I am Colleen Thorsen, owner of French Knot Couture. Together with my sister, Dorothy, we specialize in unique wedding dresses in silks, eyelets, floral prints and other specialty fabrics. Each of our dresses is handmade in our studio on Whidbey Island in northwest Washington.
Our dresses are available for purchase on
We will be adding a selection of handmade couture tweed and boucle French style jackets very soon. We look forward to making them available!
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.