Author Archives: mrsmole

Make My Dream Dress

Can one turn a $299 David’s Bridal gown into a $5,400 Monique Lhuillier designer gown with a keyhole back and cap sleeves? Here is what the bride started with, flat lace and 1/2 inch wide lace edging: and here is … Continue reading

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4 Photographing Friends

Some brides bring their mothers, some brides bring their bridesmaids, but I never have had them bring their neighborhood. At the end of a long day of pinning and assuring new brides that their dress choice was good and the … Continue reading

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Swapping Scary Stories

Having a sewing blog enables you to connect with the nicest people who don’t have time to blog because they sew full-time for others. For the past year, I have been sharing stories with an East Coast Sewing Sister named … Continue reading

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Wedding Planning

It goes like this: 6 months before the wedding: get engaged, get engagement ring, tell all your friends, pick a date, pick a location, celebrate!!! 5 months before the wedding: Plan an extravagant wedding in Las Vegas, invite all your … Continue reading

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Bride includes the Groom

For the first time ever, I had a bride include the groom in her preparations! It seems he likes to dress up and wear pocket squares for an accent of color so she asked me if I would make some … Continue reading

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Busted

The most requested alteration other than a hem or a sweetheart neckline is to the bust. Brides want to look voluptuous even if they are not. So when I explain that the very un-natural rounded shape of the boned bust … Continue reading

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Salmon Run

No, I’m not talking about the seasonable spawning of fish in our local rivers…this week the salmon relates to bridesmaid dresses…some good some bad. While most dresses come with boning and all sorts of structure to make them look good … Continue reading

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