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SYDNEY BRIDAL DESIGNER SKETCH WASN”T WHAT THE BRIDE TO BE IMAGINED HER DRESS WOULD BE. I get a lot of enquiries from brides who have purchased their dresses in Sydney and then experienced issues with their designs or alterations and are desperately seeking a Wollongong seamstress to fix these issues the week/day/evening before their wedding day…
I get a lot of enquiries from brides who have purchased their dresses in Sydney and then experienced issues with their designs or alterations and are desperately seeking a Wollongong seamstress to fix these issues the week/day/evening before their wedding day…
Hello Future Brides,I received a call the other morning from a groom, who was calling on behalf of his unhappy bride. She had bought her dress from a boutique in Sydney, and unfortunately the seamstress had not fitted the dress to the bride’s satisfaction. The groom’s call came quite urgently as the wedding was a mere three sleeps away. He explained that it was an emergency, and offered double the cost of the alterations if I could fit his bride in.
This bride had lost over 10 kilos in just three months, and she looked great! Unfortunately, her bust had also lost some fullness and needed some support, which her chosen dress was not able to provide.
This bride came to me only four months out from her wedding…very close to be ordering a dress! It turned out that she had originally bought a dress from an outlet bridal store and had been having second thoughts ever since. She googled the dress she bought, and found that it was actually a dress from 2008 - this explained why she felt so outdated in it! I was interested in seeing the dress that she bought from the outlet and I know my face said it all - it was dowdy and didn’t flatter her shape at all.
It is well-known that Spring and early Summer are busy periods for the wedding industry…but what isn’t as known is that bridal stores go CRAZY in January…after all the Christmas proposals!
I recently had a bride and her mother in the shop and, after trying on only a few styles, we found The Dress. It looked like it was made for her, and her alone. However, while the bride loved the dress, both she and her mother felt that it lacked embellishment and they suggested adding some beading to the neckline. I could immediately see what they were saying; being a seamstress, this attention to detail is my thing. The bride was conscious of her budget, and so I asked her mother if she had ever done any sewing. The mother replied that she enjoyed quilting, but had never had any experience with beading. “Perfect!” I exclaimed, “When your dress arrives and I have finished the alterations, I will teach your mother how to bead it for you!” Her mother was nervous, but I chose a simple pattern and we had a lovely time whilst I taught her the basics of beading.
My bride to be tried on the Lusan Mandongus LM2496 loved it but wanted the dress strapless without the lace illusion . Lusan Mandongus made it especially for her and it was exactly how she dreamed her dress would be.
These photos I have taken in her finally fitting in my bridal boutique a week before her big day. I couldn’t stop taking photos, I said ” you look better than a model” I can only imagine what your going to look like on your wedding day
This bride came into my bridal boutique with mermaid style in mind. After trying a few mermaid styles and explaining to my bride of the alterations I need to do as she is a petite height.
This bride said ” I know I’m not choosing the wedding dress style for my height” I answered no not really but I can alter it to make it work for you. I said can you try this dress on and try and be a bit open minded.
The photo speaks for it self she loved it on. The Cotin Sposa dress looked amazing and when my bride said I want to try and sit in it….I couldn’t help myself but take a photo .
I thought I would take a photo of this dress on my bride to be . This bride is a size 12. The photo of the tea length dress on the Justin Alexander website, the neckline looks like it’s high raise neckline, it is more of a Sabrina neckline with lace trim. I personally like the dress on my bride to be than the model as I feel the neckline isn’t flattering on the Justin Alexander website photo. This dress I call it my Audrey Hepburn ……just classic
Can I ask why the cotton gloves?
A bridal boutique is the last place people expect to have to wear cotton gloves but it’s something that I insist on at Accapella Bridal. Through all the years of altering bridal gowns, I’ve seen so many brides that have bought dresses off the rack with makeup on them, spray tan marks, and pulls from engagement rings.