Now here is a treat for all of you who are tired of strapless revealing dresses!
I didn’t even know that the salon carried something so timeless and modest and feminine as Wtoo Kensington :
On the model, it is perfection, on my bride is just needs a little tweaking up top and a one point bustle.
Can you see what I see? Check out the hem…does the left side look like it is dragging? How could that be? Surely everything was cut perfectly and stitched well? Ah…no.
Here is the chunk that has to be eliminated… all between the two red thread tracing lines.
First decide where to cut:
Slide the motifs up and pin and machine stitch:
One other area to reduce is the underarm seam of the sleeves. Pinned out and ready for basting. Thankfully it was not a French seam!! What you can’t see are the darling covered buttons in a row at her wrist.
The back neckline flared away from the brides back, so I made a tuck on both sides just behind the shoulder and stitched it down by hand.
To top off this romantic dress a bride needs a really long veil! It took 2 hangers to hold all the folded tulle…about 12 feet long.
Now that the nights bring frost warnings, the succulent tower has been moved into the garage for the winter along with fuchsias and the lime tree. Mr Mole has been busy planting for the winter outside under plastic and has been experimenting with growing lettuce in his study with the grow light.
Ever wonder how permanent pleats are made? Here is a gentleman who knows all about it.
Now the rush to get everyone on the Christmas list taken care of…and maybe get all the cards mailed before Dec 24!
Thank you for all your comments last time!
Happy Holiday Sewing!!!