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Make Me a Sweetheart

Another thing David’s Bridal cannot/will not do is make sweetheart necklines…so it is up to me to make this dream come true for one bride. Like the rest…here is what we started with: While it is pretty plain the bride … Continue reading

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Nancy Brought Me Clouds

In this sewing room filled with all shades of ivory satin and tulle, a nice little project helped me keep my sanity. Maybe you remember the last floral jacket I made for her with Butterick 3339, a basic shirt pattern … Continue reading

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Sentimentality Versus Stunning

Hands up…who remembers 1987? When I showed this dress to East Coast Sharon, she nailed the date. My bride wanted to honor her deceased mother by wearing her 28 year old wedding dress for her own wedding. Sometimes this works … Continue reading

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A Gift from David’s

There is a store policy that does not allow store seamstresses to alter a designer’s original design. Well, that is how the story went when I got a phone call from a bride who wanted something unusual done to her … Continue reading

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Blush or Champagne?

She ordered her custom made dress 6 months ago. She wrote and asked me first if she should add an extended train to the totally tulle skirt…I said no, as it could not be bustled up for dancing…she ordered it … Continue reading

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Waiting for 32 Years

When I moved to this rural town 14 years ago, I had heard about a woman who was selling wedding gowns out of a shipping container. It seemed to be a strange thingĀ  to operate a business with no dressing … Continue reading

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Finding Three Inches

What’s a seamstress to do when the client arrives crying with a dress cut off too short? The story involves a bridal salon who swears they took the correct measurements before ordering the custom made Casablanca gown. Once the gown … Continue reading

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