Gúna Rince has been creating custom Irish dance costumes since 2014 and aims to provide you with a positive and worry-free experience ordering a custom garment. Dressmaker Mattie Ernst has been involved in the Minnesota Irish music and dance communities since 2006. She has trained in pattern-making and garment construction and her background in theater inspires bold, eye-catching designs that blend traditional Celtic artwork with modern design.
Mattie developed the Gúna Rince solo dress pattern in 2016. “When I started learning how to make solo dresses, there were very few resources available. There were a couple sewing patterns that, while they were quality products, were no longer reflective of the current styles and fashions. I thought, ‘If I was going to develop a pattern for my own use, I might as well make something that could benefit others as well.'” Making a solo dress rather than buying doesn’t only save money, it can be very rewarding as well. While it’s not a project to be taken on lightly, many dancers love the feeling of personally contributing to the garment; having a say in its design, fabrics, and more.
Whether you are looking for dresses or patterns, Gúna Rince strives to bring you a high quality product you will be happy with for years to come.