Author Archives: mrsmole

Return to Satin

After the tulle parade of gowns, finally a real formal fabric dress! Wtoo Mimi has lots of gathers and a huge waist bow and pockets…yes pockets…something you don’t get with a tulle or sheer skirt. The bride does not want … Continue reading

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Two Pieces – Twice the Patience

Spring has arrived, blossoms and bulbs doing their best putting on a show and pollen…yes, that pollen that makes our eyes tear along with unending sneezes. A certain lightness returns in the sparse sunshine days and wasps seek out new … Continue reading

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Modesty Please

Summer weddings in a garden bring up visions of airy and floaty dresses and a soft feminism as in the photo below: This gown is Wtoo Juno and you can see a lot of cleavage but we can fix that. … Continue reading

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A Final Date

For two years, I have been pinning and unpinning this bride’s dress with no idea of a set date. She and her mother have finally made the leap and selected a date so I can finally get started on this … Continue reading

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Smoking Hot

Maybe some of you remember reading Wind in the Willows as a child. When Mr Mole and I have been on road trips we have listened to audio versions by Alan Bennett of the story. Then, one year I ordered … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the 80’s

Did anyone forget the 80’s MIL gown??? Want to see the final steps? The final fitting reveals that the front lower skirt has a few points/scallops touching the ground so they will be altered/raised up from the upper seam. Also … Continue reading

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Wine was Flowing

After 2 non-sewing weeks, I am back to resume the process of starting and finishing projects. Later today, I will drop by and pick up my machine that has been living at the repairman’s house for its annual check-up. I … Continue reading

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