Category Archives: challenges

A Little Help with the Zipper

The phone rings…the bride says, “We have a little problem getting the flower girl’s zipper up” and since “you are working on my dress, I figure you can make this work too”. How tough can it be? The bride mentions … Continue reading

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Make Me a Diva!

Here is a dress bought online costing $120 from Mingda Dress. The bride told me that her groom wanted her to look like a cross between Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce…more like this model’s photo: He wants big boobs on show … Continue reading

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Peachy Beachy

Is this beginning of a trend? Last year, I had a bride who had been with her husband for 10+years and had children plus a brand new baby but never gone through a ceremony. Then she decided to invite all … Continue reading

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A Vintage Look

                              This Catherine Deene dress is so delicate. You can see that the flare of the skirt comes from 12 lace godets/triangles. The hem is also scalloped. The saleslady told her that any seamstress can raise the skirt by taking apart … Continue reading

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Just Sweet

First time I have ever worked on this brand…Sweetheart. The dress looks lovely on the model so what could be needed to have a perfect fit and a perfect wedding?                     … Continue reading

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Summer Shiny Flowers

Hands up, who likes metallic flowers? Wtoo added lots of metallic flowers to this dress. Can I sew through thick flowers and beads? Probably but who wants all that in the seams? Like so many other brides, she needed the … Continue reading

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Simply Beachy

Here is a simple dress from Wtoo that needed the zipper taken in one inch on each side, some hemming and a bustle and some boobs. Can you see the drag line in the side seam pointing to her butt? … Continue reading

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