Author Archives: mrsmole

Halter Help

If you have the perfect figure, you can get away with wearing the Willowby Levanna. What these photos don’t show is the fact that the side edges flare away from the body as they reach the waistline. Cleverly, this model … Continue reading

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Bring on the Bridesmaids

What ever happened to those 10 bridesmaid dresses? This is the dress from Azazie that needed front modesty inserts, new cap sleeves and the left front leg slit closed up an extra 8 inches by hand to below the knee. … Continue reading

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Change of Pace

After altering strictly wedding gowns for 16 years and blogging about them every week for 9 years, I am reflecting over how many techniques have been sewn and shown and documented. Working on 80-100 gowns every year over this long … Continue reading

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Sweet and Simple

Remember this dress? We go from a size 20 down to a size 10 this time. This sample dress is Willowby Geranium. She opted to not trim the train and just carry it using the long thread tacks at center … Continue reading

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Wedding Venue in Nature

Another favor done for a fellow seamstress. This dress is Wtoo  Locklin but bought out of town. The beading is dainty along all the edges and fits well except I raised the straps.    The hem layers of satin and … Continue reading

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One of the Favors

Let’s start with the Mara Hoffman Rehearsal dinner dress: Interesting how the ArtDeco style is reflected in this and her wedding dress.       This dress is 100% silk and beaded with bronze bugle beads and gold and silver … Continue reading

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A Season of Favors

Last week I was surprised with how many new followers I had acquired. Then I checked for where they were coming from. It turns out that on https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,7615.15.html a member commented on a suggestion from another reader about searching through … Continue reading

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