Tag Archives: 5 point bustle

Goodbye to the 80’s

Did anyone forget the 80’s MIL gown??? Want to see the final steps? The final fitting reveals that the front lower skirt has a few points/scallops touching the ground so they will be altered/raised up from the upper seam. Also … Continue reading

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Lace, Hems and Straps

This Wtoo Pippin dress is dramatic and very long. We have seen this dress before and know what has to be done to shorten it. Even this tall model needs her dress shortened in front! Besides needing to be shortened … Continue reading

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Sample Dress Labor

This dress is Mon Cheri Enchanting. It was bought at a new local salon with no tags whatsoever inside which is bizarre! There were no labels as to fabric content or size or country of origin…all removed for some reason. … Continue reading

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Tale of 2 Dresses

Rarely do I get in 2 dresses that could be sisters at the same time for the same date. This year to finish off the 11 month long season I have two that will both be worn on New Year’s … Continue reading

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Heavy Lace and Pearls

Isn’t this just a dreamy wedding gown? It is Wtoo Elise. The lace is very heavy and looks and feels crocheted so the trick is to work with this very bulky textile and make it look airy. The nude satin … Continue reading

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The Blue Dress

Some of you spotted the blue dress in the collection hanging up. OK…it is unusual, but we have the same problems we do with all gowns from Chinese websites…it just doesn’t/will never fit. Here it is on a model: Blue … Continue reading

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Bride includes the Groom

For the first time ever, I had a bride include the groom in her preparations! It seems he likes to dress up and wear pocket squares for an accent of color so she asked me if I would make some … Continue reading

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