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20 Years Waiting

Back in 2008, this gown was ordered by a local salon and there it has hung until now. Imagine how many girls have tried it on and rejected it for one reason or another. With its full skirt and heavily … Continue reading

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Hurry Up Homecoming

How many times have we heard, “We bought this online for $20 and it doesn’t fit and the dance is at the end of the week”? This girl was referred to me from another good seamstress in town who normally … Continue reading

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Two Piece One

You would think that being able to buy a 2 piece wedding dress would be a real breeze and the fit would be fantastic. This Wtoo Maelin beaded bustier should fit like a dream. Paired with the Nori skirt, what … Continue reading

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Slick Zipper

This sold out $1595-$1895 dress  appeared in my sewing room with a mother-of-the-bride. It was made in Estonia with a blend of fibers that had some stretch that gave it the look of satin. Only problem was the area of … Continue reading

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Snug Me Up

Stunning isn’t it? Notice how each cord hugs her body and how well the lace lays flat against her butt. This dress is by Willowby and is a real show-stopper. The challenge is to make all those cords and neckpiece … Continue reading

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Killer Lace

This Willowby Sookie dress is really quite striking on the model. It sits well on her waist and there are no gaps anywhere.    The only problem is…my bride needs the center back taken in 3 inches at the zipper. Now … Continue reading

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I Can’t Decide

Recently, I have learned that the chain BHLDN (Beholden) has a store policy of allowing girls to order more than one dress/veil and keep them for 30 days and return what they don’t want. Sure, this sounds like a great … Continue reading

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