February 24, 2018

If you are planning on making major changes to a dress, like adding sleeves, changing illusion net from nude to white, or adding a large amount of beading or lace, do a first fitting/ consultation at least 4 months in advance. The work may not take that long, but time...

February 17, 2018

During a first, and especially a second fitting, as a seamstress I need the bride to be vocal about how they are feeling in their dress. If you don't tell me something feels off (too tight, too loose, etc) I will not know that there are adjustments to be made. You will...

February 2, 2018

When budgeting for a wedding dress the cost of alterations should be factored in. Sales consultants will often be able to give you a cost range based on each dress, but they will never be exact. As a bridal seamstress I do not have a price list that can be handed to yo...

January 26, 2018

The most important person at a fitting is the bride. I have had some come on their own, with just one person, or an entire team of people. The best advice i can give, keep it simple. A fitting area can usually only fit a few people comfortably and have there still be r...

January 19, 2018

Any foundation garments you want to wear with your dress, make sure you bring to every fitting. Even if they don't seem to change your appearance dramatically, your foundation garments will affect the way the dress hangs on your figure. Depending upon the design and cu...

January 12, 2018

Though it might seem like advice straight out of the 50's, poor posture can alter your

appearance. When our shoulders slump forward and our chin starts to jut out our breasts then sag lower down by our waists instead of resting at our chest where they belong.  This give...

January 5, 2018

Q: How much weight can you loose after purchasing a dress?

A: There is no one answer to this questions. Each person looses weight in a different way, effecting their bodies differently. Pounds are not the important number, inches are. Each change in size equals about 1...

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