Category Archives: challenges

Repair and Re-Hem

Here are some photos of what NOT to buy when searching for your dream dress. If your dress has been tried on a million times and the whole side of the zipper is hanging loose with no hook and eye…walk … Continue reading

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Rags to Stitches

Does anyone have a terry cloth towel from 1970 still in perfect condition? This little honey came to me from a family member who had one demand:                                                MAKE IT LIKE NEW!                                    Let’s take a closer look shall we? … Continue reading

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Competition Jacket

Last time my friend needed a favor for his son’s upcoming Martial Arts competition, I ended up covering the whole jacket with the American flag. You can click on the link to see more of that project from Nov 2019. … Continue reading

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Tighter and Tighter

If you are looking for a long sleeved wedding gown you might seek out David’s Bridal. This dress is very stretchy crepe with a non-stretchy poly lining. This year to avoid spreading Covid, some brides in the Northwest still plan … Continue reading

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Lots of Fluff and Stuff

Looking back over the bridal gowns of 2020, most of them were normal, restrained and could possibly be used or altered to be worn again for different events. But not this one!!! This dress is Yocelyn by Wtoo and it … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2020 and Ivory

Anyone else bored with a year of ivory dresses??? What about adding some back and neckline color? This style comes in red and also other colors. This Forever Yours Bridal dress was available in the garment district of Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Heavy Dress, No Support

Another backless dress showed up Wtoo Oona/Ursa:   First try-on revealed gaping under the arms, too long in length, 3 point bustle and too much room in the bust area with too high bust pads. New bust pads were attached … Continue reading

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Trimming Embroidered Tulle

This figure flattering dress didn’t need much altering except hemming and shortening the straps and adding a bustle. Enchanting by Mon Cheri dress When a bride sends me a pre-appointment photo like this, I just wonder what else is lurking … Continue reading

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Change of Heart and Dress

Some brides have too many options. Some brides buy the wrong dress and think of all the other things they can put over the dress to make it right. Let’s start with what she bought: Wtoo with pleating, ruching, asymetrical … Continue reading

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Scary Straps and a Heavy Bustle

This stunning Kitty Chen Sloan dress showed up and needed lots of engineering to get the bride down the aisle. The bride wants a bustle of course! Here is the front hem dragging on the ground with the bustle pinned … Continue reading

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