This lovely Wtoo Carrion dress fits like a glove:
Lucky for me the alterations are not too complicated. Take in the hips and shorten the hem:
Twill tape the top edge of the bodice:
Take in the hip seams and lining seams:
Press flat the seams:
Remove the red thread tracing line:
Some dresses come with a top layer of netting to hold the train out nicely. In this case it was trimmed to floor length as when the bustle is buttoned up, this layer has no where to go.:
Originally I thought 3 points would work but ended up with 5 for the heavy satin layer.
Equally, the tulle ended up needing 7 points instead of 5 to get all of it off the ground…did I mention that I hate tulle bustles?
Once everything is pinned up, it might just work.
Final try-on and for the reception, the bride will add a rhinestone belt.
She is so happy with the fit and the overall lightness of the dress with excess hem removed and the horsehair braid in the hem removed from side seam to side seam to give the front of the skirt a nice softness.
So a stunning dress with or without the belt!
My friend Nancy gave this to me for Christmas and I looked up the history of the company.
Wheeler and Wilson was bought out by Singer but if you scroll down through the link you can see some of the beautiful machines that were produced back then.
Christmas plans were all scuttled this year as I ended up in the Urgent Care facility with severe bronchitis and now I have quite the selection of medicines, antibiotics, an inhaler and Prednisone tablets to help to clear my inflamed lungs and narcotic cough medicine to stop the painful coughing. Hopefully in a week or so, I will be back with more brides to share.
Wishing you all very Happy and healthy New Year’s celebrations!