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Lace Topper and a Rush Dress

If you are a modest bride and feel like you are revealing too much in a strapless gown…what do you do? You can think about adding a tulle covered ribbon halter or double spaghetti straps:       You also want … Continue reading

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Tripping

Finally, back home and ready to meet with 6 new brides this week as the jet lag is wearing off. Our flight home was supposed to be a direct 12 hour flight from Heathrow to San Francisco and then a … Continue reading

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The Trip and Tight Sleeves

In the last post I revealed a clue to my whereabouts and this time I have more clues as I move from place to place…see if you can recognize any of them:      With 4 days left in the 3 … Continue reading

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1953 was a very good year

In 1953, Queen Elizabeth was crowned, Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected US president, the polio vaccine was developed, Playboy magazine featured Marilyn Monroe on it’s first cover, sugar rationing ended in the UK and Ian Fleming published Casino Royale, the … Continue reading

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Simple 1

Older second-time brides can be so easy to work with. They want classic lines and good fit. This bridesmaid dress fits the bill and it came with straps that we could use to make things secure. The skirt needed hemming … Continue reading

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Lace From 1973

The phone call went like this, “I have my mother’s wedding dress and I’m getting married in May and I have had a little trouble getting the zipper up”. I assured her that most dresses can be saved with a … Continue reading

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Ponte Dresses

Two years ago when I was visiting Southern California, I was able to have a sewing weekend with my youngest daughter and we made this dress with Very Easy Vogue 8630. At the time, we bought ponte knit from JoAnn’s … Continue reading

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