Category Archives: challenges

I Can’t Decide

Recently, I have learned that the chain BHLDN (Beholden) has a store policy of allowing girls to order more than one dress/veil and keep them for 30 days and return what they don’t want. Sure, this sounds like a great … Continue reading

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Thrifty Mother?

Outlet Malls, TJ Maxx, and Ross Stores serve a purpose…to unload cheap knock-offs and damaged goods. So, when a MOB brings in a dress she found for $30 and wants things done to it to make it more sexy…you know … Continue reading

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9 Months and a Prayer

Back in November this bride brought her dress for a consultation.     Another nice Wtoo Britt dress, another dropped waist/tulle skirt that brides are drawn to but don’t take into consideration their shape. Some days the zipper will just not … Continue reading

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True Blue

Are you as tired of wedding dresses as I am by the middle of summer? Do you remember the blue Ponte knit dress I made for my daughter on this post? Well, what do you do with 3/4 yard of … Continue reading

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Starts with a Surprise

Another vintage dress was going to be arriving with the bride and her mother. I was sent the original wedding photo from 1984…remember poofy sleeves and fishing line ruffles? Oh yes, this had them all.Of course, the bride wants to … Continue reading

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Purple Haze

This week, let’s take a break from all those scary complicated dresses. This Alfred Angelo dress for around $300 looks pretty nice. It comes in a dozen colors. But…the big but…can you see how the top edge of the shoulder drops … Continue reading

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Crying Thighs 2

Just over a year ago, I had the challenge to get a volleyball playing bride into her “Crying Thighs” tight-fitting dress. Wedding gown manufactures require salons to measure the bride in the bust and waist and hips but sometimes it … Continue reading

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