Wedding Dress Magic

I have the best nieces in the world.  They think I am magic and can do anything. In their eyes, maybe I can.  But you and I know different!  I just do the best I can and try to hide any mistakes which are sure to be there:)

My beautiful niece ordered a wedding dress from China.   And as is always a case with a mail order dress, it needed some alteration.  You guessed it– Wonder Tracy to the rescue!!

She wanted sleeves, the top drooped a bit, and it was way too low for her comfort.  So I pulled the shoulder seams up and stitched them down.  Of course I matched the edges while sewing. -Easy!  Now it fits great:)

Then we played with sleeve design and decided on this pretty layered idea.  I had to cut about 5″ off of the bottom of the dress to make it shorter (that first cut into the dress made me take a few deep breaths!  Scary!!).  I used the extra fabric for the sleeves.

I hand sewed them in so that there would not be a stitching line on the top.  That was an adventure!

Now for the low bodice.  We tried a few ideas and decided on a pretty bow.   It is absolutely perfect with the dress.

She absolutely loved how the dress turned out.   I will be taking their pictures on Monday.  I will post a picture or two so you can see how beautifully  it fits her.

I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family.  It has just been a SWEET experience to help with this wedding dress for one of my favorite people!


Here are a few pictures I took of the beautiful bride and happy couple at the Latter-day Saint Gila Valley Temple.  She is glowing:)!