Category Archives: challenges

A Work in Progress

                                    Some girls wear their mother’s wedding dresses.                 But some girls are pressured into wearing their soon-to-be mother-in-law’s old stained dress. Supposedly this dress was cleaned back in the day and then … Continue reading

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Can You Make This Fit?

An email came to me with these photos and a request…”Can you make this fit?” and “What will it cost?” Here it is on the model.                             … Continue reading

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Custom Week

Do you all remember the photo of the wedding dress/tunic that a bride sent to me telling me that she thought the bust area might be tight? Well, when the dress and bride arrived and she tried it on the … Continue reading

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Too Much Tulle!

Not every bride needs yards and yards of tulle in her train but when they do, you need a plan to get all of that up off the ground for dancing.    Here is the front with all the multiple … Continue reading

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Bustle, Busts and Birthdays

A lovely dress arrived and it was not a ball gown for a change. It has a peek-a-boo lace center insert and a corset or zipper back.      What it needed was lots of hemming of the tulle layers and … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Jacket Alterations

This alteration comes with a disclaimer…this does not come from a textbook, it is just my way of cheating on paper to add much needed height to a sleeve cap with drag lines. Normally, I measure the armhole and the … Continue reading

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Layers and Layers

Remember the dresses last year with hems made with horsehair braid? Well, Wtoo has done it again in Rowena dress.   What is not apparent from just looking at this beautiful skirt is that it is just many layers of … Continue reading

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