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Sewing real wedding dress

After my friend had chosen her wedding dress, it staid in store for fixing. It was too big for her. She wasn't from same town then me and the dress, so we planned that I'm going to get the dress from shop and bring it with me to wedding. Original plan was that I was going to add shoulder straps, because that way the placement and lenght would be correct. That isn't really big thing to do, but I was still so happy that the sewer and my friend both trusted it for me. Brides are usually more stressed about the dress then about any other clothes. Well, I end up to sew so much more.

I travelled two days before wedding and got the dress day before it. I was ordered a hangar from online, that had the cross bar was made from iron wire and shaped as her name. It was white and had pearls for decoration. it was extra surprise for her. I was so careful with the dress and didn't leave in car even for a minute alone. It would be nightmare to loss it. If someone would decide to steal the car at the moment, the car would be easier replace then the dress!

It was so good that I was there two days earlier. Dress wasn't fitting. Well, it was the right size, but when it was made smaller the level of waistline had moved up, and it made the the dress be much lower then it should be. So neckline was too low and was showing too much. It was so lucky that I had the extra fabric from the dress, so I had something with what to work. I haven't seen her that mad never. She was stressed with everything anyways and now she was worried all the work that I'd have to do. I was feeling well and I had to hand sew the changes. I wasn't worry about the time and I actually loved to do it. I really love how great dress fabrics feels. And of course I'd done anything for her!


One other lucky thing was the style of the dress. It was easy to keep the style and add pleats over the original dress. That and shoulder straps isn't really that big work, but when it's your best friend's wedding dress, you really want to do extra well work and invisible stitching. It was ready on my second night there, the night before wedding.

One the wedding, day I went to her place to help with the make up and dressing up. Part of the sewing was still undone. I added the pleats only to front, so it was still lower from back and was showing her bra. So I sew those to dress and hide it that way. While I was doing it, I stab my finger with needle and got blood to the dress! So I had white wedding dress with red blood dots, about hour before she had to be ready to leave. Only thing what I knew was, not to tell that to her, before I know what to do. I don't have any idea, how I got the idea and how I was so lucky once again, that it worked. I had micellar water because doing her make up. I put that to a Q-tip and pressed it to a dot. It was a miracle! It washed the blood and didn't leave any stains.

Because I was photos from dress fitting I was able to do a jewellery stand for the wedding gift and take a photo about her with it. I was going to do it from the extra fabric from her dress, but I had to use too much for it  from the changes. There was view stressful moments, but now those are just lovely memories.  @FromMadeByMeri



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