Author Archives: mrsmole

Finding Three Inches

What’s a seamstress to do when the client arrives crying with a dress cut off too short? The story involves a bridal salon who swears they took the correct measurements before ordering the custom made Casablanca gown. Once the gown … Continue reading

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All That Glitters

When you dress in gold, you get noticed. This week, I got a frantic call from a mother of the bride with a request. It seems she ordered a gold sequined dress for some girls to be hostesses at the … Continue reading

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One is Not Enough

Call me crazy but this season I have have had 3 brides already who bought dress number one and then fell out of love with it and went back and bought dress number two. But one bride has gone completely … Continue reading

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Still Learning Lessons

When I tell Mr. Mole that one of the advantages of being an introvert allows you to have very deep thoughts and an inner dialog with yourself, he asks me what I have learned? One thing since early childhood, I … Continue reading

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Brides Helping Brides

While I had heard about this organization in the past, I had never worked on a dress that came from their collection. “Brides for a Cause” is more than a bridal store – it’s a bridal store to raise funds … Continue reading

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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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