Category Archives: challenges

Nancy’s Jacket

All of us have been waiting a long time for the very much altered/redesigned Butterick 6106 jacket for Nancy. She has been patient and gone along with my suggestions and additions and subtractions in order to get the perfect fun … Continue reading

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1974 Revisited

Hands up…who remembers Gunne Sax by Jessica…the long flowing lace embellished voile prairie dresses that were everywhere hippies gathered? So, just when I think the bridal season is coming to a close…in walks a treasure. A wedding dress that now … Continue reading

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Too Tall and Too Tight

A bride came in with a dress she ordered from NY from David’s Bridal without trying it on. Vera Wang produced this little honey complete with her signature over-sized organza roses. Like so many brides, the first time they see … Continue reading

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Saved the Best (hardest) for Last?

Is it my imagination or just plain weariness after completing 48 bridal gowns and 41 bridesmaids this season that the last one is more challenging? First, the bride lives 111 miles from me through a dense National Forest with mountains … Continue reading

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Nancy Returns

Yes, it is the final fitting of the jacket muslin Butterick 6106 after all the paper work and pinning and folding and taping and measuring ….TA DA! You will see a few additions like 1/2 inch armscye darts to compensate … Continue reading

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Another NYC wedding

For some reason I seem to get loads of West coast bridesmaids and guests heading to East coast weddings this time of year. Last week we had the little bridesmaid with a too tight top and this week, the reverse. … Continue reading

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Short Trip, Long Trip

Yesterday, a mother brought in a tiny size 4 bridesmaid dress for her 13 year old daughter to wear in a family wedding back East. They had ordered the dress from David’s Bridal in NYC and had it sent to … Continue reading

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