First time I have ever worked on this brand…Sweetheart. The dress looks lovely on the model so what could be needed to have a perfect fit and a perfect wedding?
In real life, here is what has to be done to get this bride down the aisle:
Bust cups, hem lining, hem satin, hem chiffon, 1 point satin bustle, 5 point chiffon bustle, take in chiffon skirt side seams, take in the zipper 2 inches and take in the underarm area, then add a new belt. Now that is a lot of hand basting for sure!
The new beaded belt doesn’t quite fit around but her veil will cover that. Once the zipper is taken in it won’t be so noticeable.
Take in both side seams in chiffon and satin layer and lining:
Make a one point bustle in the satin:
Reducing center back seam at zipper one inch on each side:
Second try-on with zipper basted and bustle pinned:
Hemming satin layer by moving the horsehair braid up about 5 inches and 3/4 around the hem:
Five lace covered buttons for the bustle, they do just blend in. To reduce the extra chiffon, I had to make new fish-eye darts in the chiffon from the waist to the hips just under the middle buttons on both sides.
Taking in the side seams 3/4 inch under the arm by hand. Here is the outside view:
Here is the inside view. By sewing by hand you can get just the right amount of excess fabric removed and flat and still leave the excess fabric inside the fold in case the next bride needs it.
The bride is wearing her sister’s veil for “something borrowed” but they discovered it had a hole in it. You can’t just pull the sides together and start stitching. What is required is that same technique doctors use for skin…
Extend the opening to an oval and then bring the flat sides together:
A hole becomes just a slit using polyester invisible thread by hand. Once the bride is wearing it, the repair will just fade away. I just love the dainty pearl and sequin edging!
With our temps being over 100 for the next 2 weeks, our tomatoes are finally ripening. Yes, it IS this big! Mr Mole grew everything from seed this year. The grape tomatoes were grown from slices taken from store bought ones last year.
I leave you with a quote from another seamstress who made history for not giving up her seat on a bus:
WORD FOR THE DAY
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.