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My first order

I made so many jewellery stands for friends and friends of friends, but now I got a call that there was waiting my first order at bridal shop. It was mother of the bride and it was surprise for her. With this one, I went to shop and took photos of the dress. Later I wound out that was the best to get photos from fitting and see how the dress looks on bride. That helps to get the copy as correct, then it's possible. Always there will be some differences, because the size, but you just have to accept it.

With doing miniatures the thing isn't to do everything at same way, then it was in original work. The thing is to make it look the same. I wasn't able to do the same kind of pleats, then the dress had. After testing it, I end up doing about 400 petals. They were my first petals, so it took so much more time and these I finished with super clue. It was so slow and smelly. I put every petal to clothespin and put super clue with small brush to round side of the drop shape and let it dry. In every drop on the skirt is made of three petals. Organza - satin -organza. And then folded to double. Not exactly from the half way, so it's showing the both trimmings, to make it look even more fluffy. Very simple, but so time taking. Whole dress is satin covered with organza and embroider with silver string, seed pearls and I super clued small crafting diamonds on it. On back side, I made the lacing from ribbon. I was thinking also some kind of string, but this worked well.

Later when they were picking up the dress, I went to the shop and gave the done work to the mother, while the bride was in fitting room. She liked it, but I haven't heard the bride's comment about it. It was so different feeling to do something like that for someone who paid from it. I've sold my works earlier, but this was the first time when I had to copy something and make it look good enough for customer. Every one were happy enough, so I kept working and got faster and better over time. @FromMadeByMeri


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