Author Archives: mrsmole

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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Battle of the Bulge

A little advice to future brides: NEVER buy your dress a year in advance. Here is why… 1. The groom backs out…you are stuck with the dress 2. The groom makes you pregnant…you cannot fit into the dress and delay … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Bride

Every day that the phone rings I hope that it will be a new bride with a simple alteration…OK…that’s just me the “ultimate optimist”. So this next dress was a little difficult for the mother to describe over the phone. … Continue reading

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Hike me up, Judy

Phil Davis portrayed the deliciously nasty moneylender Mr. Smallweed in the BBC adaptation of Dickens’ Bleak House a few years back.  Here is a YouTube video of his granddaughter, Judy, shaking (hiking) him up: Bleak House.  My UK viewers may … Continue reading

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Perfect Prom Dress

The prom season has begun and what a nice change to see a dress that actually looks nice instead of the usual hoochie-mama-tube-top ballerina tulle skirt I-can-see-your-underpants concoction. Here is what we started with…not a seamstress’s dream fabric….that fluffy embellished … Continue reading

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Bargain-hunting Bride

So many brides want me to know about what discounts they managed to get on their dress. They are so pleased if they get 20% off or more and I admire their determination to try to save money where they … Continue reading

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Ponte Pants Success

Remember a couple weeks back when the ponte knits shrunk and I was disappointed that I could not cut out my leggings? Well, I did come up with a way to cut the top edge with an extension to at … Continue reading

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