Category Archives: challenges

Selection by Posse’ Part 2

As promised…once the skirt has been raised up, let’s tackle that zipper complex. Check out how many stitching lines have to be removed to re-position the zipper!!! I can see 6 but there are more hidden under the final edge … Continue reading

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Selection By Posse’ Part One

   This sequined dress from BCBG will be a real challenge! The bride said that she took her whole family to the salon to select a dress and this is what THEY came up with. Selection by committee convinced her … Continue reading

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Vintage Look

Now here is a treat for all of you who are tired of strapless revealing dresses! I didn’t even know that the salon carried something so timeless and modest and feminine as Wtoo Kensington : On the model, it is … Continue reading

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Lots to Reveal

This Madison James dress found its way to my sewing room in March. It then spent the entire summer with me until the Fall wedding as the bride lives out of state and could only come back for 2 fittings in … Continue reading

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With a Little Help from my Friend (Mary)

Remember the bride who is being encouraged/pushed into wearing her soon-to-be Mother in law’s dress from the 80’s? Well, here is where we left off last time. All the lace and sequins and pearls have been removed and saved (by … Continue reading

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The Longest Wait

Most brides that come through my door are quite lively. Most brides are so excited at the prospect of starting their lives with a loving partner. This season, I encountered the liveliest of all and for a different reason…she had … Continue reading

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Custom Corset Lacing

Remember this dress? It has made an appearance before and as I recall that it had a nasty little velvet belt that neither bride was too excited about. Wtoo Della Here we have the bride with different beaded straps seeing … Continue reading

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