Author Archives: mrsmole

Lace and Layers

Once again we have lace embroidered on tulle and delicate straps and the killer lace back: Wtoo Shelia on a real body: Pinning up a bustle using all the layers together…not a great idea! Maybe just start with the straps … Continue reading

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Stunning Back

Willowby Mandara is the standard strapless concoction…but wait…the MOB has plans!!! What is this? Seven point tulle bustle? How about a halter to hold everything up? What about pinning out some side bust darts? Can you see the right one … Continue reading

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Ruffles Galore

As a seamstress, you know you are in trouble when the bride announces at the first fitting, “I have been a beauty pageant queen all my life!” So, after wearing gorgeous custom made gowns all her life, the wedding dress … Continue reading

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Good Golly Godets

When brides ask me what was the most difficult dress I have ever worked on…this one tops the list. It is a Melissa Sweet from David’s bought in the Boston store and flown all the way across the country to … Continue reading

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Timeless Lace

Wtoo Kensington reminds me of gowns from the JC Penney catalog in the 60’s. Back then gowns hadn’t changed much since the 50’s when brides wore dresses like this:   My bride chose this dress for modesty but also it … Continue reading

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Build a Bustle

How about this for a romantic wedding gown? This Wtoo Bellevista gown has it all, gorgeous train, buttons down the back, sheer coverage, real shoulders and a ribbon belt. It also has a few issues like most gowns. We have … Continue reading

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Bust Cups, Buttons and Binding

How about a real classic look with real sleeves? This Wtoo Nahara certainly delivers the look we remember from the 50’s. To start, the sleeves are about 2 inches too long but they have a regular hem and no scallops. … Continue reading

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