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:

StitchinByTheLake said...

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

Ale jc said...

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

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

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!

ShirleyC said...

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

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

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

glen

♥Duff said...

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

charlotte said...

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

Snoodles said...

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!

cathy s said...

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

Leah said...

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!!

Deb said...

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

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

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 .

leigh said...

gorgeous dress!

Kira said...

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

the girlfriend gap said...

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

Nana said...

Wow, this dress is a dream!!!

Nana