Here is a dress bought online costing $120 from Mingda Dress.
He wants big boobs on show and a big butt too. Well, I’m going to do my best to comply even though the bride does not have either of those attributes.
We will be adding push up bust cups and taking in the side seams and under the back zipper to give her a real good butt curve.
While the length of the dress is too long in the front and the lace hem drags, the bride didn’t want anything done to it. Working with this dress has turned up a small problem and maybe you can see the drag lines under her bust and waist. This is because the front section of the dress is too long and will need some sort of horizontal tuck covered by a belt to hang properly.
She tried two different widths of ribbon and settled on the off-white 1.5 inch grosgrain. It blends into the matte finish of the lace. Then she thinks she may add another color down the middle. This particular color of off-white is hard to find as our local JoAnn’s only carry pure white or beige in the photo below. I buy my ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons as they carry great colors and all sizes and have fast delivery.
Despite being a cheaper dress than normal, the lace and hem border are very nice.
Once the larger bust cups are attached, the bride feel self-conscious about her cleavage and asks what can be done so I suggest we make a small triangle of tulle to connect each side and overlap the two lace scallops in the center front for modesty ignoring what the groom wants on show.
The patch is tucked under the bust cups and all sewn down by hand.
The result is neat and discreet and the bride is happy. The groom will be less happy but as I remind the brides…the groom is merely the backdrop for you.
The public side:
Once the side seams and linings are taken in, the underarm areas that are sheer are sewn by hand.
The satin hem and lining are attached together, so opening up the side seams of lining, pulling the entire hem out and shortening that way works out.
Some final photos of the belt. The bride chose the grosgrain ribbon along with a metallic edged ivory ribbon. The belt is sewn unto the zipper after the two buttons were removed and sewn back on.
Do you ever wonder what we are doing to help the planet? The fashion industry is the largest polluter and user of natural resources and so many of our donated clothes end up in landfills. Mr. Mole found this article that sheds some light on the future of used fabrics:
Last photo for you…after weeks of 100 degrees temps, massive clusters of out-of-control wild forest fires, worse air quality in the US and watering 2-3 times a day, even our brown sunflower gave up trying to stand upright and draped herself over the asparagus bed:
Wishing for cooler Sept days!!!! Happy sewing everyone!