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Soup, Salmon (the color) and Scuba (the knit)

This week we take a little break and post about non-bridal projects! If you are like me, your squash plants have been producing like crazy with the high temps and while having lots of produce is certainly a blessing, it … Continue reading

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Outlet Find

By now, you all know my feelings about J.Crew clothing. While they are always in need of alterations thus making good money for us seamstresses, they are also a nightmare for the client as they NEVER fit. Here is the … Continue reading

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Grandma Mole Improvises

When your 12 year old granddaughter (who was 2000 miles away) asks for a favor that involves sewing…how can you resist? Here is the pattern that she liked: Now, normally you all know my delight is in finding flaws with … Continue reading

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Such a Bargain

What if you could buy a $1500 beaded wedding gown for $200? What if it didn’t fit but you thought a seamstress could make it fit? What if you were told that it had never been worn? This improbable story … Continue reading

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Bad Backroom Alterations

This morning, the phone rings and the voice says, “Hi, I’m Lydia and I need some advice if you have the time”. So, I say, “what do you need?” It seems that a group of 5 bridesmaids just received their … Continue reading

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Free and Breezy

When a friend gives you a free new Haute Couture by Maggie Sottero wedding dress in a garment bag and tells you it will be perfect for you…it just sounds so wonderful doesn’t it? But if you wait 13 years … Continue reading

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Heavy Lace and Pearls

Isn’t this just a dreamy wedding gown? It is Wtoo Elise. The lace is very heavy and looks and feels crocheted so the trick is to work with this very bulky textile and make it look airy. The nude satin … Continue reading

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