Remember the grey sheer dress? It’s back but this time in ivory…more bride-like.
Remember those huge flowers?
This bride did not want a bustle so the train will be dragged around to show off those flowers.
The addition of a teardrop bust cup adds a little to the original cup.
The front hem was shortened on the satin and lining layers and as the flowers protruded below the hem edge, I just cut around the leaves and it was just what the bride wanted.
In discussing the ceremony and the groom, the bride revealed that the groom’s parents were tragically killed 8 years ago in a car accident and they will not be there with them. When I told her that in the past I have included patches of clothing sewn into the lining of passed relatives, her eyes lit up! I said she could just drop off a scrap and I would sew it into her lining so the essence of that person would accompany her down the aisle.
Her mother was delighted and asked if a scrap from her wedding gown could be included as well to make it a real heirloom for future generations. So with that in mind they returned with this:
The would have been mother-in-law was a very religious Catholic and all that was saved from her belongings was this cross. So I sewed it to the back of an embroidered patch and added the mother’s scrap as well with her wedding date too. I don’t charge for this, it is an honor to do it.
The cross can be/should be removed before cleaning/preserving. At the ceremony, two chairs will be left vacant for the missing parents. I just choked up hearing this but it will make a statement to the rest of all the family that their souls are there to celebrate.
The National Weather Service provided this map this morning of the whole West Coast and the fires…somewhere in the middle of all that dark red…I’m there. To those on the East Coast and Mid-West moaning about getting some of our smoke…sorry…try being in the middle when you cannot see the house across the street and the dogs are wearing smoke masks.
To end on a happy note and cleaner air: here is an article celebrating a happy tailor still working after so many years: http://spitalfieldslife.com/2018/07/30/chris-georgiou-bespoke-tailor-x/
Happy sewing everyone and thanks for dropping by!!!