Second book due out in December

Marie’s second book, “The Skating Dress Style Book” is due to be ready for shipping by December 10th. This book will cover aspects of skating dress styling not covered in “Sewing for Skaters….”. Flat skirts, Empire waists, slip dress styles, practice dress ideas and “strappy” techniques are covered, as well as the pattern drafting techniques…

Book Update

The text part of the book has been finished and proof read, and is currently being illustrated. The final size of the book has been established – 36 pages of text, 36 pages of illustration and diagrams! Pre-orders are still being accepted for the books, which will be available for shipping Mid July.

Realm Magazine Coverage

Realm Magazine Marie Routhier, 19, Newfoundland By Heather Skydt When Marie Routhier was four, she began making her own skirts with her mother’s sewing machine. By the time she was 11, Marie was designing and selling figure skating costumes for friends. This eventually led to orders for graduation gowns and bridal wear. “Through word of…

Bridal Guide Cover – Newfoundland Herald

One of Marie Routhier’s best known gowns was recently featured on the cover of the Newfoundland Herald’s 1999 Bridal Guide, worn by Isabelle Fry Modelling Agency’s model, Jill. Photo by Tad McMillan The Newfoundland Herald March 6, 1999 Meet The Designer Due to an extraordinary amount of interest in the dress worn by Isabelle Fry…

Winnipeg Sun – An Old Hand at 18

The Winnipeg Sun, January 19, 1998 An old hand at 18 Designing Woman By Tammy Marlowe, Staff reporter Marie Routhier, 19, is an old hand at weddings. The teenage designer took the plunge last April and opened Down The Aisle Bridal Consulting, a custom wedding gown business she runs out of her home. The teenager…