Wtoo Lapis on the model in the video looks perfect, no wrinkles or drag lines or puckers.
Some brides are so excited about their wedding that they insist that they make an appointment almost a year in advance just to get time “in the mirror” in my sewing room. So flash back to the first appointment, Nov 2017.
Can you see some problems other than the extreme length? What is that weird indentation where the lace diverts above the tulle in center front?
Can you see that the top edge of the bodice back droops down? Surely the zipper will have to be moved over a couple inches.
Eleven months later nothing has changed:
The front still has that indentation and the bustle will need 5 points.
Oh Happy days…two more layers of heavy nude knit lining to be bustled up and a 5-point tulle bustle too.
The bride wanted her 5 points to be higher in the middle and the side points lower. You can see that even with 5 points we still have some “dog ears” sections of the tulle hem that need trimming off the floor. It would have been clearing the floor with 7 points but that is what you have with tulle.
This dress also displays the fact that having thick embroidered lace attached to tulle over satin does not always flatter the figure.
Wrinkles occur everywhere as the fabrics do not “play nice” with each other while still needing ease for walking and sitting.
That front indention has been reduced by releasing the lining and satin layer at that junction and the circumference of the bodice especially at the top fits better after removing one inch on either side of the back zipper. Again…hey designer, did you check how the finished gown would hang on a real body? Or did you mean for the eye to focus on that point for some reason?
What about that horizontal waist wrinkle? No matter how much the dress is smoothed down from her waist to her hips, what it really needs are some straps or a halter to hold up the top and keep it from drooping or a belt.
Standing up very straight helps but it is really a day for lots of hugging and dancing!
What does this bride need for walking up the aisle: How about an 8 foot long tulle veil with a blusher? Draping the ironed veil over a sofa helps to keep it wrinkle free.
Very few of my brides opt for the blusher to be brought forward over their face but this time it works well:
This week after months of watching and waiting for our first watermelon experiment, Mr. Mole harvested this beauty when he found it had split itself open. Being a seedless variety and grown from seed (how does that work?) it was amazing to see only a few black seeds and such sweet flesh! I cut it into chunks and took it to my local ASG meeting to share with my friends.
The good thing is that I finished the 13 September brides and am plowing through the 6 October ones while our weather continues to be in the low 70’s and sunny for all the celebrations. This Saturday, I have 3 brides getting married so the push is on to iron more long veils, attach bust cups and steam the dresses ready to go out the front door.
Neighbors have begun decorating their front yards like graveyards with fake headstones and skeletons and ghosts hanging from trees so you know Halloween is near. Happy sewing everyone and greetings to all the new readers!