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Sew with Me: Don't Worry I've Got You

Hey Loves!

It's been a while since I've posted anything.  It's been a long time actually.   I've missed you guys.   I've been out of commission for a while.   Hopefully I'll be back to myself soon but until them I'll catch you guys up on what I've done in the last few months.

Here's one of my favorites and most challenging.   I remember searching for the perfect dress for my wedding.   Getting measured, ordering it,  and praying it fit when I received it.   My dress fit perfectly but what if it hadn't?!  I would have been devastated.

So, when I got the call about this project,  I was glad to help but nervous because I knew how important this project was.   This project started as a redesign of a drop waist,  a-line wedding gown - shorten the dress and add a tulle underskirt. This dress would be for the reception. Then,  she brought her wedding dress. The wedding dress didn't fit comfortably. The pressure was on ams time was ticking.   In about a month, I was able to complete both projects.

Here's what I did:

  • Reception Dress
  1. detached the skirt from the Bodice
  2. shortened the Bodice
  3. removed Bodice zipper and created corset closure
  4. deconstructed the skirt
  5. repurposed the skirt fabric into a circle skirt for the new skirt
  6. reassembled the dress
  7. created a tulle underskirt
Reception Dress: Inspiration in the Center
  • Wedding Dress
  1. removed Bodice zipper and created corset closure

Wedding Dress: Corset Closure

The smile on her face was confirmation that I didn't ruin her day.   I lived up to my words don't worry I've got you.

A happy bride equals a happy wedding. I think she looks happy and beautiful. What about you?

Smooches!


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