Author Archives: mrsmole

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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Getting the Fit Right

This sample dress is Willowby Geranium. It is the trend to have a sheer bodice, little boning and the ubiquitous layered tulle skirt. While that works OK on a size 0 model, when the size range is extended for a … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Back

Sometimes, I get a request for a special alteration from a former client to see if I can squeeze in one more for the month. This spectacular dress is from the brand Sincerity Bridal. While the front view looks pretty … Continue reading

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Can You Help My Daughter?

Dear Readers, My youngest daughter is flying from Washington, DC to the UK for a wedding and she bought an expensive lovely maid of honor dress but the tailor she hired in DC made a real mess of it and … Continue reading

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