Coming to the end of the Fall brides, we have a Rebecca Ingram/Maggie Soterro “Hope”
A close-up reveals the thick lace but not the needed alteration to get this bodice to lie flat. The bustle is pinned up just to see if it can clear the floor.
You will notice that the front lace hem is dragging on the floor but the bride did not want anything done.
What really needed to be done was to tuck the back side bodice into the skirt. The red thread line will be dropped to below the waistband and sewn by hand. This way it can be released for any future bride. Here is the right side photo.
Here is the wrong side photo…you think I could hold the camera steady?
Once the lower edge is secured on the inside, the back will be snugged up and lie flat.
Here is the right side all neat and tidy.
The shiny lining/satin layer can be bustled with just one point…hooray!
The lace layer gets 3 lace covered buttons and loops to make the bustle.
This side view is for making sure the hem is not dragging and the bride can walk without having to kick her dress going forward or backward.
I always tell the brides to practice walking in their shoes with the bustle as the weight can thrown off your balance and posture. It’s a long day to have all that tacked to your butt!
Another end of season in the garden and this year we just piled the sunflower heads on the top of the outdoor cabinet under the kitchen window. It was fun to see all the birds coming to pull seeds out of the flower heads so close to the window.
One of the last harvests of the summer…Swiss chard and tomatoes.
Two more mango melons ripening in the house. They are more like a cantaloupe inside.
Still making time to relax with a puzzle. This one was really fun to do with so many different colors!
With a week left before the US elections, I hope all the mail-in ballots will find their way to the voting offices in time!!! I marvel at the good people in states where they have been standing in line for up to 8 hours to cast their vote. They are determined and worthy of praise!!!
Will you be handing out candy on Halloween? We have decided to just put all the goodies outside in a box and with a sign that says to please just take one and leave the rest for the other children.
Stay safe everyone as the virus continues to ravage our communities in cities and rural settings all over the world. Wear a mask and wash your hands and stay home if you can. Don’t forget your flu shot!