I am Colleen Thorsen, owner of French Knot Couture.  Specializing in unique wedding dresses in silks, floral prints and other specialty fabrics, we make all of our dresses by hand in our studio on Whidbey Island in northwest Washington.

Currently our dresses are available for purchase on ETSY.com

We've been working hard to introduce our new private label... coming soon!

my story

I am Colleen Thorsen, and I was born and raised in the Seattle area.  The youngest of 8 children, I learned most of my sewing skills from my mother, Ida, and my 5 older sisters. 

In 2005 after taking on the project of making all the bridesmaid dresses for a wedding, I became interested in the art of couture, and in 2006 I earned my Certificate of Couture Sewing Techniques.

Since then I have been sewing my unique styles, making them available for purchase in my Etsy shop.  In September of 2016 my sister (and master seamstress) Dorothy joined French Knot.  Please feel free to contact us at any time!