After 2 non-sewing weeks, I am back to resume the process of starting and finishing projects. Later today, I will drop by and pick up my machine that has been living at the repairman’s house for its annual check-up. I had some time to work on a new Alabama Chanin project for myself and hope to have more time to turn it into something wearable and fun. Part of my time away from the sewing room I was able to start Michelle Obama’s book and it is hard to put it down!
Maybe you might remember the bride who wanted the sheer knit inserts under her arms to reveal her skin?
Well, as I also offer the preservation service, I do get gowns back for shipping off to New York to www.GownPreservation.com and they all have a bit of dirt at the hem and twigs and grass stains but I have never seen one quite this bad.
It seems as though there must have been lots of red wine spilled on the dance floor and the gown just mopped it up.
Someone tripped and tossed her wine glass on the bride:
Looking inside we can see spray tan on the straps and waist and what is that weird pink/magenta staining on the bust cups? Looking under the one bust cup, I found magenta confetti and sequins which must have released their dye as the bride warmed up.
After removing the bust cups, I found some evil creatures lurking:
The straps so lovingly sewn by hand and pressed to be flat…now covered in spray tan:
Check out the entire lining…now a nice shade of ocher:
Even though the bustle was up, the wine must have been pretty deep for the hem to be so soaked through:
Have you ever heard of Madge Gill? I hadn’t either but here is a fascinating article about her and her embroidery.
Still working on that vintage 80’s gown covered in new lace and flowers etc…BUT….by next month it will be done and paid for and out the door…HOORAY!!!!
Looking forward to starting Feb 2019 with real gusto as Mr Mole’s veggies under plastic covers are ripping away…yea…Swiss Chard!