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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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One of the Favors

Let’s start with the Mara Hoffman Rehearsal dinner dress: Interesting how the ArtDeco style is reflected in this and her wedding dress.       This dress is 100% silk and beaded with bronze bugle beads and gold and silver … Continue reading

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A Season of Favors

Last week I was surprised with how many new followers I had acquired. Then I checked for where they were coming from. It turns out that on https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,7615.15.html a member commented on a suggestion from another reader about searching through … Continue reading

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Getting the Fit Right

This sample dress is Willowby Geranium. It is the trend to have a sheer bodice, little boning and the ubiquitous layered tulle skirt. While that works OK on a size 0 model, when the size range is extended for a … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Back

Sometimes, I get a request for a special alteration from a former client to see if I can squeeze in one more for the month. This spectacular dress is from the brand Sincerity Bridal. While the front view looks pretty … Continue reading

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Sleek Sheath

Anyone born in 1950 who lived through the 60’s would recognize this silhouette. We saw all the movie stars and President’s wives and just regular women  wearing this style. This dress by Enchanting by Mon Cheri reminds me of the … Continue reading

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