Category Archives: challenges

Well Fitted Gown…almost!

Here is a classic wedding gown from Casablanca. So, it makes a seamstress wonder why a dart has to be added to eliminate the excess fabric here: The bride has plenty of her own breasts and we added push up … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

A Little Chiffon…Thanks Zandra!

Do you remember seeing the Zandra Rhodes Vogue 1491 pattern? Nancy fell in love with this look and asked if it would work with some of the fabrics we bought in Portland last November. There was a chiffon in her … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

Baggy Bridesmaid

Normally I don’t have time to squeeze in bridesmaids dresses but a woman called and said that I had helped her with a dress 8 years ago, kept my name and phone number on a scrap of paper in her … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , | 31 Comments

Tiers Not Tears

Can you picture this Allure dress worn with a 12 foot long veil edged in lace? Can you picture it bustled? Now can you picture it being worn on a short girl and not a 6 foot tall model? Here … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , , , , | 62 Comments

Crying Thighs

This gorgeous beaded dress is stunning…if only it fit! It has the most unusual train…uneven layers of tulle and organza. My first thought was – what would the bustle look like? But let’s not go there just yet… What bridal … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , , | 29 Comments

Ten to Zero

Weddings involve lots of forward planning so most brides think about the dress first…but not all of them. Six weeks before the event this bride decided it was time to start the search for her “dream dress”. She went to … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , | 46 Comments

Keeping the Bunnies in the Hutch

Some brides just expect that the dress will do more than it can possibly do. The only thing holding this dress together is this strap with 3 small hooks and eyes with a small one inch under-flap. Again like with … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , | 64 Comments