Author Archives: mrsmole

Do You Ott?

Ripping open white dress seams and basting white dress hems can take a toll on your eyesight unless you have an Ottlite. I have two lamps, one clamp-on one over my sewing machine and one clip-on one at the edge … Continue reading

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Don’t bring anyone to your fitting

Brides need an audience. If they don’t have an entourage like you see on TV shows like “Say Yes to the Dress” where 6-8 reluctant people/hostages recline on couches and wait for the bride to appear with yet another high … Continue reading

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Dodging a bullet…again

An email came in from a man about his wife and her need for a seamstress and a silk suit: Love your website! We are based up North but spending a few weeks in your town. There’s an upcoming wedding … Continue reading

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Did you lose something?

The quickest way to piss off a bride if you are one of her many bridesmaids is to lose weight. Once the dresses are ordered and paid for it seems as though it is just the perfect time to sabotage … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

A couple weeks ago, I said to Mr. Mole that with all I had stacked up for July, the 8 brides and additional bridesmaids and custom sewing, I could use a whole week to myself with no clients. Then the … Continue reading

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Little Miss Bride Come Lately

For months I knew she was coming. Her wedding date was given as June 14. She was the last of the June brides to even show up for her first fitting 3 weeks before the date. She had ordered her … Continue reading

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Recycled Victor Kosta

Remember the 1980′s when we all wore taffeta dresses with poofy parts and those gala occasions that reflected style? Well, some of my clients have not left that era…nothing wrong with a 1980′s dress as long as your figure didn’t … Continue reading

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Finally Something simple

You all know by now that I love trying out new patterns and discovering mistakes and bad design features but this week a client left a simple pattern and challenging fabric. She actually can sew for herself and small children … Continue reading

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It’s a “Simple Hem”

Bridesmaids lie. They call for an appointment late after having their dress for weeks. “Yes”, they tell the bride…”I will get my dress (from internet Hell) altered in plenty of time for your wedding.” Well, the dresses get ordered 6 … Continue reading

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Neverending Vintage Remake

Six months ago a sweet young bride came to me with a project…to make a wedding dress from her recent purchases on Ebay and Craigslist. She explained she was “artistic” and had a “vision” and didn’t know if I could … Continue reading

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