Category Archives: challenges

Build a Bustle

How about this for a romantic wedding gown? This Wtoo Bellevista gown has it all, gorgeous train, buttons down the back, sheer coverage, real shoulders and a ribbon belt. It also has a few issues like most gowns. We have … Continue reading

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Bust Cups, Buttons and Binding

How about a real classic look with real sleeves? This Wtoo Nahara certainly delivers the look we remember from the 50’s. To start, the sleeves are about 2 inches too long but they have a regular hem and no scallops. … Continue reading

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Halter Help

If you have the perfect figure, you can get away with wearing the Willowby Levanna. What these photos don’t show is the fact that the side edges flare away from the body as they reach the waistline. Cleverly, this model … Continue reading

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Bring on the Bridesmaids

What ever happened to those 10 bridesmaid dresses? This is the dress from Azazie that needed front modesty inserts, new cap sleeves and the left front leg slit closed up an extra 8 inches by hand to below the knee. … Continue reading

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Change of Pace

After altering strictly wedding gowns for 16 years and blogging about them every week for 9 years, I am reflecting over how many techniques have been sewn and shown and documented. Working on 80-100 gowns every year over this long … Continue reading

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Sweet and Simple

Remember this dress? We go from a size 20 down to a size 10 this time. This sample dress is Willowby Geranium. She opted to not trim the train and just carry it using the long thread tacks at center … Continue reading

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Wedding Venue in Nature

Another favor done for a fellow seamstress. This dress is Wtoo  Locklin but bought out of town. The beading is dainty along all the edges and fits well except I raised the straps.    The hem layers of satin and … Continue reading

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