Hands up, who likes metallic flowers? Wtoo added lots of metallic flowers to this dress.
Can I sew through thick flowers and beads? Probably but who wants all that in the seams?
Like so many other brides, she needed the zipper taken in 1 inch on each side and also something done in the lower bodice to fit back with the narrowed skirt.
The straps were too long as well by 2 inches and the hems needed shortening and a 3 point bustle of tulle and one point bustle of satin.
Besides that, I had to add bust cups and take in the hips 2 inches as well but first had to remove ALL the metallic flowers at the side seams, straps and replace them once I was done. Add in the linings too and you have quite a lot of labor.
Taking in the side seams and linings:
New zipper seams red thread marked….remove all flowers:
Reveal netted bodice attachment to be narrowed by 1 inch:
Bodice released from skirt:
Release zipper and move over 1 inch each side…re-attach:
All zippered up and hook and eye added:
How did I narrow the bodice near the loops and buttons? Well, the flowers can hide lots of solutions so I made 2 darts and hand stitched them down. On the outside, you can’t even tell.
Have a peek at the inside:
All that is left is the 3 point tulle bustle over a 1 point satin bustle and trimming the front tulle after hemming the lining and satin layers.
Ready to be picked up and worn down the aisle! I love the back view!
This week our first seed potatoes were ready for harvest and Mr. Mole dug these up for a scalloped potato side dish along with my first red onion. Of course if there are any small squash available, they will all be sliced very thin and added to the baking dish.
This morning I am headed for a rally in my town in support of the families separated at the Texas border and held in cages. There are 700 of these events scheduled today in the nation to make known our concern for 2000+ children and babies alone away from their parents for an indefinite time.
Keep cool my friends!
Update: The rally was great, good speakers and music and so many signs made by hand to support families torn apart. We were asked to wear white to promote peace so I added a hat with buttons given to me by friends and joined 500 other folks in 90 degree heat to take a stand.