This feminine wedding gown is a Wtoo Della.
This poor model doesn’t seem to have enough bust to make the bodice look good.
On a real bride, the bodice looks quite different and you can see the little section of tulle holding the cups together in the center. It comes with a velvet belt which does nothing for the overall look so we ditch it.
There will be hemming of the tulle and this train will be chopped off at ground level. The first thing I see before removing the dress from the garment bag IS the bag. It has a tear in it because they stored the dress at a friend’s house who had an aggressive dog. While he tore through the plastic garment bag, he also tore a hole in the tulle in the back skirt.
Thankfully, it was in the back and I was able to repair the two round holes and make them into one line of stitching using invisible thread by hand.
Once repaired and steamed flat, most of the guests will not know what happened.
Onto the bodice, once again out comes the twill tape to the rescue! We went for maximum effect by adding push-up cups AND twill tape to keep the top edge close to her chest. From the inside, the twill tape makes wrinkles at the top edge but on the outside it snugs up the lace just fine and stabilizes it.
The satin layer is trimmed level with the floor and the tulle will be about a 1/2 inch longer. Yea! No train to bustle!
Can you see the repair in the tulle? Nope, not me!
So nice to have a simple dress to work on!
This week, after a month under cover, we lifted the plastic to reveal the lettuce and chard and broccoli seedlings. It’s November but these little guys are warm and toasty and growing like weeds! The other thing growing well are the snails and slugs chomping holes in the leaves. Snails usually hibernate from Oct to May here but if they can find a cozy green spot, they don’t.
Today is Black Friday but I am thankful that I can stay home, avoid the chaos, and work on dresses for charity balls for my long-term clients:
I think the stores have already started playing Christmas carols to put us in a warm fuzzy buying mode…at least they waited until Thanksgiving was over and the turkey carcass was in the trash! Happy seasonal sewing everyone!