate an idea into a beautiful work of art. She was also a wonderful neighbor and friend to my grandma Betty, so she's even more special to me. I'm very happy to share her work with you and will feature her seasonal designs in the future. Patti Rath is a Total Betty.

Patti and I after the wedding
Patti with her grand daughter Kate

1 comment:

  1. I too bought a dress online. The designer emailed me within 2 hours of when I placed my order to confirm my measurements and then recommended a better size for me.
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