Author Archives: mrsmole

Being Prepared

Dear Readers, I was going to feature another wedding gown this week but everything has stopped with the fires raging out of control in our valley. Yesterday in 12 hours the fires destroyed over 650 homes and businesses and with … Continue reading

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Big Bustle

Kitty Chen Danica is a beautiful dress with a dramatic train.    Here are all the alterations that the bride wanted/needed. I have to shorten straps, shorten satin layer, shorten lining layer and shorten scalloped lace hem before considering that … Continue reading

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Client Requests

After having 3 months with no brides and now that they are slowly coming back to dream about a possible September or October wedding, I am amazed that other requests have come in too. FIRST REQUEST: Hi. My name is … Continue reading

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The Works

We have seen this Wtoo Della dress before and in fact I have worked on this same style a couple times this year already and have more of the same to come. So far all of them, no matter what … Continue reading

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Darts and Scallops

This Enzoani Maya gown fits the model well but not all brides can pull it off without alterations.    Thee main challenge would be getting all of this skirt bustled up for dancing. The first challenge is making the bodice … Continue reading

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Rodeo Queen

Just got a call from a desperate mother needing her daughter’s floor length gown shortened. Since there was a break in between brides, I agreed to see the dress. Of course, it was bought online from one of the many … Continue reading

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Too Much Tulle

How about this gown for a real fairy princess look? It has a Grecian touch too with the Petersham ribbon straps that wrap around the body as many times as you wish. Willowby Virgo   In the beginning, I thought … Continue reading

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Bead and Sequins…Oh My!

You would think after all these years, I would have learned the hard lesson of saying no. Every time I get a request from a friend to take on a wedding dress from BHLDN I end up regretting it BIG … Continue reading

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Making Two Pieces Work

Once in a season, a two-piece gown comes into the sewing room. Normally it is when brides travel way out of town with their entourage for a 3-day hunt for the perfect wedding gown. Here we have a classic example: … Continue reading

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Plans Postponed and Plants

This year has started off badly for 2020 brides. Having worked on a handful of early Feb and March weddings, everything stopped once the state quarantine ban went into effect. I have 4 dresses hanging here with the postponed dates … Continue reading

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