Category Archives: challenges

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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Make Me Modest

Many brides select daring/baring dresses for their bridesmaids that make them feel uncomfortable. So, frequently I am asked what I can do to cover cleavage and open backs of dresses. If we are shortening the hem there is always extra … Continue reading

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Muslins and Mothers

Welcome to all the new viewers this week who found their way from Ruth’s blog: http://corecouture.wordpress.com! While my sewing is dictated by clients I follow her and envy her creations and final great fit and choice of fabrics and colors. … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the (aging) Closet

Many of us have projects we started with good intentions and then had to abandon for various reasons. Mostly of my reason is the sheer volume of bridal dresses taking over my life from Mar-Dec. Last week, I decided to … Continue reading

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At Last Leggings

About 6 months ago I purchased the Espresso Leggings pattern from http://www.sewingcake.comĀ  patterns. It sat for a while waiting for the flurry of brides to subside and this week I was able to open the huge worksheet and do all … Continue reading

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