Monthly Archives: September 2016

Not a Simple Hemming

Nordstrom has this dress: Isn’t the lace roses hem lovely? All this mother-of-the-bride wanted was the side seams taken in 1/2 inch and the hem shortened by 1 inch…not too much to ask is it? After pinning, I thread trace … Continue reading

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Cover My Arms!

An older bridesmaid brought this dress to me. Her main idea was to find a dress that would cover up her arms…but starting with a one-shoulder dress can be a problem…my problem. It would have been way better to start … Continue reading

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9 Days to Work a Miracle

Lovely dress, no?   Here is it on a real woman, not a model. There are 2 sets of beaded straps and I have pinned up the train with 6 points (one satin layer and 5 ruffle layers)  just to … Continue reading

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A Simple Shop-worn Sample Dress Fix

You know when a bride falls in love with a dress…come Hell or high water, she is going to buy it even if every crystal is dangling by a thread or totally missing and it doesn’t fit well enough to … Continue reading

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