Category Archives: Corsets

Life Happens

When one seamstress friend is ill in town, we ask another to help out. A friend that has her own shop called to say I would be hearing from a bride as she could not work due to an upcoming … Continue reading

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60 Years in the Back of the Closet

The phone call went like this:  “Another seamstress in town told me you were the only one to call to deal with this.” Intriguing? Possible blog post? You bet! It seems this girl is getting married and her grandfather says … Continue reading

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9 Days to Work a Miracle

Lovely dress, no?   Here is it on a real woman, not a model. There are 2 sets of beaded straps and I have pinned up the train with 6 points (one satin layer and 5 ruffle layers)  just to … Continue reading

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Bad Backroom Alterations

This morning, the phone rings and the voice says, “Hi, I’m Lydia and I need some advice if you have the time”. So, I say, “what do you need?” It seems that a group of 5 bridesmaids just received their … 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 thing  to operate a business with no dressing … Continue reading

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More Muslins for You

Before I start with muslins and comments I have to share my latest purchase. In the past I have bought rayon batiks from this company, Batik Butik, from local retailers and on-line but this time I was able to buy … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and Remake

Some brides really appreciate my work, I hug them goodbye, wish them a perfect wedding day and I don’t expect to see them again. Then just before the wedding day this shows up on my doorstep: What could be nicer … Continue reading

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