Dealing with a Zipper Malfunction

Today I had a fashion emergency.  My zipper split while I was in a dressing room, out for a quick shopping trip.  This easily could have been avoided.  I had trouble with this zipper just a few hours earlier, and that was my warning sign.  The idiot light of zippers, saying that I am on my last leg […]

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What is the Difference between Junior and Misses_

What is the Difference between Junior and Misses?

One of the most confusing parts of shopping is trying to figure out what size to try on and ultimately what to add to your wardrobe. Are you even trying on clothes from the correct department? What is the difference between Junior and Misses clothing? Misses clothes can also be Petite or Tall, and at […]

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Adding Side Pockets, Easy DIY sewing Project

Adding Side Pockets | Easy Sewing Project

Oh, yes – I love pockets!  Here is my previous post to add a basic top pocket, now let’s move on to a basic side seam pocket. Pleated or full skirts are ideal for this hidden pocket.  I selected this dress with a back zipper and minimal stretch to the fabric.  Trying to match this […]

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Add Pockets to clothes, Easy no Sew options

How to Add Pockets to Clothes | DIY Super, Easy Methods with no Sew Options

Pockets are great!  They are built-in compartments that can supplement or replace a handbag or purse.  Here is a previous post about the hidden treasure of sewn pockets, but what about the majority of fabulous dresses & skirts without pockets?  Let’s add them! The easiest garments to add pockets are non-stretchy fabric (cotton is my favorite) […]

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Effective Strategies for a Closet Purge

As the temperature cools down for fall, I have purchased a wardrobe refresh and now I need to clear out some old & outdated items to make room for it all. I encourage a wardrobe “check-up” at the beginning of each season.  Trying to go through an entire closet all at once is quite daunting.  I prefer to […]

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I Shunk This, Now What?!?! Advice for unshrinking clothes from 2MorrowsDress.com

I shrunk this, now what? | Step by step instructions to undo shrinking clothes

I am normally very careful with laundry.  I know what fabrics to wash and how to wash it.  That does not stop a rogue shirt or dress from being washed incorrectly and shrinking. Recently, I accidentally washed a few dry-clean only items in the washing machine. It did not go well. Here are the step by […]

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Get the stain out | Proven stain removal tips for clothing, fabrics, and more

Are you as accident prone as me? I am the queen of spills, stains, and messes. These are my tried and tested common stain remover techniques to get the satin out of anything, using natural chemical-free products! Blood – Rinse with cold water as quickly as possible, and keep the stain wet.  Dab or pour […]

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Sewn Pockets

Do you know the difference between decorative pockets and real pockets that are sewn shut? Many high quality garments leave the manufacturer with the pockets stitched closed to prevent the garment looking worn, prior to puchase in the store.  Stitched pockets maintain shape better and are less likely to be damaged in the fitting room.  Some people will […]

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Can I bleach my dress?

Recently, I received this email from a customer wanting to repurpose an existing dress for her wedding. I bought a prom dress from you in 2010, and I loved the way it looked and felt on me. It is 100% polyester, floor length, and beaded with a cinch at the waste. I am now getting […]

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Night Out Essentials

Before heading out of town or for a special night out, plan ahead and pack a few essentials in case of disaster. Do not let a minor disaster turn into something bigger on your Honeymoon, Bacherlette Party, Prom night, Wedding, Military Ball, or other special night out. A little planning can save your sanity during […]

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How do I measure myself instructions

How do I measure myself?

The three most important measurements for dress sizing are Bust, Waist, and Hips.  Bust is also important for determining shirt size.  Waist and hip measurements are critical for skirts, pants, and underwear.  Grab a tape measure or string, and following these quick and easy steps to measure yourself. Bust: Measure around your body, under your […]

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Tailoring and Alterations Guide

Quick Guide to Tailoring and Alteration Basics

Some lucky women can find a dress that fits perfectly off the rack, and for the rest of us sometimes a little adjustment is necessary. Ask your dress retailer to recommend a seamstress or tailor. Some corporate stores are actually not allowed to recommend a seamstress. Check with independent dress boutiques or your dry cleaners, […]

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