Very rarely do I ever get the same dress twice in a season but this year it has happened again after the last 2 sheer dresses. This time it is strapless lace Wtoo Preston.
Let’s see what both of them need: Twill tape at the top of the bodice, 1-point bustle in lace and a 1-point bustle in satin and lining.
Then they also needed a horizontal waist tuck which would be covered by a grosgrain belt sewn into the zipper edge.
Bride #2 also trying different placement of possible lace flowers:
The difference comes in the straps. Bride #1 wanted romantic tulle straps/sleeves and the other was more streamlined with covered grosgrain straps.
Both would get 1-point bustles in the satin and lace:
But the first bride did not want her lace hem shortened while the second bride was tall and ordered extra fabric at the hem. I understand that ordering an XL style (extra length) you can designate either 3 or 5 inches longer. I’m not sure which one she ordered but we ended up having to remove the edging and raise it up 1.5 inches.
You have to decide where you are going to cut, usually along a stable edge that can be machine stitched later. Using curved embroidery scissors works a treat on curved edges. Scalloped edging pinned on and excess lace folded under for the try-on.
Just before the final try-on, bride #2 decided that she wanted the bodice taken in even more than the first alteration. So, the zipper was removed again and moved over and up to the top of the bodice.
Remove the side of the label, remove the boning and move it over:
A scalpel does the job removing stitches:
New position for the boning to add extra stability:
Bride #2 has to have her tulle layers trimmed as the XL length also added more tulle:
She also wanted buttons down the back after the belt was hand stitched into place over the horizontal tuck:
The finished dresses are both flattering to the brides and also they don’t have to spend the whole time tugging at the top of their dresses and can just enjoy the event.
Thinking about buttons? Here is a lady who has a world of buttons!
With Fall temps still in the 70’s daytime the veggies are still hanging in there even with frost temperatures dropping to near freezing. The spaghetti squash has done well this season. We have already had one and given one away so that leaves 8.