Monthly Archives: August 2011

Reddy, Set, Re-make

It was bound to happen just when I was coming to grips with the 4 bridal dresses someone would call with an emergency. The sad story goes like this: A woman says her daughter who is a student in another … Continue reading

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Labor Day Specials

Who would imagine that 4 brides would show up wanting alterations for their big day…all Sept 3. Here they are hanging up in various stages of completion so you can click on the thumbnails:    The back of one of … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware!

If you saw this dress on a website described with a twirly skirt what would you think was under it?        Well one unsuspecting/trusting client wanted a twirly silk summer dress that would highlight her small waist and cover … Continue reading

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Where have the boobs gone?

As most of you know I sew for many different sized clients and this week I decided to splurge on a new mannequin. It had been 30 years since I bought one and as women have become larger I thought … Continue reading

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Made in the Shade

You will remember the 60’s pool jacket that needed to be reproduced and today is it finished. Making the pattern and measuring everything and gathering the notions together was easy but finding French stretch terry in a rural area….now that’s … Continue reading

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