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The Traveling Wedding Dress – Wear it Again Inspiration

Have you ever wished that you had worn a different wedding dress, said “I do” somewhere else, or changed your hair for your wedding day? Here is the story of The Traveling Wedding Dress and how you can wear your wedding dress again! These are some of the reasons I decided to wear my wedding […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Bridal Shoes

Everything You Need to Know About Bridal Shoes for Your Wedding

Here is everything you need to know about Bridal Shoes for your big day!   Timing Which came first, the wedding dress or bridal shoes? For long dresses, you should have your shoes before your final dress fitting to get the hem the right length.  Most Brides select their wedding shoes after finding the perfect […]

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What to Wear to a Graduation Party

Graduation is right around the corner!  Many years has passed since I graduated, so this edition of What to Wear is written by guest writer, Lisa Griffin. Soon you will be spending your last days at your university or college. Besides final tests and thoughts about your future perspectives, it means a memorable party! Are […]

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Zipper Replacement | Guide for DIY and Repair Costs

Recently, I had a zipper malfunction on a great dress.  The hidden zipper completely split open and the only way out of the dress was to pull one side of the teeth out of the zipper, by brute force.  There is no way to repair a zipper when it splits, much less when it is ripped apart. […]

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Homecoming Dress

Summer is coming to an end and it is time to go Back to School.  That means Homecoming is just around the corner.  Homecoming is the weekend where former alumni visit their High School or University.  There is a big sporting event against the local rival school, tailgating activities, and a DANCE!  It is the […]

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How to Sell Your Wedding Dress

There are many reasons to keep your wedding dress, preserved or displayed, you may want to hand it down to your daughter to wear on her big day, re-purpose as Christening Gown, or upcycle the gown into another outfit or accessories.  Or, for totally different reasons you may want to “cash in” the value of […]

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Simple Tips to Upcycle Your Prom Dress

After Prom, you may consider selling your Prom dress while the style is still current and to make room in your closet for other things.  Or, you may just not want to part with your beautiful frock – so Upcycle it!  You can repurpose your dress into another fabulous outfit. A former client loved her Prom […]

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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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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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Easy Halloween Costumes, it is all about the accessories

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Looking for simple (and cheap) DIY Halloween Costume ideas?  I have a few… It is all about the accessories, take simple items already in your closet and add just the right touch for a unique and totally YOU costume. Sexy Fairy – Form fitting sexy mini dress or tight shirt & matching pants, then add […]

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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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