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Melrose, MA, United States
Hi there, and thanks for visiting my Blog! How did I get started? Well, when I was pretty young, my mom taught me all the basics of sewing. It seemed to come natural to me, and by the time I was in middle school, I began to make lots of my own clothes. I did some sewing for people I knew, (including my mom!)and then bought my first sewing machine in 1986 when I decided that I would make my own wedding gown! I live in Melrose, MA with my husband and our 3 boys. When expecting our first, I started to make dolls, just in case I had a girl. I continued making and selling them as they were fun to make and customize for a special girl. I work out of my home and have had the great experience of making gowns, home fashions, dolls and doing many alterations over the years. My work has been largely word of mouth, with very little advertising. I think you will find my work unique and would like to create something special just for you!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Unless it's a ball gown - floor length all the way around, chances are, your wedding gown will need a bustle! And now, even some prom dresses need to be bustled! Here are some photos of bustles I've done just this year alone!

1 bustle on this prom gown holds her train in place nicely

Not a long train, but she wanted it bustled. just 1 button
Also, the sash was added to the gown

Side swept - 3 bustles to the right side

French bustle (3)

French bustle (3)

1 button holds this bustle in place very elegantly

Another just needing one

3 bustles

1 bustle

Something about a lace bustle - just one needed- just beautiful!

3 bustles for the lace, and one for the satin layer underneath

And a little surprise in the front!

3 bustles swept to the side to follow the flow of the drape

5 tiered bustles required for this elegant ball gown

Close up of bustle
Prom skirt - one button pulls up the train!

Quite the bustle for this prom dress!
Love this SUPER confident bride! 3 French bustles pull this all together!

3 bustles hold this train in place nicely!
And here is the above gown in action - all bustled up!