Author Archives: mrsmole

Blush or Champagne?

She ordered her custom made dress 6 months ago. She wrote and asked me first if she should add an extended train to the totally tulle skirt…I said no, as it could not be bustled up for dancing…she ordered it … Continue reading

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Guess Who is Back?

Remember my 3-dress bride? She wrote to me last week with this request on the number 2 lacy dress: Getting down to the last days before my wedding! I am curious if you’d have time to fix the lining of … Continue reading

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Waiting for 32 Years

When I moved to this rural town 14 years ago, I had heard about a woman who was selling wedding gowns out of a shipping container. It seemed to be a strange thing  to operate a business with no dressing … Continue reading

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Never Ever Tell Your Seamstress…

Over the years, you think you have heard all the stupid, disrespectful phrases from clients but they keep coming. I asked some of my professional sewing buddies if they had some favorites to share. From Kim: I am on a … Continue reading

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Finding Three Inches

What’s a seamstress to do when the client arrives crying with a dress cut off too short? The story involves a bridal salon who swears they took the correct measurements before ordering the custom made Casablanca gown. Once the gown … Continue reading

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All That Glitters

When you dress in gold, you get noticed. This week, I got a frantic call from a mother of the bride with a request. It seems she ordered a gold sequined dress for some girls to be hostesses at the … Continue reading

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One is Not Enough

Call me crazy but this season I have have had 3 brides already who bought dress number one and then fell out of love with it and went back and bought dress number two. But one bride has gone completely … Continue reading

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