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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sewing With Love

My sister Renee` sits at a sewing machine all day, and has done so professionally for over 30 years.  She is surrounded by piles of satin, silk, lace, and chiffon; beading, boning, lining, tulle, horsehair braid, patterns, and pins on a carpet of thread confetti.  She's a tailor. 

She's the master of her craft when it comes to wedding dresses.  For over 10 years, she worked as a seamstress for Maggie Sottero, a designer bridal gown company, altering, repairing, and "filling" wedding dresses.  In a conservative community like this, the definition of modesty is an important factor in design, and Renee's talent is to fill in where a design ends.

And now, her own daughter is the bride.  Renee` isn't one to brag, (or blog), so I'll do it for her.  She feels like she has worked her entire life to be able to do justice to her daughter's dress; the "pièce de résistance", a culmination of all of her skills, and infused with love for her daughter.  A beautiful dress (← click to see) to begin with, none of the style was sacrificed in order to finish it to the specifications of the bride-to-be.



This dress... this bride... well, you can see for yourself:

Aunt Deonn is a little choked up right now...

16 comments:

  1. The dress is stunning...and the pictures are a treasure. I especially liked the ones with umbrellas and the one with red tennis shoes! Blessings, Marlene

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  2. Ok, it has been many years since I have been part of a bridal party..gosh I wish I knew your sister...this is spectacular...and her daughter is sew beautiful...the dress stunning on her..loved the red snickers and behind the umbrella....sew cool

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  3. Oh my goodness. Just stunning, the dress, the bride and I love the picture of her sitting on the window ledge. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. That's an incredible dress! Your sister should be so proud. I love the pics too!

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  5. The dress and the bride are stunning. The groom ain't half bad himself!

    glen

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  6. What a show-stopping, jaw-dropping dress! Absolutely beautiful bride! The pictures are so sweet--some fun others seriously loving. wow! thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing. Beautiful bride, great pictures. I love a wedding!

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  8. Aunt Deonn is joined by others who are moved by such stunning photos that are so full of love and tenderness. They are breathtaking...her momma has a perfect right to be proud of the dress and of the bride! Best wishes and blessings to the happy couple!

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  9. just beautiful bothe bride and dress what a fantastic job I would also be very proud and choked up over this...love it

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  10. Love how she altered the dress. You would never know it was a strapless dress from the beginning. It all looks so seamless. And the photo session was great. Love the red shoes!!

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  11. All is just simply stunning, the dress is gorgeous and she makes a beautiful bride. Congrats.

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  12. WOW !! the dress ; the bride ; the groom = AWESOME ! your sister did a fabulous job on the dress ! It's so nice to see a young beautiful lady who is not hanging out of her beautiful wedding dress . Pictures of brides 'hanging out ' of their strapless dresses IN CHURCH takes away from it being a special day .

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  13. That is stunning work. I hope I can do that someday. I loved the photo-op too! The last photo just made me laugh.

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  14. Beautiful beautiful! I'm thinking my daughters probably tried on some of those gowns by this designer. thanks for sharing. looks like it was a beautiful day to be married on. liked the umbrella shots. janita

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  15. Wow, this dress is a dream!!!

    Nana

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