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Woke up this morning and as people say, “Any morning you wake up is a good morning.”  I was looking forward to going fabric shopping with my cousin Nicole.  Her husband is a Que and his fraternity is having a formal dance.  I am making a gown for Nicole.  This morning I tried to think of the last time I wore a gown.  I remembered as a child my mother getting dress for fancy dances and weddings.  I remember the beautiful gowns, sparkly jewelry and if it was winter, the rented furs. 

What happened?  Where are the events that allow you to put on your finest?  Today, people don’t think they should dress up for weddings anymore!  The last time I wore a gown was 14 years ago when a best friend got married.  I was one of the bridesmaids and I made the wedding gown and dresses for that wedding.  I remember the dress vividly because it was a hot dress, RED!  A long sleeveless sheath, with princess seaming and a high slit on the front left thigh.  The neckline was scooped front and back, and we wore long red chiffon scarf draped across the front of our neck and hanging down the back. 

We looked and felt glamorous.   And that’s the point.  Did glamour die and no one bothered to tell me?  When was the last time you wore a gown?  When was the last time you felt glamorous?


Author: Mpressive Threadz

I started sewing when I was 11 years old, and had my own clients when I was 12. I graduated from the H.S. of Fashion Industries, majoring in fashion design. I expanded my technical background by attending evening classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and working many years at a major pattern company. I have been creating custom wedding gowns and evening dresses for more years than I care to count. I LOVE WORKING WITH FABRICS. I love fine sewing techniques. I love creating beautiful dresses.

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